*March 25* Alveo Ironman 70.3 [2018] Davao, Ph

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updated: 23 Mar 2018



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About Davao, Philippines

Davao is an anchor tourist destination and one of the 7,107 times more islands that make up the Philippine archipelago. It is a natural haven for both sedate and daring pursuits.

Davao, on the southeastern seaboard of Mindanao is attracting more tourists because of its rich culture, abundant natural resources, forests, wildlife sanctuary and the imposing presence of Mt. Apo, (the tallest mountain in the country). Davao City limits sprawl over 224,000 hectares, among the largest in the world, leaving ample space for environmentally friendly expansion and development.

Event Experience

After Luzon and Visayas, IRONMAN sets foot in Mindanao with this addition to extend its presence across all three island groups of the Philippines.Davao City has continuously grown and developed infrastructure over the years to become one of the most popular touristic destinations in the Philippines. Athletes will have an easy journey to the start line through Davao international airport with direct flights from Manila, Singapore or Kuala Lumpur, and will have a wide selection of world-class hotels to enjoy their stay in Davao, located on the East coast of Mindanao island in the Philippines.

“It is always exciting for us to announce the addition of a new event – especially in the Philippines where the enthusiasm of the IRONMAN community is exceptional. We launched IRONMAN Philippines on August 1st and sold out all entries in one day. We hope for such a tremendous response as we open registrations of IRONMAN 70.3 Davao on October 1st.” IRONMAN Asia Managing Director Geoff Meyer said.

The participants will enjoy racing through Davao’s fusion of nature and urban infrastructure. The race begins with a one-loop swim at the beautiful property development of Azuela Cove where they will go back for their first transition. They will then exit onto the main highway to start the 90km bike course. The fast, single loop bike course heads all the way to the turnaround point at Tagum City. Participants will then head back to Azuela Cove for the second transition. They exit out to the flat roads of J.P. Laurel Avenue towards the commercial district of Davao to complete the two-loop 21.1km run. Participants will be cheered by a crowd of spectators lining up along the streets until the finish line at the Azuela Soccer Field.

“We at Sunrise Events are excited to be offering a brand-new race in another part of the country next year.Davao will be our next destination for an IRONMAN 70.3 race and we believe this will be well received by local and foreign triathletes alike. We are encouraged by the enthusiasm Davao has expressed in hosting us there and I expect we will see this race steadily grow.We look forward to seeing you all at a new destination.” said Wilfred Steven Uytengsu, President of Sunrise Events

CEO Category still AVAILABLE!

Individual and Relay Category SOLD OUT!



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The 1.9km swim starts in the beautiful property development of Azuela Cove.  Participants will swim the Pakiputan straight, following a single rectangular clockwise swim  course heading north.  The swim leg begins with a 500 meter leg then turning right for 50 meters then followed by  a 850 meter leg heading south.  Participants will then make a 25 meter right turn heading to the final 475 meter leg exiting in Azuela Cove.

Participants exit the swim and enter transition in the Azuela property to start the bike leg of the course.

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Participants exit the Azuela property and onto the main highway to begin the 90km bike course.Traversing through several cities, the course is straightforward and easy to navigate with wide and scenic roads. The course will lead participants north to the turn-around point in Tagum City. After making the turn-around, participants will head back to Azuela for transition 2 and enter the run leg of the course. 


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After racking their bikes, participants will head back out of Azuelaand turn right heading to J.P.Laurel Ave for the 21km run course. The run course is a two-loop clockwise 10km out-and-back race course. It will pass through the commercial district of Davao where the roads are flat and lined up with people cheering on the participants. The race ends at the finish line in Azuela Soccer Field.



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IRONMAN 70.3 World Championship Qualifying Race

There are 30 qualifying age group slots for the 2018 IRONMAN 70.3 World Championship in Nelson Mandela Bay, South Africa.


Registration Opens February 15, 2018, 8am Manila Time

Swim Course Map

The 4KM swim with 2 loop 2KM course and the 2KM swim with a 1 loop course, will all start in ACEA Beach. The counter clockwise course is comprised of a 450-meter swim before making a left turn taking participants to the 800-meter straight which is the longest portion of the swim course. Participants will then make a left turn for 100 meters before making another left turn taking them to the 550-meter part of the course before making a right turn leading them to the 100-meter part of the course to end the loop. 2KM participants will exit the swim course, heading to the finish line. For the 4KM participants they will exit the beach to start the second 2KM loop. Participants will follow the same swim course, and exit ACEA beach heading to the finish line.


All 4 Packages (includes all four Swim Outs) 2k Php8,000

Subic Swim Out 1 - April 15, 2018 - 2k Php2,500 - 4k Php3,500

Subic Swim Out 2 - May 13, 2018 - 2k Php2,500 - 4k Php3,500

Subic Package (includes both Subic Swim Outs) - 2k Php4,500 - 4k Php6,000

Cebu Swim Out 1 - July 8, 2018 2k Php2,500 - 4k Php3,500

Cebu Swim Out 2 - July 22, 2018 2k Php2,500

Cebu Package (includes both Subic Swim Outs) - 2k Php4,500


IronGirl Details:
5km Fun Run

Girls, are you ready to have fun?
We're bringing IronGirl to Davao on March 23, 2018!
This 5K fun run is perfect for ladies of all ages!
Stay tuned on Valentine's day for registration opening!
Registration Fee - Php 650 / USD $15
event is open to females 12 years old and above
Every finisher will get their own specially-crafted IronGirl Finisher's medal & shirt!
Everyone is a winner!
Run on your own pace - no timing!


Registration Opens February 14, 2018, 8am Manila Time

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