The Paradise Challenge With The #FastestTransition

Pro-Am Serendib

Welcome to the
‘Paradise Challenge’!

Just in perfect tropical warm weather...And once you cross the finish line enjoying a beautiful beach holiday or being mesmerized by blue whale sightings, and within hours watching an island sunset over lush green mountains while sipping the perfect cup of Ceylon tea …It's like paradise.

The highest rated event in Asia in 2018 is back next year! Whether you're a first timer or a seasoned veteran, Colombo has lots to offer you! Being a flat and friendly course, this would be a good race if you're looking to make your 70.3 debut. And for the competitive age groupers, 30 qualifying slots to the 2019 IRONMAN 70.3 World Championships in Nice, France are up for grabs! What's more, in support of Women for TRI Grant Programs that empower women to reimagine their potential as triathletes, IRONMAN 70.3 Colombo will be handing out 25 additional slots, exclusively for women to race in the 2019 IRONMAN 70.3 World Championships!
So, come get your TRI on!

Take in the sights of Colombo while you ride and run through the city. With lines of locals cheering you on throughout the course, we guarantee you'll feel like a rock star out there. Just ask this years’ racers. You're not going to want to miss this! And the best part is that you’re right next to beautiful, clear beaches. BYFAF - Bring Your Family and Friends - along for a race-cation of a lifetime. Go out hard on the course, and kick back for a relaxing vacation after.

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Race in the
Historic Port of Colombo

Race in the Historic Port of Colombo and discover the thriving cosmopolitan city of Colombo, as you indulge in a deluge of leisure and entertainment activities at the finest restaurants, world-class hotels, extravagant shopping malls, trendy art galleries, museums, pubs and buzzing night clubs.

The perfect start to your Sri Lankan adventure begins in this vibrant port city that bears remnants of its colonial heritage, showcasing influences from old Ceylon that is heavily reflected in its architecture. A perfect blend of modern skyscrapers, historical landmarks and awe-inspiring contemporary architectural marvels such as the Lotus Tower, the city maintains its cosmopolitan character encompassing a potpourri of races and religions submerged in culture.

Perfect Pre-Race

Delight your senses in a flavour explosion that will take you on a culinary journey of epic proportions. Inspired by both the East and the West, the local cuisine carries a unique flavour, unsurpassed by any other country in Asia. Try out the local favourites such as Kotthu, a popular street food that is slowly making a name for itself in the culinary world. Or sip on cocktails infused with local ingredients, as you watch the sun set on the golden beaches. Indulge in a little retail therapy with the best global brands or relax and rejuvenate your mind, body and soul with exotic spa therapies that evoke the art of healing.

Holiday with the
Shortest Transitions

From surfing the waves to dolphin and blue whale watching, spotting the elusive Asian leopard in dense jungles, witnessing the migration of over 300 elephants, to relaxing on pristine private beaches unspoiled and untouched by the influences of city life, being lulled by the embrace of the clean, fresh air from lush green mountains as you hike, bike and take in the sights of nature’s splendour or simply filling your soul with culture, as you visit the ancient cities of days gone by, with historical temples and ruins of a glorious era dating back to 4th Century BC. Sit back, relax and sip on the perfect cup of Ceylon tea at any of these destinations, located only a few hours away from Colombo.


The Top 10 List!

01. Warm, calm waters with an average temperature of 24-27 degrees Celsius

02. A fast and flat bike course made for PBs

03. A scenic running course through the city and along the Indian Ocean

04. Cheered like a champion and supported by the most vibrant and highly-rated volunteers

05. Our host hotel, Shangri-La Hotel, Colombo is within 50 meters from the Transition Area, for stress free course recons

06. 24-hour Athlete Support and Mechanical Services

07. 15 partner hotels to choose from, located within close proximity to the race venue

08. Ample authentic street food to international cuisine options, located within walking distance

09. From bazaar shopping and local handicrafts, to global fashion retailers for the shopaholics

10. Enjoy a pristine beach holiday or be mesmerized by blue whale sightings, or within a few hours, you can watch an island sunset over lush green mountains, while reflecting on your race over the perfect cup of Ceylon tea.

2019 Paradise Challenge Awaits

Laughter, bliss, adventure, ambition, thrills and excitement await you at the #ParadiseChallenge in Sri Lanka.

Thank you all Triathletes

You IGNITED the Indian Ocean, with the Passion for Triathlon. Come , listen to your heart beat !!!