IRONMAN Ireland, Cork – 2022
Roll on 13th & 14th August 2022…
When IRONMAN Group & Cork County Council have announced the addition of IRONMAN® 70.3® Ireland, Cork, on August 14, 2021 to the already scheduled and existing IRONMAN Ireland – Cork event of August 15, 2021 we were thrilled and very excited. Together these events form Ireland’s biggest triathlon weekend – The event was also to include an IRONKIDS® on the Friday. Like Ironman Ireland – Cork 2020 this event held unprecedented anticipation by all and the Weather Gods were stormed for mercy.
Alas it was not to be – The Pandemic, Covid 19, presented itself, causing devastation and precautionary lockdowns globally were instituted; hence IRONMAN Ireland – Cork was postponed indefinitely, awaiting a change in global health conditions and restrictions.
We can now happy confirm that IRONMAN Ireland – Cork, incorporating and for the 1st time an IRONKIDS® event. Here are the dates for your diary :
IRONMAN Ireland – Cork – 14th August 2022
IRONMAN® 70.3® Ireland, Cork – 13th August 2022
IRONKIDS® events – to be confirmed – we will keep you advised
“Cork and Youghal hold a special place in our heart s ever since the inaugural edition of IRONMAN Ireland, Cork in 2019. It was a race you had to be there to believe. People didn’t seem to care about the adverse weather conditions – they were out in the street, celebrating, cheering on the athletes and bringing each and every one of them home to the finish line. If there is one place on earth that deserves a massive triathlon festival, it is this one. We are extremely thankful to return to this community on a new date and with an additional event delivering a huge tourism and economic boost to the area,” said Declan Byrne, Regional Director IRONMAN UK & Ireland.
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 1,500 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.
IRONMAN Ireland -Cork, will showcase the beauty and rugged landscapes of County Cork – one of Ireland’s most popular tourist destinations. With the race venues located in Youghal, Co. Cork, only 50 minutes’ drive from Cork City Airport and a 2-hour drive from Dublin, the races are perfectly situated for locals and international visitors to explore the charms of Ireland.