Youghal, Co. Cork, will be gearing up for a huge injection of youth in August 2022 as the IRONMAN Ireland, Cork weekend expands with the introduction of the country’s first ever IRONKIDS event. The IRONKIDS event is held one day prior to the IRONMAN Ireland – Cork weekend.
The popular children’s event has been a staple at IRONMAN race weekends around the world, creating a festival atmosphere and providing an opportunity for children from in and around the host venues to be an active part of the race weekend. For the first time, IRONKIDS comes to Ireland as Youghal. Co Cork hosts IRONMAN Ireland, Cork, for the 2nd time.
IRONKIDS is all about participation and encouraging children towards a healthy, active lifestyle. As the emphasis is on fun and participation, every child is a winner. Each participant will receive an IRONKIDS shirt and finisher medal.
The run-only event involves multiple distances; 500m, 1000m and 1500m for children between the ages of 3 -15 years old. The routes take in the historic seaside resort town in County Cork with the Clock Gate Tower being a central focus point of the start area.
The event will start in the vicinity of the Clock Gate Tower with all participants finishing under the iconic IRONMAN finisher arch, located at Market Square – the very same arch where the IRONMAN athletes will complete their race the next day.
After the unbelievable reception the IRONMAN Ireland – Cork event received in its inaugural year, we look forward to another exciting weekend, this time also getting to cheer our future IRONMAN stars across the famous finish line.