The world’s most prestigious duathlon returns to Majorca to kick off the first season of the year and give you a taste of what there is to come this year in terms of sport on the island.
Powerman has become the most watched duathlon long distance race in the world and consists of a 10km run, 60km bike race and 10km run. Athletes can also opt for a short 5km run, 30km bike race and 5km run prior to the actual race. Although the format of the duathlon, run-bike-run, is simpler than a triathlon, it is the perfect way to train for one and has seen an increasing number of followers in recent years who want to challenge themselves and overcome their physical limits.
So why Majorca and why now? The Mediterranean island of Majorca affords incredible terrains and a cool but pleasant climate in winter. It does not start heating up until April (just in time for the reopening of our Gran Isla hotels), which is why most races are organised before this time. With reference to Powerman, this race will take place in Ca’n Picafort, located in the north of Majorca. This area of Majorca boasts long windy roads, gorgeous stretches of countryside, a beautiful coastline and a town with a lively atmosphere during the hot summer months. It is the perfect place for sport holidays and cycling trips, especially now in winter.
Many locals use this race as the start of their training for other upcoming races and challenges on the island. In contrast to the long distance Powerman race, we welcome back the Spartan race in March which is a very short sprint that takes place near the Jaime II military base, 15 minutes away by car from Palma city centre. Athletes will really have to push themselves in this race as it delivers 20-23 obstacles over 3-5 miles. This race comes in the form of a cross-country course that will lead you through the woods, bushes and ditches and comes with the risk of falls, stumbles, twists and slips so we ask you to be careful to avoid injury.
One of the last most popular races to take place in Majorca before the summer season kicks off is the Sol Half Marathon in Magaluf, a popular destination for family days out in Majorca. This ½ marathon and 10km is one of the most participated races in Majorca. It is known for its strong urban character and has been designed to make runners feel comfortable and be able to enjoy the beautiful coastal route in the southwest of Majorca. This makes it a very appealing race for Majorcans, expats and visitors on holiday. So if you are a sporty and spontaneous person and want to do something different whilst on holiday in Magaluf or the surrounding resorts of Santa Ponsa or Palmanova, challenge yourself to this race and register before the 26th April 2018.
Make this year your year and join in Majorca’s famous challenges…