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About the Event 2023

…the event where everyone knows your name

Our beautiful town of Youghal with its athlete friendly racing location and fabled natural beauty – is set to, once again, deliver an IRONMAN Festival Weekend in Ireland in August of 2023.
This glorious 3 day event is spectacular in all aspects.  Soak up the true Irish IRONMAN event.   Experience the atmosphere of the buzzing crowd as they support and encourage all participants in this amazing display of athleticism.  The magical atmosphere is truly tangible  –  just as is the town of Youghal, with all his historic structure, character and curiosity.

Friday 18th August
IRONKIDS is a run-only event for children aged 4-15 years, held as part of the IRONMAN 70.3 Ireland and IRONMAN Ireland event weekend.
4 – 6 yrs: 500m (must run with parent/guardian)
7 – 11 yrs: 1K
12 – 15 yrs: 1.5K

This event is all about fun and each child will receive a medal once they cross the finish line under the iconic IRONMAN finish gantry.

Saturday 19th August:
IRONMAN 70.3 features a sea swim, an undulating coastal bike course and a flat and fast run to the end.  This race offers qualifying slots to the IRONMAN 70.3 World Championship. Enjoy being welcomed like a local in the beautiful south coast of Ireland where the scenic views and the vibrant culture thrives in this stunning

Sunday 19th August:
The FULL IRONMAN Ireland  race takes place on Sunday 20th Aug.- .Featuring a 3.8km sea swim from the sandy Claycastle beach in Youghal, followed by a 180km bike course along the undulating coastal roads and fishing villages of Ireland’s coast and ending in a fast and flat 42.2km run through the ancient town of Youghal connecting  you to the heart of Ireland’s cultural heritage.


Check out 2022 Race