On Sunday, October 16, the first Poreč Plava Laguna Ironman 70.3 will take place. It is a big sports triathlon competition that Plava Laguna is bringing to Poreč after two years of organizing the less demanding 5150 triathlon, and more than a thousand competitors have been registered so far.
The route begins with a swimming section (1.9 km), and the start itself is at the Poreč Zelena Resort, in front of the Parentium Plava Laguna hotel. It continues with a cycling section (90 km) on the route Poreč – Višnjan, with parts of the ride on the closed Istrian epsilon. The last, running route, starts at Zelena Resort and leads to the center of the old town of Poreč, across Saladinka bay and back (21 km).
The presence of such a big brand as Ironman has a very big promotional value for Istria, Poreč and Croatia as tourist destinations, especially outside the main tourist season when sport is one of the main reasons for arrivals.
If you’d like to learn more visit www.ironman.com and check out available Hedonistrian properties for rent in the vicinity of Poreč.
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