IRONMAN Announces New IRONMAN 70.3 Triathlon In Valdivia, Región De Los Ríos, Chile
October 5, 2023
– Valdivia, Chile set to host the IRONMAN 70.3 Valdivia triathlon with the inaugural edition taking place on Nov. 17, 2024
– IRONMAN 70.3 Valdivia triathlon general registration will be open on Nov. 15 at www.ironman.com/im703-valdivia
VALDIVIA, Chile / TAMPA, Fla. (Oct. 5, 2023) /ENDURANCE SPORTSWIRE/ – IRONMAN announced today the addition of a new IRONMAN® 70.3® triathlon in the city of Valdivia in the Los Ríos Region of Chile. The inaugural IRONMAN 70.3 Valdivia triathlon is scheduled to take place on Sunday, Nov. 17, 2024. General registration for the new event will open on Nov. 15, 2023, on the website www.ironman.com/im703-valdivia.
“We are thrilled to return to Chile with this new IRONMAN 70.3 triathlon in this exciting South American destination,” said Joanna Jordan, Vice President – Managing Director of Latin America for The IRONMAN Group. “Valdivia will be a fantastic racing venue with both stunning scenery and numerous indulgences making this a perfect location for an IRONMAN 70.3 event. With an abundance of outdoor activities, shopping options, delicious cuisine and cultural landmarks, this Chilian landscape will offer our athletes a truly eclectic race experience. We are proud to partner with WORLD CENTRIC GROUP to bring the IRONMAN 70.3 brand to Valdivia.”
The IRONMAN 70.3 Valdivia triathlon will kick off with a 1.9 km (1.2-mile) swim in the beautiful waters of the Calle-Calle river, passing the iconic Cau-Cau Bridge. Once out of the water athletes will embark on a 90 km (56-mile) bike course that will traverse a route that passes Parque Saval towards the town of Máfil. Athletes will finish their race with a 21.1 km (13.1-mile) run course that visits the scenic urban landscapes of Valdivia, and passing once more over the Cau-Cau, Calle-Calle and Pedro de Valdivia bridges before culminating in an unforgettable finish line experience in the heart of Valdivia.
“The IRONMAN 70.3 Valdivia seeks to integrate and unite the national triathlon community and provide participants and their companions with a renewed sporting experience. For WCG it is a great challenge to organize and produce this mega sporting event. The support given to us by the authorities of the Municipalities of Valdivia and Máfil, and The IRONMAN Group commits us to holding a quality event. We are sure that we will respond to those expectations,” said Guido Cornejo Managing Partner of the production company WORLD CENTRIC GROUP, which owns and will operate the new event. “The triathletes, their companions and the Valdivia community will have the opportunity to participate in an international event where they will find all the facilities to enjoy a pleasant and safe experience.”
“We have proposed to put Valdivia in the eyes of the world, and it is a commitment that we fulfill with actions,” said Carla Amtmann, Mayor of Valdivia. “We want everyone to come and enjoy this enviable environment. Valdivia looks forward to receiving this important international sporting event with open arms. We are working to build the best version of Valdivia to receive athletes from all over Chile and the world, along with their teams. Without a doubt, this will provide a considerable economic injection from an event never seen before in Valdivia”.
Valdivia is located in the south of Chile, 850km (528-miles) from Chile’s capital city, Santiago. The area is known for its German ancestry, famous breweries, and culturally rich heritage. Valdivia has become one of the main attractions of national tourism, surrounded by impressive natural landscapes, including rivers, lakes and forests. These features and modern infrastructure offer an ideal setting for hosting sporting events, offering beautiful scenery for swimming, biking, and running in this serene setting. The city is also home to Austral University, Feria Fluvial, the city’s large, covered market, beaches, hiking trails, and much more.
Registration for the IRONMAN 70.3 Valdivia triathlon is now open at www.ironman.com/im703-valdivia.
About WORLD CENTRIC GROUP
Organizer of the IRONMAN 70.3 Valdivia triathlon. In the sweeping landscapes of Chile, World Centric Group emerges as a distinguished powerhouse in the realm of sports production. With a wealth of experience spanning diverse franchises, the company excels in curating exceptional sports experiences. World Centric Group portrays itself as a passionate narrator, weaving the tale of how they’ve transcended ordinary events, shaping them into authentic sporting odysseys. Their core mission revolves around nurturing sports at every level and fostering unity among humanity through this shared fervor. Dedicated to pushing the boundaries, World Centric Group strives to redefine how we perceive and enjoy sports. Their efforts extend far beyond event organization; they are master storytellers, architects of connections, and catalysts for global inspiration. With an unwavering commitment to social impact, sustainability, nurturing new generations, and bolstering community support, they create an integrated and organic sports ecosystem that resonates on a global scale.
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.