Ironman side events start Friday
ASIDE from the Regent Aguila Ironman 70.3 Asia Pacific Championships, two side events will be held Friday and Saturday.
Ushering the major triathlon are the Irongirl and the Alaska Ironkids, both to be held at the Shangri-La’s Mactan Resort and Spa.
The Irongirl will be on Friday afternoon at 5 p.m. while the Ironkids will be on Saturday starting at 6 a.m.
The race, now on its third year, has attracted 850 participants, mostly female family members of the participants of the Ironman.
The race is a five-kilometer run.
The Alaska Ironkids also has more youngsters competing in different age groups after Sunrise Events, the organizing team behind the two side events, drew in 378 partricipants. Last year, there were 360 entries.
The Alaska Ironkids will have four age categories: 6-8 years old, 9-10 years old, 11-12 years old, and 13-14 years old.
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