Top-ranked clubs from the United States, Canada and Mexico to compete
TAMPA, Fla. (May 7, 2018) – Building upon the success of its global TriClub program, IRONMAN announced IRONMAN® 70.3® Eagleman today as the 2019 North American TriClub Championship, to be held on June 9, 2019.
“It is truly an honor for Dorchester County to host athletes from all over North America for this IRONMAN 70.3 TriClub Championship event,” said Victoria Jackson-Stanley, Mayor of Cambridge, Maryland. “The local community will fully support each TriClub that comes and competes in this spectacular venue.”
IRONMAN 70.3 Eagleman follows IRONMAN 70.3 Florida, which hosted the North American TriClub Championships in 2018, and IRONMAN 70.3 Puerto Rico, which hosted the event in 2017. IRONMAN 70.3 Eagleman was chosen to host this prestigious event through an online athlete poll.
“The athletes voted for this event because it is a crowd favorite,” said Gerry Boyle, Race Director. “Racing alongside their teammates in this Championship format provides added motivation for all the athletes. For more than 20 years, athletes have returned to IRONMAN 70.3 Eagleman, and we intend to make the 2019 event especially memorable as we host the North America TriClub Championship.”
The IRONMAN TriClub program has grown to host approximately 3,400 active clubs and, of these clubs, more than half are from North and Latin America and represent over 175,000 athletes.
Introduced in 2012, the IRONMAN TriClub Program was designed to help triathlon clubs drive membership, provide networking opportunities and create a sense of friendly competition. Throughout the year, participating clubs earn points every time their athletes cross an IRONMAN® or IRONMAN 70.3® finish line. Each club is assigned to a division based on the club’s membership size. The club in each division that accumulates the greatest number of points by the end of the calendar year receives the title of IRONMAN TriClub World Champion.
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