The race will join the existing IRONMAN Ireland, Cork on August 15, 2021. Together, they will form Ireland’s biggest triathlon weekend, which also includes an IRONKIDS event on Friday, August 13. This marks the first time in Irish triathlon history that the IRONMAN Group will host three events on the same weekend. The inaugural IRONMAN Ireland, Cork event took place in June 2019. The date has since shifted to August.
Last year, IRONMAN Ireland, Cork had an estimated impact of 6.32 million Euro on the region. The addition of IRONMAN 70.3 Ireland, Cork will increase that figure as 1,500 additional athletes are expected to compete over the weekend.
The race will feature a 1.9km (1.2-mile) swim combined with a 90.1km (56-mile) bike route that heads straight out into the rolling Irish countryside. The course takes athletes through the scenic East Ferry, through the town of Midleton into the buzzing town centre of Youghal, and up the infamous Windmill Hill. The 21.1km (13.1-mile) flat and fast run course finishes in the historical town of Youghal. Both events will share the same iconic finish line in bustling Market Square.
General registration for IRONMAN Ireland, Cork will open on September 16, 2020 at www.ironman.com/im703-ireland. Athlete inquiries may be directed to [email protected]
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