IRONMAN Ireland Cork
Roll on 13th, 14th, & 15th Aug. 2021!
IRONMAN Group and 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. Together these will form Ireland’s biggest triathlon weekend, which also includes an IRONKIDS® event on Friday, August 13. It marks the first time in Irish triathlon history that three events by the IRONMAN Group will be hosted on the same weekend. The inaugural IRONMAN Ireland, Cork event took place in June 2019.
“Cork and Youghal hold a special place in our hearts 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.
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.
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.