FITNESS enthusiasts are gearing up for the annual Ironman 70.3 Mandurah, which hits town from November 6 to 8.
Mandurah triathlon member Philip Murphy is following a structured training regime in all three disciplines.
“I compete for the challenge, thrill and satisfaction of pushing the limits of the body and mental capacity to endure the event,” he said.
“I have been racing since 2010 and competed in multiple Ironman and Ironman 70.3 nationally and internationally, as well as marathons and ultra marathons.”
Ironman 70.3 Mandurah event co-ordinator Chris Jarvis said the three-day event would be full of action and community participation was encouraged.
“On Friday night we’d like members of the community to come down to the eastern foreshore to kick off the event,” he said.
“There will be a concert, markets, entertainment and food vendors.”
Jarvis said a school championship would be introduced this year for the Ironkids race.
“We are offering $1000 and a school champions trophy to the school with the most registered Ironkids at Mandurah,” he said.
“The school with the most participants will have bragging rights and hopefully come back next year to defend their position.”
The inaugural Mandurah City Mascot 100m dash is after Ironkids.
The main event is on Sunday.