One of the toughest endurance events on the planet comes to Mallorca next year when the Ironman 70.3 Triathlon takes place in Alcudia next year on 14th May, 2011. The event is sponsored by tour operator Thomas Cook in conjunction with the Department of Tourism, and the organisers hope to attract 2,500 competitors.
The event consists of a swim of 1.9km, followed by a bike ride of 90km, and finishes with a 21km run, and it will act as a qualifying race for the Ironman 70.3 World Championship. The race will take place in Alcudia, with the swim being held in the harbour of Alcudia. The cycling course runs up and through the Tramuntana mountain range, providing a challenging one-loop route with plenty of up and downhill stretches. A four-loop running course along the beach of Alcudia will conclude the race, with the finish line being approximately 500 metres from the starting line.
The expected water temperature for May is between 18 and 20 degrees, with air temperature in a range from 15 to 25 degrees Celsius.
Majorca, and in particular the north-east of the island, is already well known amongst the cycling community as a superb training ground due to its climate and challenging terrain. It is hoped the the Ironman competition will attract up to 20,000 visitors to the Alcudia area in what is traditionally a quieter time for the tourism industry.
The race is on the May 14th, 2011.
The race takes place in the northern part of Mallorca, an island in the mediterranean sea. The swim course is located in the harbour area of the city of Alcudia. The bike course takes the athletes up the mountains of the island and is a one loop course. It is a challenging up- and downhill course with long flat parts. The run course is a flat 4 loop course along the wonderful beach of Alcudia. The finishline is located in the harbour area, about 500 meters apart from the swim start.
Online registration opens on October 11th, 2010 on www.ironmanmallorca.com.
Until December 31st, the entry fee is EUR 210 (+ 5 % Active processing fee) for single athletes and EUR 255 (+ 5 % Active processing fee) for teams. After January 1st, 2011 a late registration fee of EUR 50 is added. Major credit cards only (VISA, AMEX and MASTER CARD); cash or checks will not be accepted.
The expected water temperature for May is between 18 and 20 degrees Celsius. Air temperature is expected to be in a range from 15 to 25 degrees Celsius.
All qualifying events will implement both the International Triathlon Federation and USA Triathlon’s Age Group Competition rule: All age group athletes must compete in the age group division corresponding to the athlete’s age on December 31st of the year of the event.
Entrants must be at least 18 years of age on race day. Participants entering the race at 17 years of age need a parental permission.