*Apr 28* 5150 Cebu [2019]


updated: 25 APR 2019


Sun Life 5150 in Naga City, Cebu sets the stage as the newest playground for both the fastest and the newest of Triathletes

“It all begins with a healthy lifestyle.” - Benedict Sison, Sun Life of Canada (Phils.) Inc.

As the 5150 Triathlon Series finally arrives in Cebu, triathletes can now race in two world-class events close to home.  Event producer and organizer Sunrise Events aims to encourage even more people to adopt a healthy lifestyle. 5150, also knows as the standard triathlon distance  is a great precursor to the IRONMAN 70.3 distance and a a challenging arena for the tried and tested athletes to push themselves without the worry of a long race.

“The distance is still challenging for the novice triathlete and we hope to encourage many individuals to start with this distance. As more and more people seek a healthier lifestyle, triathlon is well positioned to attract many new participants. One way of encouraging this is by offering relays,” according to Wilfred S. Uytengsu, founder of Sunrise Events Inc.

He added, “At the same time, seasoned triathletes will enjoy the standard distance as a way to improve on their speed and add yet another race to their calendar.”

The Event’s Title Sponsor, Sun Life of Canada (Philippines), Inc., shares this sentiment. “Sun Life aims to offer Filipinos more venues to boost their health and wellness pursuits,” said Benedict Sison, CEO of Sun Life of Canada (Philippines), Inc.. “No matter where they are in their fitness journey, Sun Life 5150 will be an enriching experience for them.”


Looking forward to the event is City Mayor, Hon. Kristine Vanessa T. Chiong, as Naga gets to showcase the city as an ideal destination for sports and tourism in the province and the country as a whole. “I wanted to share to you that we have a vibrant community, that’s why we have encouraged the residents of the City of Naga to engage in sports,” she said.

The Sun Life 5i50 Triathlon race will have individual and relay participants kick off the race at the Naga City Boardwalk with a 1.5-kilometer swim then 40-kilometer bike, then a 10-kilometer run with the finish line waiting for them at the St. Francis Assisi Ocean Park. “We want to show that there’s another venue for triathlon outside of the usual places,” said Princess Galura of Sunrise Events Inc. Naga is well-known for its industrial setting, as well as the joyful and resilient Nagahanons. 

Racing with the participants are top notch Professionals from Australia, New Zealand, Hungary and Guam.  Sam Betten, a consistent 5150 champion will be challenged by his mates, Mitch Robins, Alex Polizzi and Dan Brown.  The women’s race will see New Zealander, Amelia Watkinson back in the standard distance racing Guam’s 2017 Athlete of the Year, Manami Iijima, and Hungary’s 2016 Athlete of the Year, Anna Eberhardt.

Of course, with all Sunrise Events races, the crowd of cheerers will have their field day with celebrity spotting. Confirmed to race with the participants are Piolo Pascual, Iñigo Pascual and Enchong Dee. 

A special prize awaits the added Cebu Team Challenge, presented by TriLife Magazine. The participants will have to form a team of five of its best age-groupers regardless of gender to be able to join the challenge.

As with all Sunrise Events, a CSR activity will be conducted after the race, participated by the event partners, the local government unit, and the Professional Athletes. 

The Sun Life 5150 Triathlon Naga City, Cebu is sponsored by Sun Life of Canada (Philippines), Inc. with the Province of Cebu and the City of Naga as the host venue.  It is backed by 2GO Express (Official Courier and Logistics Partner), F2P Sportswear, Mont St. Michel, David’s Salon and Vitargo. Media Partners are One Sports on Cignal, Manila Bulletin, crosstrain.ph, MBody.ph, Tempo, TriLife Magazine, AsiaTri.com and Finisher Pix.  Marketing Partners are Alaska, AlcoPlus, Australia Harvest Oatmeal, Borromeo Motoring Group, Ford, SsangYong, Cetaphil, Devant, Morot Ace, Regent, Sanicare, Storck, and Timex.  Official Hotels are Waterfront Cebu City Hotel and Casino and Cebu Parklane International Hotel. Official Registration Parter is Active Network.  Event Organized and Produced by Sunrise Events Inc.



Subject to change without prior notice: Updated as of April 11, 2019

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The swim course begins with a 200 meter swim heading north then turn right for 200 meters before making a right taking them to the 600 meter part of  the course. After making two final right turns they will reach the shore line and enter transition.


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The bike course is comprised of 5 loops.  Participants will exit transition and turn right to Natalio B. Bacalso National Highway and head north they make the first turn around at KM 3.8,  and they head down south heading to the second turn around at KM 7.75.  They head back to the north turn around at KM 11.7 and head back to the south turn around at KM 15.65.   Participants repeat the 8KM long loop for three more times and after completion of the five loops participants will head back to transition.  

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The run course, participants will exit transition and turn left to Natalio B. Bacalso National Highway and head south, making the first turn around at KM 2.9 of the two loop run course. Participants will head north bound for the second turn around at KM 3.9 to complete the first loop and make the second turn around. After completing the final turn around at KM 7.15 participants will head back to the sports complex area for the finish line.



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2019 Event Details

Event Name: Sun Life 5150 Triathlon Cebu

Date: Sunday 28 April, 2019

Minimum Age: All athletes must be 15 or older on race day (including all team members)

For general inquiries please contact secretariat email address: sunlife@5150philippines.com.

For all interested Asian Elites who have not yet registered, please contact promember@ironman.com . This is the first step in the registration process.

8:00 AM (UTC+8 Hongkong / Manila, Philippines Time)

Entry Fees:

Individual Entry FeesEarly bird entry 1 Oct 2018 – 31 Oct 2018$150 +8% Active Fee = $162 Regular entry 1 Nov, 2018 – Onwards$175 +8% Active Fee = $189 

Team Entry FeeEarly bird entry 1 Oct 2018 – 31 Oct 2018$180 +8% Active Fee = $194.4Regular entry 1 Nov, 2018 – Onwards$225 +8% Active Fee = $243


All prices are in USD
Entries will close on 7 April, 2019 if maximums are not reached earlier. 

Important Information:

All athletes must complete the onsite Check-In procedure by Check-In close on Saturday 27 April 2019.  Any athlete who does not Check-In by this time will not be eligible to race. Please refer to the event schedule for full details.

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