The event of IRONMAN 70.3 will be held on Sunday 7th May, 2017 in Danang city, Vietnam.
About the Race
Participants will be treated to a fast and scenic course that begins with a 1.9–km ocean swim in front of the beautiful Hyatt Regency Danang Resort & Spa, host hotel and race central. From there, athletes will enjoy a scenic two–loop 90–km bike course on smooth, well paved roads that runs along Danang´s pristine coastline and past some of the city´s key landmarks. The final 21–km out–and–back run course is flat and passes by many of Danang´s famous beach resorts before returning to the Hyatt for a stunning beach front finish. With tropical conditions, this warm-weather destination event is the perfect mid–season race to prepare athletes for their summer IRONMAN events.
How to get to Danang
Tourists who wish to travel directly to Danang can fly to Danang International Airport (DAD), which is the third–busiest in Vietnam. For those already in Vietnam and not wishing to fly from Hanoi or Ho Chi Minh City, Danang is connected to most major cities and towns in Vietnam through its bus station and Danang Railway Station.
Things to do in Danang City
Danang is famous for the 30–km stretch of white–sand beach within 100 km of three UNESCO World Heritage Sites, including the Imperial City of Hue, Hoi An Ancient Town and the My Son ruins. The city is also home to the Museum of Cham Sculpture. Founded by a French institute in the 1915, the museum contains the best collection of stone artwork from the Cham, a Hindu civilization that inhabited central Vietnam until the 14th century. Danang is a bucket-list destination for travelers with its mix of cultural attractions, famous cuisine, beautiful beaches, world-class golf courses and award-winning resorts.