Over 600 athletes from 11 countries will converge on the white sands and wide roads of Bohol
PANGLAO, Bohol (July 08, 2023) – Hailed as the perfect race-cation venue, Bohol will once again welcome athletes for the sixth year of the Sun Life 5150TM Bohol Triathlon. Known for its stunning natural landscapes, pristine beaches and vibrant culture, racing in picturesque Bohol is always enjoyable and memorable.
“The 5150 Triathlon in Bohol is a premier event that brings in athletes and their families into our islands each year, supporting and providing a valuable boost to local businesses. The province is forging ahead in cementing Bohol as the race destination to host world-class events,” said Gov. Erico Aristotle Aumentado of the Province of Bohol.
The 5150 Bohol, consists of a 1.5-kilometer swim, a 40-kilometer bike ride, and a 10- kilometer run, and will see almost 400 triathletes in action, mostly from the 25-44 age group. Families and friends of athletes will not only enjoy the exciting spectator sport, but they can also take part in other events in the locality as the race is included in the annual Sandugo Festival.
“Events like the 5150 Bohol are important not only to the triathlon community but to the local community and we are thrilled that we’re back in action once again. We look forward to sharing our stunning beaches, and beautiful coastal roads, and now, being one of UNESCO’s First Geopark in the Philippines, visitors get to see the interweaving of nature and progressive quality of life in our community through sports and lifestyle events, said Cong. Vanessa Aumentado.
This festival celebrates the 1565 Treaty of Friendship signed between Datu Sikatuna, the chieftain of Bohol, and Miguel Lopez de Legazpi, the Spanish conquistador. Along with the 5150 race, some of the highlights of the celebration are the 169th anniversary of Bohol’s birthday and the ‘mardi gras’ street dancing competitions.
For three years, Sun Life Philippines has partnered with The IRONMAN Group in bringing the 5150 events to Naga and Bohol. “Sun Life is always eager to offer opportunities for Filipinos to enhance their health and wellness. This is why we are
happy to support the Sun Life 5150 Triathlon for the third time. This race not only allows participants to put their skills to the test, but it also inspires others who follow their journey. And when they learn to value their health more, the better they will understand why health protection plans are crucial in living healthier lives,” said Ms. Carla Gonzalez-Chong, Sun Life’s Chief Client Experience & Marketing Officer. This year, Sun Life Health Ambassadors Piolo Pascual and Matteo Guidicelli will participate in the race, to promote physical and mental health and well-being through a sporty lifestyle.
5150 Bohol’s partner since 2014 in making the race experience complete in the tropical paradise is the Bellevue Resort.
“The Bellevue Resort is honored to be the venue host and partner for the 5150 triathlon event since its beginning in Bohol. We are committed to offering the participants and their families an exceptional ‘race-cation’ experience through our world-class facilities, stunning natural surroundings, and warm Boholano hospitality. We are grateful for the privilege to offer this year’s participants an unforgettable race experience while also spending quality time with their loved ones,” said Dustin Chan, Managing Director of The Bellevue Resort.
Along with 5150 Bohol, the Go For Gold Sunrise Sprint offers a shorter course featuring a 750m open-water swim, a 20km bike ride and a 5km run. Top elite athlete scout and Go For Gold Vice President Mr. Jeremy Go will be in attendance as Go For Gold continues to pursue the discovery and support of talents all over the country.
“It’s going to be a great weekend with age group athletes, the crowds, and the volunteers. Bohol is an amazing place, so it’s going to be a great event,” Ms. Princess Galura, President of The IRONMAN Group and Sunrise Events said. “5150 Bohol has become a tradition for its participants and the local community. Apart from being accessible from anywhere in the country, Bohol has that distinct relaxed vibe that is friendly for beginners or those going back to the sport, and for those who are tuning up their game mid-season.”
Other participating celebrities and notable athletes to watch during race weekend are Paul Jake Castillo, last year’s 5150 Bohol winner and Satar Salem, Bea Quiambao and Erika Burgos.
The Sun Life 5150 Bohol is supported by Sun Life, and Go for Gold Sunrise Sprint is supported by Go for Gold. Venue Host is The Bellevue Resort Bohol, with The Province of Bohol, Bike and Run Course Partners Municipality of Dauis and Municipality of Panglao, Rudy Project, Santé. Official Registration Partner Active, Media Partners Manila Bulletin and Tempo all supporting the event.
For more information about the 2023 5150 Triathlon in Bohol, please visit https://www.ironman.com/5150-bohol or email email@example.com. For more information about the Sunrise Sprint, visit https://www.goforgold.sunrisesprint.com For more information about the IRONMAN TriClub program, registering a club or affiliating with your team, visit www.ironman.com/triclubs. For more information on the IRONMAN® brand and global event series, please visit www.ironman.com.
About The IRONMAN Group
The IRONMAN Group operates a global portfolio of events that includes the IRONMAN® Triathlon Series, the IRONMAN® 70.3® Triathlon Series, 5150TM Triathlon Series, the Rock ‘n’ Roll® Running Series, IRONKIDS® Series, World Triathlon Championship Series, premier running events including the Standard Chartered Singapore MarathonTM and City2Surf®, UTMB® World Series trail-running events including the Canyons Endurance RunsTM by UTMB®, Tarawera Ultra by UTMB® and Ultra-Trail AustraliaTM by UTMB®, Epic SeriesTM mountain bike races including the Absa Cape Epic®, road cycling events including Haute Route®, and other multisport races. The IRONMAN Group is the largest operator of mass participation sports in the world and provides more than a million participants annually the benefits of endurance sports through the company’s vast offerings. Catering to the full athlete experience, the company portfolio also includes FulGaz® virtual cycling, the most realistic indoor riding experience connected fitness application aimed at preparing athletes for real-world events. Since the inception of the iconic IRONMAN® brand and its first event in 1978, athletes have proven that ANYTHING IS POSSIBLE®by crossing finish lines around the world. Beginning as a single race, The IRONMAN Group has grown to become a global sensation with hundreds of events across 55+ countries. The IRONMAN Group is owned by Advance, a private, family-owned business. For more information, visit www.ironman.com/about-ironman-group.
About Sunrise Events
In the Philippines, Sunrise Events is the company behind the IRONMAN® brand and races. It is the company that owns and produces all the IRONMAN® and IRONMAN® 70.3® races in Luzon, Visayas and Mindanao. The multi-awarded and consistently sold-out IRONMAN® 70.3® Philippines in Cebu is considered the Crown Jewel of Asia and won as Best Spectator Award at the IRONMAN® World Championship in Kona, Hawai’i in 2018.
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