A 1,900 metre swim, 90 kilometres by bike and then a half marathon to finish. That is the challenge that will be facing almost 4,000 athletes from all over the world at the IRONMAN 70.3 Mallorca event next Saturday May 11, one of the most fascinating triathlons of the calendar year, held once again this year in Puerto de Alcudia.
In previous posts we offered tips for optimising your performance in the IRONMAN event and recommendations for the event in Mallorca. We would now like to take the chance to share some fun facts about this major sports event and let you know how we spend the day at Zafiro Hotels.
- The biggest Ironman 70.3 in the world
- Route and schedule for the event
- Official hotel for Ironman Mallorca 70.3
The biggest Ironman 70.3 in the world
Puerto de Alcudia hosted IRONMAN for the first time in 2011, with 1,857 athletes taking part.
Ever since then, the number of athletes has grown, reaching 3,800 athletes last year, a success that will be repeated this year and which makes it the biggest Ironman 70.3 event in the world.
Route and schedule for the event
This Saturday, athletes from all over the world will be taking on the following route:
- Swim: with a rolling start and a route extending 1,900 metres through the calm waters of Alcudia Bay, which are expected to be at a temperature of around 18ºC.
- Bike: A 90km route that starts and finishes in Alcudia Bay, passing through the heights of the Sierra de Tramuntana mountains and on the flat through numerous villages in the island interior. Refreshments available at the 15, 31, 50 and 72km marks on a very technical and mountainous route for which the organisers recommend special precaution during the descents.
- Run: 5km plus two 8km laps to make a total of 21km on a flat, paved route alongside Alcudia Beach make up the last leg of this remarkable competition.
Once the race is over, 70.3 miles will have been completed, exactly half the 140.6 miles of a full IRONMAN event.
You can see the calendar, programme and other information in the official Ironman athlete's guide, which you can find in our hotels in Alcudia during the days prior to the event so you can check out any last-minute questions.
Athletes can register from Thursday, and on Friday at 6pm the IRONKIDS event for kids aged between 3 and 16 will be held. The awards ceremony will be held on Sunday.
This edition of the IRONMAN 70.3 Mallorca 2019 also comes with 60 qualifying places for the 2019 World Championship to be held in Nice in France.
We would like to take this opportunity to wish all the participants the best of luck!
Official hotel for Ironman Mallorca 70.3
Located just a few metres from the starting line is the Zafiro Tropic Hotel, the official hotel for Ironman Mallorca 70.3 and still with a few rooms left to book for the event. It’s definitely the best place to stay for athletes, family members or fans aiming to enjoy this intense event to the full. The hotel provides a gym, heated pool and full spa in which to relax before and after the event. And if you want to book a massage to soothe your muscles once the event is over, you can book it up here in advance through our website.
Another of our hotels near the event route is the Zafiro Palace Alcudia Hotel. In both hotels, participants have access to a Zafiro Cycling Station, our bike workshop where you can make sure your bike is in tip-top condition together with our professional team.
During the event, our hotels are also offering an adapted food and drink programme for participants. The night before the race, a full buffet will be served for dinner with an extensive range of fresh products, pasta and mainly foods rich in protein. The next morning, an early breakfast will be served from 5:30am with a full buffet for athletes and their families to start IRONMAN day full of strength and lots of energy.
If you want to get the most out of your IRONMAN 70.3 Mallorca experience, book your stay now. At Zafiro Hotels we await you with everything planned and prepared to be ready for the starting gun