Azuela Cove, Davao City—There is peace in Mindanao.
For the duration the 2019 Alveo IRONMAN 70.3 Davao this weekend at the scenic locale here will once again embody peace in Mindanao.
The unprecedented success of the inaugural race last year showed the world there is harmony and order in every corner of the Philippines.
Two thousand two hundred participants from 38 countries join the biggest sports event of the year in the island region and all sectors of society are working hand-in-hand to ensure its success.
The triathlon weekend started with the Herbalife IronGirls yesterday which was more fun run than anything else.
Meanwhile, the Alaska Fortified IRONKIDS Philippines is a race for boys and girls who are six to 14 years old which reels off today March 23 also at the Azuela Cove.
Organized by Sunrise Events, this weekend event ensures adults and every member of the family joins in a shared activity.
In the main race Mexican Mauricio Mendez and Czech Radka Kahlefeldt return to Davao to defend their crowns as they lead 16 pro triathletes who will compete in the IRONMAN 70.3 race.
Matteo Guidicelli, Piolo Pascual, Dingdong Dantes, Kim Atienza and Bubbles Paraiso lead the cast of celebrities who will take time out from their hectic schedules to showcase their prowess in the second Alveo IRONMAN 70.3.
Alveo IRONMAN 70.3 Davao starts with a 1.9 kilometer swim at Azuela cove followed by a 90-kilometer bicycle race from Azuela Cove, Lanang to Tagum City then back to Davao City. The 21-kilometer run from Azuela Cove to corner Torres St., J.P Laurel Avenue and back will then follow.
The Davao Police Regional Office (PRO 11) coordinated all efforts to ensure the safe and successful staging of the activity. Some 3,200 security personnel composed of police, Task Force Davao (TFD), and other force multipliers will be deployed on main race day.
Like last year, a three-layer security blanket will ensure the safe conduct of the event.
Security will be internal, external and covert. There will be a strategic deployment of road security and safety marshals in major thoroughfares and public safety forces. Sixty tourist cops secured the eight hotels where the participants are staying.
Security forces from the Regional Mobile Force Battalion (RMFB), augmented the internal security. Reactionary Standby Support Force (RSSF) from the region are deployed in the city.
But government safety and security forces will not be alone ensuring that no untoward incidents happen. Residents, visitors and everyone will again work together during the event which serves as an occasion to put aside differences and plant the seeds of harmony.
Like last year a vigilant and engaged public will be the most important sector in ensuring peace and order as Mindanao, the southern region in the Philippines welcomes the world in the celebration of peace and unity in diversity during the Alveo IRONMAN 70.3 Davao.
For details visit the website www.ironman.com/davao703 as well as the Sunrise Events Website (https//v2.sunriseevents.com.ph), Facebook, Instagram and Twitter Accounts.
For additional information visit the website www.ironkidsphil.com, Facebook /ironkidsphil, Instagram @ironkidsPhilippines or Twitter @ironkidsPhil. Learn more about Alaska Sports at www.alaskamilk.com/alaska-sports/.
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