Alcudia, Mallorca to host Long Course Weekend from 2017
After successfully developing the format of the event in Tenby, Wales, for the past six years, it would appear that 2017 really is the year for international expansion of the Long Course Weekend concept.
While Jervis Bay, Australia (announced for October 2017 earlier this month), is likely a distance to far for the majority of UK and European Tri247 readers, the addition of Long Course Weekend Mallorca – in Alcudia – in November 2017 is likely be of a lot more interest.
An interesting aside is that Alcudia is also the venue of the recently discontinued Ironman Mallorca (and the hugely popular Ironman 70.3 Mallorca held in May). With travel and accomodation from the UK both plentiful and relatively inexpensive, the prospect of some late-season sun alongside training and competition could well prove a popular combination. Certainly, the feedback we regularly receive about the LCW concept from Tenby participants is hugely positive.
Here is the full announcement from the organisers
Long Course Weekend launch in Mallorca
Only two weeks after announcing the Launch of Long Course Weekend in Jervis Bay, Australia; The Long Course Weekend announces it will now have another European event in Alcudia, Mallorca (November, 3rd, 4th, and 5th) .
The Long Course Weekend originated in Wales and in only six years is now four times the size of the Ironman event held in the Principality.
The Long Course Weekend is a three-day sporting festival where athletes Swim on Friday, Cycle on Saturday and Run on Sunday. There is a multitude of distances and a special 4th medal for those that enter the Full Long Course Weekend and do the Long distance every day.
Matthew Evans of Long Course Weekend says “We are delighted to have been able to come here to Mallorca and secure this slot in the race Calendar. Long Course Weekend is very much an experience and allows a range of people to get involved in the weekend. We will be working very closely with the local community to ensure the Mallorca Experience is unparalleled.
Our race partner in Mallorca is Kumulus whom have delivered world class events for many years now on the island including The Palma Marathon.
David Thompson of Kumulus says “We are delighted to be bringing this race to Mallorca next November. The concept is so inclusive and we think we certainly have a game changer on our hands here in Alcudia. The stage is magnificent, the accommodation and travel is great value in November and many athletes from all over the world will be coming here for some winter sun.
Entries are scheduled to open in early January and are expected to fill very quickly. To register your interest or for more information you can visit www.lcwmallorca.com.