IRONMAN Ireland, Cork – 2022
Roll on 12th,13th & 14th August 2022……
When IRONMAN Group & Cork County Council announced the addition of IRONMAN® 70.3® Ireland, Cork, to the already scheduled and existing IRONMAN Ireland – Cork event we were thrilled and very excited. Together, these events form Ireland’s biggest triathlon weekend and to extend the excitement further the event was also to include an IRONKIDS®. Like Ironman Ireland – Cork 2020, the entire sporting extravaganza held unprecedented anticipation by all and the Weather Gods were stormed for mercy.
Alas and alack…. it was not to be – The Pandemic, Covid 19, presented itself, causing devastation. Precautionary lockdowns were instituted globally; hence… IRONMAN Ireland – Cork was postponed indefinitely, awaiting a change for the better in global health conditions and restrictions.
However, Cork County Council, supported by Fáilte Ireland & Discover Ireland is now very happy to confirm that IRONMAN Ireland – Cork, incorporating, for the 1st time an IRONKIDS® event, is scheduled for Youghal on the following dates: Update your diary :
IRONMAN Ireland – Cork – 14th August 2022
IRONMAN® 70.3® Ireland, Cork – 13th August 2022
IRONKIDS® events – 12th August 2022
“Cork and Youghal hold a special place in our hearts ever since the inaugural occasion of IRONMAN Ireland, Cork in 2019. It was a race event that 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, Youghal is the spot ,” 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.