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IRONMAN Announces 2023 Global TriClub Championship Series Schedule

September 7, 2022

– 2023 IRONMAN TriClub Championship Series will include ten events across the Americas, Europe, Middle East, Africa, and Oceania regions 
– Local clubs and community help craft unique experiences at each TriClub Championship event, which also feature exclusive athlete benefits 

TAMPA, Fla. /ENDURANCE SPORTSWIRE/ IRONMAN today announced its 2023 global IRONMAN® TriClub Championship Series which includes ten events across multiple regions around the world: the Americas, Europe, Middle East, Africa (EMEA), and Oceania. The series includes eight half-distance IRONMAN® 70.3® triathlons and two full-distance IRONMAN® triathlons, all of which will include localized experiences customized for IRONMAN TriClub members, in addition to highlighting and supporting the local community of athletes.

The TriClub Championship events will also feature exclusive benefits including welcome parties, custom welcome gifts, exclusive course previews, enhanced TriClub villages, custom TriClub awards, and elevated TriClub awards ceremonies.

Introduced in 2012, the IRONMAN TriClub Program is designed to help triathlon clubs drive membership, provide networking opportunities, build community, 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. 

“TriClubs are a fundamental piece of the IRONMAN and greater triathlon community, and the TriClub Championship events foster unique environments for regional friendly competition,” said Casey Taker, Global Director of Athlete Development for The IRONMAN Group. “The thousands of IRONMAN TriClubs around the world have created a global support network for IRONMAN athletes and their lifestyle. The IRONMAN TriClub Championship Series is an opportunity to celebrate these clubs, the culture and tradition they bring to the sport of triathlon, and the idea of universal connectivity through a common language, IRONMAN racing.”

The global IRONMAN TriClub Championship Series is the pinnacle of the IRONMAN TriClub Program. Globally, all clubs registered with the IRONMAN TriClub program can compete for the ultimate prize – being crowned an IRONMAN TriClub Champion. Along with featuring exclusive benefits and a unique local experience, the Championship events provide the chance to compete against other clubs. 

2023 IRONMAN TriClub Championship Series Event Schedule

Americas:

  • IRONMAN 70.3 Latin American TriClub Championship: IRONMAN 70.3 Panama presented by Heineken 0.0 (March 12, 2023)

Come and race in Panama where the Northern and Southern world connect. Rich in history, a modern city and amazing mountains, beaches and an untamed rainforest. You will swim 1.2 miles in one of the Seven Wonders of the modern world The Panama Canal, a 56-mile flat and fast bike course with contrasting views of the Old City and the modernity of the Panama City skyline, and will run 13.1 miles at the Amador Causeway with the amazing views of the Pacific Ocean, the Panama Canal and the Bridge of The Americas. www.ironman.com/im703-panama

  • Southwest Region: Athletic Brewing Co. IRONMAN 70.3 Oceanside (April 1, 2023)

Start the race season where triathlons originated in beautiful Southern California with the beach breeze and chill vibes. The 2023 Athletic Brewing Co. IRONMAN 70.3 Oceanside event is the first race on the North American circuit with a stacked pro field that is sure to test athletes’ winter training. The rolling hills and beautiful scenery will keep athletes going from start to finish. www.ironman.com/im703-oceanside

  • West Region: IRONMAN 70.3 Victoria (May 28, 2023)

The IRONMAN 70.3 Victoria race is as much about the course as it is the destination. The course is best described by its beauty and simplicity, which keeps triathletes coming back year after year.  From beautiful lakes to lush rain forests and historic towns, this race has it all. Athletes can bring the family for an all-things outdoor vacation and explore the wild beauty of the island while whale watching, sea kayaking, exploring by sea plane and more. www.ironman.com/im703-victoria

  • Southeast Region: Carilion Clinic IRONMAN 70.3 Virginia’s Blue Ridge (June 4, 2023)

