IRONMAN 70.3 Maine Triathlon Extended In Augusta For An Additional Three Years
September 21, 2023
– IRONMAN and Kennebec Valley Chamber of Commerce agree to three-year host venue agreement to keep the IRONMAN 70.3 Maine triathlon in Augusta, Maine through 2027
– General registration for the 2024 IRONMAN 70.3 Maine triathlon scheduled to take place on July 28 is now open by visiting, www.ironman.com/im703-maine
AUGUSTA, Maine / TAMPA, Fla. (Sept. 21, 2023)/ENDURANCE SPORTSWIRE/ – IRONMAN and Kennebec Valley Chamber of Commerce have agreed to a three-year agreement to keep the IRONMAN® 70.3® Maine triathlon in Augusta, Maine through 2027. After relocating to its new venue in 2022, the event has become a popular bucket list event on the IRONMAN 70.3 circuit. Athletes continue to flock to the Kennebec Valley for its New England scenery and landscape hoping to cross the finish line at this unique IRONMAN 70.3 triathlon experience. General registration for the 2024 event, set to take place on July 28 is now open by visiting, www.ironman.com/im703-maine.
“We are thrilled to continue our partnership with Kennebec Valley Chamber of Commerce for three more years,” said Dave Christen, Northeast Regional Director for The IRONMAN Group. “The IRONMAN 70.3 Maine event has become a sought-after race experience in our portfolio and the demand for this event is growing. Athletes also continue to vote IRONMAN 70.3 Maine as having one of the best swim courses in North America with good reason. The swift downriver swim makes it a great event for athletes looking for their next personal best. We are honored to work with our partners at the Kennebec Valley Chamber of Commerce to continue to offer an IRONMAN 70.3 triathlon in this scenic and beautiful Northeast community.”
“The Kennebec Valley Chamber is thrilled to extend our contract with IRONMAN 70.3 triathlon till 2027! We believe our relationship with IRONMAN is a mutually beneficial agreement that produces net positive results. With a recurring investment in our beautiful State Capital, its pristine nature, tourism economy, and our local business communities, we are certain that IRONMAN’s success will have another rich opportunity to showcase itself. This is a huge economic impact on our region and the Kennebec Valley Chamber is certainly proud to host the IRONMAN 70.3 Maine and we at the Chamber look forward to continuing this partnership and having it grow over the years.” Katie Doherty, President & CEO of the Kennebec Valley Chamber of Commerce
Augusta is the easternmost state capital in the United States located about 40 miles north of the Atlantic Ocean. The State of Maine has more than 30 state parks covering over 500,000 acres. A short drive to the coast and proximity to Portland makes Augusta a unique and beautiful race location. The diverse landscape and scenic views are just a few reasons why Maine calls to the adventurer-at-heart. The IRONMAN 70.3 Maine triathlon takes place in Maine’s capital city of Augusta. Athletes will experience this rural New England course beginning with a swift 1.2-mile downriver swim in the Kennebec River, followed by a 56-mile ride through Maine’s beautiful farmland, and cap off their race with a 13.1-mile run along the river and through lively New England towns. The 2024 IRONMAN 70.3 Maine triathlon will offer age group qualifying slots to the 2025 IRONMAN 70.3 World Championship triathlon.
The 2023 edition of IRONMAN 70.3 Maine took place on Sunday, July 30, and featured more than 2,200 athletes. Giorgia Priarone (ITA) won the women’s professional race with a finishing time of 04:11:24, while Trevor Foley (USA) topped the podium in the men’s professional race with a time of 03:33:58.
The IRONMAN 70.3 Maine triathlon will return in 2024 on Sunday, July 28. For more information on the 2024 IRONMAN 70.3 Maine triathlon, visit www.ironman.com/im703-maine. For more information on the IRONMAN brand and global event series, visit www.ironman.com. Media inquiries may be directed to firstname.lastname@example.org.
About the Kennebec Valley Chamber of Commerce
The Kennebec Valley Chamber of Commerce was founded in 1932 and is a key part of the business community and a driving force in the development of the Kennebec Valley region. With over 700 member businesses and organizations, the Chamber provides countless services to the community and its members, including legislative support, community events, educational seminars, economic development, and business networking opportunities.
About The IRONMAN Group
The IRONMAN Group operates a global portfolio of events that includes the IRONMAN® Triathlon Series, the IRONMAN® 70.3® Triathlon Series, 5150™ Triathlon Series, the Rock ‘n’ Roll® Running Series, IRONKIDS®, World Triathlon Championship Series, premier running events including the Standard Chartered Singapore Marathon™ and City2Surf®, UTMB® World Series trail-running events including the Canyons Endurance Runs™ by UTMB®, Tarawera Ultra by UTMB® and Ultra-Trail Australia™ by UTMB®, Epic Series™ mountain bike races including the Absa Cape Epic®, road cycling events including Haute Route®, and other multisport races. The IRONMAN Group is the largest operator of mass participation sports in the world and provides more than a million participants annually the benefits of endurance sports through the company’s vast offerings. Catering to the full athlete experience, the company portfolio also includes FulGaz® virtual cycling, the most realistic indoor riding experience connected fitness application aimed at preparing athletes for real-world events. Since the inception of the iconic IRONMAN® brand and its first event in 1978, athletes have proven that ANYTHING IS POSSIBLE® by crossing finish lines around the world. Beginning as a single race, The IRONMAN Group has grown to become a global sensation with hundreds of events across 55+ countries. The IRONMAN Group is owned by Advance, a private, family-owned business, and Orkila Capital, a growth equity firm focused on building great brands. For more information, visit www.ironman.com/about-ironman-group.
Advance is a private, family-held business that owns and invests in companies across media, entertainment, technology, communications, education and other promising growth sectors. Our mission is to build the value of our companies over the long-term by fostering growth and innovation. Advance’s portfolio includes Condé Nast, Advance Local, Stage Entertainment, The IRONMAN Group, American City Business Journals, Leaders Group, Turnitin, and Pop. Together these operating companies employ more than 17,000 people in 29 countries. Advance is also among the largest shareholders in Charter Communications, Warner Bros. Discovery and Reddit. For more information visit www.advance.com.