*June 3* Century Tuna Ironman Presented by Alaska & Sunrise Events  Subic, Ph
updated: 05 June 2018
Century Tuna IRONMAN Subic Bay, Philippines is the newest race to be added to the growing Philippine triathlon scene.
About Subic Bay, Philippines
Bounded on three sides by a mountain range, and endowed with a deep natural harbor, Subic Bay was once the home base of the U.S. naval forces in the Pacific. It was America's largest naval installation outside the United States, until it was turned over to the Philippine government in 1992.
All that sand and sea have not gone to waste, as Subic Bay is now a premier holiday destination for visitors from all over the world. They come for its pristine beaches, first-rate amenities and friendly services. In fact the waters and beaches of Subic Bay feature attractions for all types of folks: miles of fine sand and calm waters for beach lovers and picnickers, spectacular corals and underwater fauna for divers and snorkelers, mysterious sunken wrecks for history aficionados, and even choice spots for a relaxing afternoon of fly fishing.
But there's more to Subic Bay than sun-drenched shores. Its blessed location at the foothills of the Zambales mountain range has given it lush tracts of preserved tropical forest, which have become favorite venues for eco-tourism activities and sports events. U.S. Marines used to hone their jungle-survival skills in these mountains, trained by local indigenous people called the Aetas who have learned to live in harmony with their natural environment.
Subic Bay is one of the best places to train and tri in the Philippines.
The inaugural Century Tuna IRONMAN Philippines will aim to build upon the successes of the Century Tuna IRONMAN 70.3 Subic Bay and provide athletes with a challenging, yet beautiful course to tackle. Athletes will begin their IRONMAN journey with a two loop, 1.9km ocean swim in the calm, pristine waters of Triboa Bay, starting and finishing at ACEA Resort which will also play host to the first of the split transition areas. Once onto their bikes, athletes will head out of Subic Bay and onto the Subic-Clark-Tarlac Expressway (SCTEX) for a fast and flat two-loop, 180km ride which will bring riders back into the T2 at Remy Field in downtown Subic Bay. The 42.2km, two-loop marathon run will take in some of the best coastal views that the area has to offer and will be a buzz of energy with local supporters lining the streets to cheer the athletes home.
IRONMAN World Championship Qualifying Race
There are 30 standard qualifying slots for the IRONMAN World Championship in Kailua-Kona, HI.
Athlete safety is our utmost priority at Sunrise Events. We want to ensure everyone who participates in IRONMAN Philippines next year is fully prepared to undertake the challenge of an IRONMAN Triathlon event. As such, and in order to participate, you will have to complete or have completed an IRONMAN 70.3 or IRONMAN event within the time period of January 2016 to March 2018.
Please understand your safety is of utmost consideration and this validation requirement takes that into account. Please Click Here to send the secretariat (email@example.com) proof of completion by attaching a link of your race results on or before September 15, 2017. If you have not raced an IRONMAN 70.3, you have until March 2018 to race and validate.
IRONMAN COURSE MAPS
Once the home base of the US Naval Forces in the Pacific, Subic Bay is now known as a famous holiday destination for its various eco-tourism activites. With endless roads situated between the Zambales mountain range and the sea, Subic Bay has become a favorite for triathletes as their training grounds and vacation spot.
The swim starts at the pristine ACEA beach. Participants will swim with a counter clockwise format, enjoying the mountain ridges as their backdrop. The 2 loop, 1.9KM swim course starts with a 550 meter swim before making a left turn taking participants to the 850 meter straight which is the longest portion of the swim course. Participants will then make a left turn for 50 meters before making another left turn taking them to the 350 meter part of the course. They will then make a right turn leading them to the final 100 meter part of the course to end the loop. Participants will exit the water and run at the beach to start of the second 1.9KM loop. Participants will follow the same swim course and exit ACEA beach heading to the transition area.
From ACEA, participants will exit to San Bernardino road and head turn to Argonaut Road heading towards Tipo Gate. The course will take participants up and down the hills of Tipo Road before entering the downhill part of SCTEX (Subic Clark Tarlac Expressway).The long flat roads of SCTEX will be a fast and smooth ride along the country’s longest expressway, showcasing the lush fields and mountainous landscape of the area. The 180km 2-loop course will make its first turn-around at KM 54.5 before heading back to face a short yet steep climb to Tipo Gate. A second turn will be at KM 92.50 before taking the final turn at KM 130.50 and back to Tipo Gate at KM 168.50. Participants will head on to Rizal Drive to enter Transition 2 at Remy field.
From Remy Field, participants will exit to Burgos Road and make a right turn leading them to Rizal drive, where they will make another right turn in Argonautroad heading towards the airport. Participants will make their first turn-around at KM 8.75just before San Bernardino road. They continue back to Argonaut, leading them back to Rizal drive wherethey will take a left turn at Burgos street passing Remy field. Participants will head to Sampson road exiting to Waterfront road and turn right heading to Lincoln street. From Lincoln Street they turn right crossing towards Taft street and head towards Betty Lane and make the second turn around at KM 19.25. From here, they head back to the same course taking them back to Waterfront and back to Burgos street passing Remy field to begin the second loop. Participants will make a right turn at Rizal Highway, following the same route passing Argonaut and making the third turn at Argonaut road at KM 29.75. Participants will head back to Burgos road, passing in front of Remy field, heading to Water Front road and Lincoln and Taft street heading to the final turn around at KM 40.25. After completing the final turn-around, participants will follow the same route heading back to Remy Field for the Finish Line.
8KM RED ZONE AREA
- From Tipo Gate to Rizal Drive, KM 169.50 – KM 177.5.
- Downhill portion of the bike course.
- Please take extreme caution.
- Please SLOWDOWN.
- DO NOT USE AERO BARS.
- Follow directional signs and race marshals.
Sun Life Bike Out
Gear up for the race by joining the Sun Life Bike Out and rocking one of our Sun Life jerseys- FOR FREE!
Here’s how to score one:
1. Register for one of Sun Life’s upcoming brighter life sessions:
Sun Life Centre, 9AM to 10AM on May 26, 2018
Sun Life Centre, 1:00PM to 3:00PM on May 26, 2018
2. Attend the Brighter Life session at the 2nd Floor,Sun Life Centre, 5th Ave cor Rizal Drive, BGC Taguig. Your jersey stub will be handed to you at the event.
3. Present the stub at the IRONMAN Bike Out on May 27 (Sunday) at the Exhibition and Convention Center, Subic Bay to claim your free Sun Life jersey.
4. Wear the jersey during the Bike Out and get a chance to win more prizes!