IRONMAN 70.3 North Carolina Triathlon Set To Return To Wilmington, N.C. On Saturday, October 21

October 5, 2023

– 2023 IRONMAN 70.3 North Carolina triathlon sells out general registration

– Approximately 3,200 registered athletes are expected to toe the start line on Oct. 21, 2023

– Media credentials registration now available by visiting, www.ironman.com/credential-requests

WILMINGTON, N.C. (Oct. 5, 2023) /ENDURANCE SPORTSWIRE/ – Wilmington, North Carolina will welcome athletes and visitors back for the return of the IRONMAN® 70.3® North Carolina triathlon on Oct. 21. General registration for this popular event is sold out. For those still trying to gain entry into the 2023 event, a limited number of entries remain available through The IRONMAN Foundation by visiting www.ironman.com/im703-north-carolina.

Approximately 3,200 registered athletes are expected to participate in the 2023 IRONMAN 70.3 North Carolina triathlon. The event is expected to bring more than 7,000 visitors, including athletes’ families and guests, along with spectators, vendors, volunteers and race organizers traveling for the event, to Wilmington and the island beaches.

“We are excited to announce that the IRONMAN 70.3 North Carolina event has sold out,” said Scott Langen, Regional Director for The IRONMAN Group. “North Carolina has continued to be a sought-after destination on the IRONMAN 70.3 circuit and the demand from our athletes to come race in this beautiful region showcases how special this unique area is.”

“We are pleased to welcome the IRONMAN 70.3 North Carolina race back to Wilmington,” states John Sneed, vice-president of sales & services for the Wilmington and Beaches Convention and Visitors Bureau. “We are excited to welcome athletes, IRONMAN staff, exhibitors, volunteers, spectators and their guests with warm hospitality. It is our hope that everyone will enjoy the race and have an opportunity to also experience our great restaurants, attractions and tours during their visit.”

Athletes participating in the 2023 IRONMAN 70.3 North Carolina triathlon will be treated to an IRONMAN 70.3 racing tour of the Wilmington area, beginning at Wrightsville Beach and ending along Wilmington’s riverfront. Athletes will kick off their day by taking on the point-to-point rolling start 1.2-mile ROKA swim course, voted Best Swim Course in the 2022 Athlete’s Choice Awards, in a channel connected to the Atlantic Intracoastal Waterway at Wrightsville Beach. An incoming tide in the channel will provide fast splits for the swim course. The flat and picturesque 56-mile bike course will take athletes from the beach to the countryside along rural country roads, traversing two counties. Riders will cross the Cape Fear River before their return to historic downtown Wilmington. The final leg of the course will bring runners along 13.1 miles of spectator-friendly areas. Athletes can expect to experience the charming Greenfield Lake area shaded by old oak trees and Spanish moss before beginning their return to a thrilling and supportive finish line in downtown Wilmington.

The 2023 IRONMAN 70.3 North Carolina triathlon offers 40 age group qualifying slots to the 2024 VinFast IRONMAN 70.3 World Championship triathlon on December 14 & 15, 2024, taking place Taupō, New Zealand.

Media interested in covering the 2023 IRONMAN 70.3 North Carolina triathlon can submit an application at www.ironman.com/credential-requests.

For more information on the IRONMAN® and IRONMAN 70.3 brands and global event series, please visit www.ironman.com. For more information about the 2023 IRONMAN 70.3 North Carolina triathlon, visit www.ironman.com/im703-north-carolina. Media related inquiries may be directed to press@ironman.com.


About The New Hanover County Tourism Development Authority

The New Hanover County Tourism Development Authority (TDA), d/b/a Wilmington and Beaches Convention & Visitors Bureau, markets and develops the county and its communities’ leisure and group travel experiences for economic growth and quality of place.

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.

About Advance 

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.