*Aug 05* Regent Aguila Energy Drink Ironman 70.3 Asia Pacific Championship [2018]


updated: 20 FEB 2018



About Cebu, Philippines

Condé Nast Traveler Magazine named Cebu the 7th best island destination in the Indian Ocean-Asia region in 2007, 8th best Asian-Pacific island destination in 2005, 7th in 2004 and in 2009, with popular tourist destinations such as  the Mactan Island. In a decade it has transformed into a global hub for furniture making, tourism, business processing services, and heavy industry.  

Cebu has been the home of the IRONMAN 70.3 Philippines since 2012.  Race Central is the beautiful Shangri-la Mactan Resort and Spa at the historic City of Lapu Lapu. 

The Province of Cebu boasts of successfully putting the fast paced well connected metropolis lifestyle and the laid back serenity and beauty of an island province. The cuisine is unique and the people warm and friendly.

Event Experience

A total of 2,500 triathletes gather from over 45 countries, including former world champions and rising stars of the sport. The event also boasts of the one biggest and most complete triathlon expo to date. 

Local celebrities, actors and actresses, local politicians are also avid supporters of this race, making it THE biggest and brightest race in Asia. 

Oh, by the way all the finisher medals and podium trophies are designed and hand made by World Class Cebuano designer Kenneth Cobonpue.

2500 Slots sold in four hours. 500 people in the waitlist. 97.6% participant ranking in 2013.

"It is very Kona-esk. If you want to race Kona, do this race – the heat, the wind, the atmosphere the crowd.  This race is the jewel of the crown here in Asia." – Geoff Meyer, CEO, World Triathlon Corporation for Asia Pacific

"Triathlon, it is really more fun in the Philippines." – Brent McMahon

"I have raced in Europe, Australia, the United States but racing in the Philippines is different. It is like family."  – Sam Betten

IRONMAN 70.3 World Championship Qualifying Race

There are 50 qualifying age group slots for the 2019 IRONMAN 70.3 World Championship.



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The Aguila IRONMAN 70.3 will start with a 1.9 kilometer swim in the beachfront of Shangri-LaMactan Resort and Spa. The 1.9km swim course will follow a clockwise direction. After finishing the point-to-point swim, participants will exit the Shangri-La boat ramp leading to the transition area.


From the swim exit at the boat ramp,participants will head to the transition area at the Mactan Newton. After quick change, participants will mount their bikes start their 90km bike leg.


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From transition area participants will take a narrow road heading to the main part of the race course passing through Mactan Newtown.Participants will then face an imposing yet considerable climb in the Bike Course, the Marcelo Fernan Bridge. They will bike towards CICC(Cebu International Convention Center)which is km 13, which is the location of the first medical and hydration station for the bike course. Participants will then head underneath the iconic Plaza Independencia through the Cebu South Coastal Road Tunnel.

After emerging from the tunnel, participants will head to flat wide roads of CSCR (Cebu South Coastal Road), were they will make the first turn around at km 29 in Talisay City. Talisay City will be a major aid station with hydration and medical support. Participants will encounter lots of head and cross winds in the area, but will be rewarded by flat roads and a scenic view.

After the first turn around at Talisay City, participants will head back to CICC to make the next turn around at km 45. Participants will make a turn around from mountain side road to seaside road. Participants will head back to Talisay City for the final turn around at km 61. After making the final turn around, participants will head back passing CICC KM 77, climbing the Marcelo Fernan Bridge, heading to Punta Engano and transition back to Mactan Newtown. 

Participants will traverse numerous cities in the bike course, Talisay, Mandaue, Cebu, Lapu-Lapu.

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The run course is a 2-loop course of generally flat terrain of mixed asphalt and concrete roads. 

From Shangri-LaMactan Resort and Spa participants will head to the narrow and flat roads of Punta Engano.They will be greeted with large crowds from the surrounding communities in the area. Hydration is critical since the area will be very hot and humid. Hydration stations will be spaced out evenly giving fluids and other needs of the participants. Turn aroundpoints will be on key Subdivisions/Villages, in Punta Engano after which they run back to the Shangri-LaMactan Resort and Spa parking lot for the well deserved finish line.








2018 Event Details

Event Name: Regent Aguila IRONMAN 70.3 Asia-Pacific Championship

Date: Sunday 5 August, 2018

Minimum Age: All athletes must be 18 or older on race day (including all team members)

For general inquiries please contact secretariat email address: secretariat@ironman703phil.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. 


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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

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