Athletes can experience the Blue Ridge Mountains like never before while kicking off the season with an epic early summer race at the Carilion Clinic IRONMAN 70.3 Virginia’s Blue Ridge race. No other bike course on the circuit showcases such natural beauty as athletes “ride the ridge” and take on the famous climb, Bear Wallow Gap. www.ironman.com/im703-virginia-blue-ridge

  • Midwest Region: Maytag IRONMAN 70.3 Steelhead (June 25, 2023)

This is the race weekend getaway athletes need to experience before the craziness of summer begins. Athletes start their day on a scenic journey through Southwest Michigan, traversing through wine country and beaches to the finish line. Premium vacation amenities are close by to help athletes unwind and toast to a job well done. www.ironman.com/im703-steelhead

  • Northeast Region: IRONMAN 70.3 Maine (July 30, 2023)

This charming capital offers athletes that getaway race they’ve been looking for. Th IRONMAN 70.3 Maine event features a downriver swim in the Kennebec River, rolling hills on the bike and a run along the canopy tree-lined Kennebec River Rail Trail. www.ironman.com/im703-maine

  • IRONMAN North American TriClub Championship: IRONMAN Wisconsin, Part of the VinFast IRONMAN US Series (Sept. 10, 2023)

140.6 miles of pure excitement, emotion, and spirit welcome athletes at the annual IRONMAN Wisconsin race, part of the VinFast IRONMAN US Series. The legendary run up the helix as athletes head towards T1, the run under the bright lights of the illustrious Camp Randall Stadium, and the relentless spirit of the Badger State are iconic experiences of this historic event. www.ironman.com/im-wisconsin 

EMEA:

  • IRONMAN 70.3 European TriClub Championship: IRONMAN 70.3 Marbella (May 7, 2023)

Start the season with a hint of summer weather in an alluring adventure on the Costa del Sol, Spain. Surrounded by the Mediterranean Sea and the beautiful Andalucian mountains, the European TriClub Championship will bring together and celebrate clubs from around Europe. www.ironman.com/im703-marbella

  • IRONMAN 70.3 African TriClub Championship: IRONMAN 70.3 Mossel Bay (November 19, 2023)

Offering the scenic beauty of the Outeniqua Mountains, azure blue sea, rolling green hills, rich agriculture, aloes, dolphins, and whales, Mossel Bay is a place one can only describe as paradise. www.ironman.com/im703-mossel-bay

Oceania: 

  • IRONMAN Oceania TriClub Championship: National Storage IRONMAN Australia (May 7, 2023)

For 36 years now, athletes have experienced a truly unique swim in the calm water of Hastings River, a spectacular ride alongside the Pacific Ocean and a high-energy run in the heart of Port Macquarie, with crowds cheering them all the way to the finish line. www.ironman.com/im-australia

For more information about the IRONMAN TriClub Program, to register your club or find a club, visit www.ironman.com/triclubs. Inquiries about the program may be directed to triclub@ironman.com.

For more information on the IRONMAN brand and global event series, please visit www.ironman.com. Media inquiries may be directed to press@ironman.com.

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About IRONMAN TriClub Program:

First introduced in 2012, the IRONMAN TriClub Program was designed to help 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 its membership size. There are various benefits available at many races including on-site club competition, priority club bike racking, and tri club villages. 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. The IRONMAN TriClub program has grown to include over 10,000 clubs globally, representing over 160,000 athletes. For more information about the IRONMAN TriClub Program, go to www.ironman.com/triclubs.

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, the IRONMAN® Virtual Racing™ (VR™) Series, 5150™ Triathlon Series, the Rock ‘n’ Roll® Running Series, the Rock ‘n’ Roll Virtual Running™ Series, IRONKIDS®, World Triathlon Championship Series, premier running events including the Standard Chartered Singapore Marathon™ and City2Surf®, UTMB® World Series events including Tarawera Ultra and Ultra-Trail Australia™, 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. 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, 1010data 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.

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