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Wednesday, August 1, 2012

Traffic Advisory for Ironman 70.3 Cebu, Philippines Triathlon Race

traffic advisory

Ironman 70.3 Philippines will be hosted by Cebu this August 5, 2012.  The race route is quite extensive covering from the tip of Mactan Island, crossing the Marcelo Fernan Bridge, to Mandaue City via CICC and Parkmall leading to SRP and back.

Traffic Advisory on this date will be:

1. The race route will be closed starting at 5 in the morning.
2. Right lane of the Marcelo Fernan (new) Bridge will be open to two way traffic while the old bridge will be closed from 5am to 12nn.
3. The run route (in dark blue) from Shangrila Mactan upto the tip of Punta Engano will be closed from 5 am to 330pm.  Once the route is close, Shangri-la is only accessible through Portofino.
4. The bike route (in green) from Shangrila Mactan through Marcelo Fernan Bridge to Mandaue Highway, to Ouano Avenue passing through CICC and Parkmall leading to SRP will be closed from 5am to 12nn.
5.  Alternate route to and from the airport is specified above in light blue.

If you're not keen on taking chances of getting stuck with traffic around Mactan, next best spot to watch the race should be where the bikes are expected to slow down and pass twice is at the CICC turnaround point (at the intersection of CICC and Parkmall along Ouano Avenue).  Strong swimmers are expected to start their bike by 7am and end up in this junction fifteen to thirty minutes later.

bike turnaround route at CICC

If  you wish to witness the swim and run route, it's best to drive to Mactan at 4am, just before the roads are closed and expect to get stuck there the rest of the day.  I got this advisory from the organizers for those who wish to witness the event at Shangrila Mactan Resort:

Date Venue Time
Thursday, August 2 The Marquee 2:00pm – 5:30pm
Friday, August 3 The Marquee 9:00am – 12:00nn / 2:00pm – 5:30pm
Saturday, August 4 The Marquee 9:00am – 3:30pm
All registered Ironman and Ironkids athletes will be issued one (1) set of complimentary companion wristband.
All wristbands are color coded daily and are valid only on the day specified.
Ironman Wristband Set
Date Wristband Color
Friday, August 3 Orange
Saturday, August 4 Green
Sunday, August 5 Red
Ironkids Wristband Set
Date Wristband Color
Friday, August 3 Orange
Saturday, August 4 Green
Sunday, August 5 Red
*Please ensure your companion wears the proper color wristband per day.
As your and our guest safety and security is our primary concern, we are limiting the number of non in–house quest who may access the resort during this period. We are implementing a number of security measures which include the limited sale and issuance of wristbands (color–coded per day).
Who can buy the wristband?
  • Registered Ironman and Ironkids athletes who want to bring in more than one companion to the resort.
  • Non in–house Ironman and Ironkids participants.
  • To allow equal opportunity for all, a maximum of two (2) wristbands may be sold per person until August 4, 20:00nn. Remaining wristbands after this time may already be sold to anyone, without limitation on quantity.
What benefits do we enjoy with the purchase of a wristband?
  • Access to all Ironman-related venues within the resort.
  • Savings of 35% on regular treatments at CHI, The Spa at Shangri–La.
  • Savings of 15% in Tides and Tea of Spring restaurants (valid August 2–4 only)
Where can we buy?
Date Venue Time
Thursday, August 2
Friday, August 3
Saturday, August 4
Counter outside of The Marquee 8:00am – 8:00pm
Friday, August 3 Ironman Carbo–loading dinner at the CICC (Cebu International Convention Center) 9:00am – 12:00nn / 2:00pm – 5:30pm
Sunday, August 5 Ocean Pavilion 4:00am – 12:00nn
How much?
Access Date Wristband Color Cost per Wristband(nett)
Thursday, August 2 Red Php 500.00
Friday, August 3 Red Php 500.00
Saturday, August 4 Red Php 500.00
Sunday, August 5 Red Php 1,000.00
  • Children 11 years old and below will enjoy 50% savings.
  • Only cash payments will be accepted.
  • All wristbands are color coded daily and we are valid only on the day specified.
  • A limited number of wristbands will be sold daily on a first come, first served basis.
Other Reminders:
  • Parking of vehicles inside the Resort will not be allowed from August 2–5 as parking areas will be utilized for the bicycle and run transition. The Resort and Ironman organizers have identified temporary parking areas nearby for this period.
  • Only car drop-offs will be allowed from August 2–4 while strictly "no vehicle access" policy will be implemented on Sunday, August 5.
  • The Resort main entrance will be accessible by foot for athletes and guests with proper wristbands on Sunday, August 5 until 5:00am only. Once the roads are closed, access to the Resort will be through Portofino.
For any queries, please call (6332)231-8159 or email
Thank you.
Best regards,
Cobra Energy Drink Ironman 70.3 Philippines
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