The IRONMAN Group returns to Cork in 2022 with Ireland’s largest triathlon weekend
The IRONMAN Group and Cork County Council have announced the addition of IRONMAN® 70.3® Ireland, Cork, on Saturday August 13, 2022. The race joins the existing IRONMAN Ireland, Cork on August 14, 2022. Together they will form Ireland’s biggest triathlon weekend. The inaugural IRONMAN Ireland, Cork event took place in June 2019. The date has since been postponed to August 13th & 14th 2022 – Covid 19 restrictions and the health of safety of both athlete and spectator dictated a 2 year hiatus of IRONMAN Ireland Cork, however we look forward to a spectacular event in 13 & 14th August 2022 now assigned as the optimum dates.
In 2019 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 many many additional athletes are expected to compete over the weekend.
IRONMAN 70.3 Ireland, Cork will feature a 1.9km (1.2-mile) swim combined with a 90.1km (56-mile) breath-taking bike route that heads straight out into the rolling Irish countryside with a combination of flat and undulating roads with magnificent views. The course takes athletes through the scenic East Ferry, through the town of Midleton – home to the famous Jameson Distillery – into the buzzing town centre of Youghal, and up the infamous Windmill Hill, a spectator hotspot. The 21.1km (13.1-mile) flat and fast run course finishes in the historical town of Youghal, taking in Youghal Harbour and the famous Clock Gate Tower. Both events will share the same iconic finish line in bustling Market Square