Portugal welcomes Powerman 2020 first edition in MafraEditor
We are proud to announce that the major RUN BIKE RUN brand in the world will have an event in Portugal in 2020. It is part of Powerman, a worldwide range of events having short, classic and long distances – so everyone can participate individually or join with friends, co-workers or family.
Powerman Portugal 2020 edition will take place in Mafra on 15th February. This event features the Powerman Classic/M.D. format: Run 10km – Bike 60km – run 10km. The run on flat terrain contrasts with bike climbing, where the athletes can breathe pure air and feel the mountain atmosphere.
You may choose to take part on the Powerman Short 5KM Run – 30 KM Bike 5 KM Run – as an Individual or as a Team Relay format. Of course, we will also have the PowerKids race as well.
Mafra is 30 minutes away from Lisbon airport by car. And at 10 Km from this town you have the Atlantic coast with beautiful beaches. Mafra is mostly known for the sumptuous Royal Building of Mafra, which consists of a Palace integrating a Basilica, with its axial frontispiece uniting the King and the Queen wings, a Convent, the Cerco Garden and a Hunting Park (Tapada). It represents one of the most magnificent works undertaken by King João V, and one of the most important symbols of baroque architecture in Portugal. This unique monument, classified as a National Monument in 1910, was inscribed on UNESCO World Heritage List, in 7 July 2019.
Start, Finish Line and Transition Area of the competition will occur in the square facing the Royal Building of Mafra, a very Iconic and monumental location.
John Raadschelders, president of I.P.A. (International Powerman Association), shares his opinion about this race: «I am very happy that we announce a new Powerman Destination…the Town of Mafra. It’s always exciting exploring new regions who are interested to host an International Powerman event. Meet new people, new venues and tasting the local culture and hospitality». Arriving to Mafra feels good from the first moment. The race is an opportunity for«Meeting great people with passion for sports but also very motivated to deliver a high quality Powerman race for the country, region, Town of Mafra, sponsors, Municipality and last but not least the participants».
The Portuguese Triathlon Federation is a partner in the organization of this event. For its President – Vasco Rodrigues – it is an idea long cherished by the Federation, due to the national tradition of duathletes competitions and also to the international potential of the event. For him, is a dream that came true.
The town of Mafra was considered the ideal place to host this event, because the region offers diverse landscape (beaches, countryside and mountain) and good accommodations (hotels and restaurants). The interest shown by the Municipality in receiving this event was also decisive to choose this town.
So, block in your agenda the weekend of 15th February, 2020: Powerman Mafra
Come to Mafra, and enjoy the Powerman Portugal!
If you want to bring your family to this town and to the Portuguese Atlantic coast, the local Organizing Committee will provide special arrangements for the whole family.
Looking forward to meet you at the start and finish line!
About Powerman TM and World Series
Powerman is the premier label for long-distance duathlons. Powerman unites the biggest and most well-known long-distance duathlons in the world under the International Powerman Association (IPA).
The IPA cooperates with the International Triathlon Union in the development and growth of duathlon as a sport in general, and the long-distance duathlon in particular.
Powerman International have their own World ranking system for Elite and Age Groupers
At Powerman races athletes can qualify for 2020 Alsdorf ETU Powerman European Championships Duathlon M.D. on 19th April and 2020 Viborg ITU Powerman World Championship on 16th May.