The Second Desaru Coast Multisport Festival Gets Bigger and Better

Presented by IRONMAN, the event will be packed with more festive activities


Following the success of its inaugural event last year, Desaru Coast is ready to welcome athletes, supporters and guests from all over the world to the 2023 Desaru Coast Multisport Festival presented by IRONMAN for the second time. Set to grow the festival in terms of sports, festivities and experiences, Desaru Coast will welcome athletes of all ages from over 50 countries from 12 – 14 May 2023.

In partnership with the world’s biggest mass participation sports operator, IRONMAN, the Desaru Coast Multisport Festival will be hosting the IRONKIDS Triathlon, Sprint Triathlon, 5150 Triathlon, and IRONMAN 70.3 Desaru Coast over the three days. Additionally, in synergising with what Desaru Coast has to offer, the festival will see the introduction of its own version of ‘adrenalin golf’ to the festival sports calendar this year, held on the rolling greens of the Ocean Course at the award-winning The Els Club.

For adrenaline junkies and adventurous spirits, this year’s Festival will also feature MILO x Wavvy Hub Surfskate Clinic. Daily lessons take place for all ages, young and old. Come and learn SURFSKATING in a safe and fun environment.

Desaru Coast will also be welcoming athletes and guests to the heart of the festival at the Desaru Coast Festival Village, where everyone can go for both food and fun throughout the festival period. The signature Desaru Coast Hospitality Marquee boasts culinary treats and gastronomical delights prepared by Desaru Coast’s five-star resorts, while over 20 local food trucks around the Festival Village promise a feast for the tastebuds with authentic Johorean flavours all weekend long.

Guests can also explore the pop-up nature centre at the Festival Village. Junglewalla Desaru Coast will be hosting a wide selection of activities for the entire family, including water lily planting, terrarium building, bird walk exploration, an eco-trail rainforest walk, and more.

Beyond high octane action and adrenaline, participants and fans can look to enjoy some peace at the picnic zones, amidst the scenic azure waters and lush landscape in between races.

“As we grow this international sporting carnival, we are excited to welcome athletes as well as their friends and families back to our coast for another year of the Desaru Coast Multisport Festival presented by IRONMAN. We have put every effort into enhancing the festival this year with new sporting activities to give everyone an even better and more enjoyable experience throughout the entire period,” said Roslina Arbak, Chief Executive Officer, Desaru Coast. “The most notable highlight is the introduction of our own ‘adrenalin golf’ as the opening event for the festival. Aside from making sure that our activities cater to all ages and interests and add to the merriment of the sports gala, we have also prioritised connectivity to ensure that guests are able to travel with ease.”

To make commuting more convenient for athletes and guests, Desaru Coast has enhanced connectivity services with a special ferry service offering throughout the festival period, including dedicated promo between Tanah Merah in Singapore and Desaru Coast. To enjoy the special return ferry offer of SGD105 use the code ‘DCMS2023’ while booking the ferry tickets on

Those looking for more information on the 2023 Desaru Coast Multisport Festival can head over to to check out the various activities prepared for the festival.