Number 1 IRONMAN 70.3 Vietnam will return to the stunning city of Da Nang for its 4th edition on Sunday, May 13, 2018. Named Best Inaugural Long Course event in 2015, Asia’s Best Long Course Destination Triathlon in 2016 and Best Triathlon Swim Course in Asia in 2017 by AsiaTri Magazine, the 2018 edition is expected to welcome more than 1,500 age group athletes and professionals from more than 55 countries.
Number 1 IRONMAN 70.3 Vietnam race will feature a fast, scenic course that includes a 1.9km ocean swim from beautiful Son Thuy beach at the Hyatt Regency Da Nang Resort & Spa (the race central). From there, athletes will transition to a beautiful two–loop, 90km bike course on smooth, well-paved roads that run along Da Nang´s unspoiled coastline and past some of the city´s key landmarks. The final 21km out–and–back run course is flat and passes by many of Da Nang´s renowned beach resorts before returning to the Hyatt for a stunning beachfront finish.
Number 1 IRONMAN 70.3 Vietnam serves as a qualifying race for the 2018 IRONMAN 70.3 World Championship in Nelson Mandela Bay, South Africa, on 1st and 2nd September 2018, with 30 qualifying slots available.
Festival weekend for the whole family
The second edition of the Sunrise Sprint (S2) will take place in Da Nang on Saturday, May 12, 2018 and offers a 750m beach swim, 20km fast and flat bike course and 5km run that features a stunning beach front finish. Whether the athletes are beginners wanting to immerse themselves into triathlon racing for the first time, tri-enthusiasts focused on speed or getting back into the sport or gluttons for punishment looking to test themselves with a full race weekend that includes IRONMAN 70.3 Vietnam, the S2 is made to order.
IRONKIDS Vietnam will also return to Da Nang on Saturday, May 12, 2018 and is set to be the largest race for youths in Vietnam. This year’s event will see a run only and the addition of an Aquathlon category, featuring a swim and run. The Aquathlon will have a swim of 100m and run of 1km for 6-10 years old and a swim of 300m and run of 2km for 11-14 years old, while the run will be 1km and 2km for the respective age groups.
Da Nang city lies in the Midlands of Viet Nam, from which Ha Noi capitol in the north and Ho Chi Minh city in the south are almost equally spaced. Da Nang is also the central point connecting three UNESCO World Heritage sites: Hue Citadel, Hoi An ancient town and My Son Sanctuary. The coastal city of Da Nang, well-known also for its pristine beaches, has become an ideal destination for triathletes and their families.
The athletes will enjoy a course that combines a beautiful beach swim, fast and scenic bike course and a run with a stunning beachfront finish. As part of the race athletes will get to experience why Da Nang was selected as the Top Destination on the Rise in the World by TripAdvisor and the New York Times Top 52 Places to Visit in 2015 and was awarded as Asia’s Leading Festival and Event Destination by World Travel Awards 2016.