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Spirit of 78

Spirit of 78

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Av. Clube de Caçadores 4060, Porto, 4100, Portugal

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Open for Registration

Distance Date
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4.20KM

Swim

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180.00KM

Cycle

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42.20KM

Run

Oct. 9, 2021

⚠️ COVID-19 Safety Measures

The following measures are in place to ensure Spirit of 78 remains a safe event for all in attendance.

Social distancing requirements
Limited aid station facilities
Virtual race brief
No event village
Limitation in numbers of supporters
The Spirit of 78 willbe limited only to the Athletes and the Minimum Volunteers.
The use of masks is MANDATORY.
NO ONE is allowed to stay in the start area, except volunteers and athletes.
Athletes must do the Spirit of 78 in total autonomy .

Overview

The Spirit of 78 is a Full Triathlon event (3.8km + 180km + 42km) taking place in Porto, Portugal, on October 9th, 2021.

The Spirit of 78 is a tribute to the first athletes to complete the 3,8Kms swim, 180Km bike ride and 42Km run which was Ironman’s first edition in Hawaii in 1978.

39 years later on October 7th 2017 a group of friends gathered to repeat the ordeal trying to recreate the original spirit of the original race.

2017 enabled us to get to 2018 announcing the best replica of race which ended up creating a new sport a worldwide movement and a lifestyle which has been created 40 years ago.

In 2021 we will hold the fifth edition of this event that has marked all those who participate in it.

Tribute: Every athlete at the starting line should have the feel of the first race in Hawaii in 1978.

Mandatory moustache: In order for the spirit of the 70’s to exist, it’s mandatory that every male athlete has a moustache, beard or any other facial hair.

Speedo and Top outfit: The main goal is to keep the race as faithful to the original as possible. Speedo’s are strongly encouraged to wear and top sleevless shirts. Cycling shorts can be worn as well as running shorts and top. Exception made to neoprene swimsuits for security reasons.

Iron and Alluminium bycicles: Time trial bicycles and Aero helmets are banned from this event. We do encourage the use of steel bikes with gear changing on the frame.

No entry fees: In order to maintain the spirit of the first edition of the Ironman the inscriptions will be limited to 60 athletes. These entries will not have any cost, athletes only have to fill out a form and wait for them to be drawn.

The event will be held on October, 9th and registrations are open until April 24th. The lottery of the participants and the bid numbers will be done on April 25th.

Follow Spirit of 78 on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/spiritof78
Follow Spirit of 78 on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/spiritof.78

 



What athletes are saying

The characteristics which best describe Spirit of 78, as voted on by past participants.


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The Event

Family friendly 10
Great medal 9
Ideal for beginners 7
Spectator friendly 7
Useful pre-race info 7
Festival atmosphere 5
Bucket list event 4
Exciting event village 3
Supports good cause 2
Good public transport links 1
Well-stocked goody bag 1


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Course Profile

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Review Highlights

Below are the top three aspects of the Spirit of 78, as determined by athlete reviews.

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5.00
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Registration Process
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4.82
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Value For Money
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4.82
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Race Briefing
All Time Average
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2020 Average
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Latest Reviews

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Manuel Marques
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Reviewed 2 months ago

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Um dos melhores dias da minha vida!

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Reviewed 2 months ago

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Caution!! I do not advise you to participate  in the Spirit of 78. It is extremely challenging and addictive.  If you participate, your life will never be the same.  One of the most rewarding parts is that in the end you get a new family and certainly a new walk.&n...Read full review

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Course Maps & Features



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Reviews (11)

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2020 Average
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Local Support
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