IRONMAN Events in Cambridge, Maryland and Dorchester County Extended for An Additional Five Years

September 13, 2023

- IRONMAN and Dorchester County Department of Tourism agree to five-year host venue agreement to keep the IRONMAN Maryland triathlon, part of the VinFast IRONMAN North America Series, and IRONMAN 70.3 Eagleman triathlon in Dorchester County through 2028 - General registration for the 2024 IRONMAN Maryland triathlon opens September 25, 2023 - General registration for the 2024 IRONMAN 70.3 Eagleman triathlon is now open at www.ironman.com/im703-eagleman-register

CAMBRIDGE, Md. / TAMPA, Fla. (Sept. 13, 2023) /ENDURANCE SPORTSWIRE/ – IRONMAN and the Dorchester County Department of Tourism, in conjunction with the County Council of Dorchester County, Commissioners of Cambridge, and Sheriff of Dorchester County, have agreed to a five-year agreement to keep the IRONMAN® Maryland triathlon, part of the VinFast IRONMAN North America Series, and the IRONMAN® 70.3® Eagleman triathlon in Dorchester County, Maryland through 2028. Dorchester County, located on Maryland’s scenic Eastern Shore, includes the historic town of Cambridge. The exceptional community support has made each event a fixture on many athlete’s calendars since each event’s inception, the IRONMAN 70.3 Eagleman race in 1996 and the IRONMAN Maryland race in 2014.

The next edition of the IRONMAN Maryland triathlon is scheduled for Saturday, September 16, 2023, with general registration for the 10th edition of the event taking place in 2024 scheduled to open on September 25, 2023*. The next edition of the IRONMAN 70.3 Eagleman triathlon is scheduled for Sunday, June 9, 2024, with general registration now open at www.ironman.com/im703-eagleman-register.

“We are thrilled to continue our partnership with the Dorchester County Department of Tourism and associated agencies for another five years,” said Scott Langen, Regional Director for The IRONMAN Group. “The IRONMAN Maryland and IRONMAN 70.3 Eagleman triathlons hold a special place in the hearts of our athletes and spectators alike. We look forward to continuing to build on the legacy that the late Gerry Boyle, IRONMAN Maryland’s first race director, started years ago. Year after year, it is truly remarkable to see the dedication that the local authorities, volunteers, and fans bring to create an exceptional race experience for our athletes.”

“We are so proud to extend our collaboration with IRONMAN as the host venue for both the IRONMAN Maryland and IRONMAN 70.3 Eagleman triathlons,” said Holly Gilpin, Director of the Dorchester County Department of Tourism. “These races have become an integral part of our community’s calendar. We eagerly anticipate welcoming participants and spectators to our unspoiled landscapes and coastal communities each year.”

Cambridge, located in Dorchester County, offers an enticing mix of scenery, history and cuisine. With its serene waterfront, charming downtown, and warm hospitality, the region provides an ideal destination for athletes, families, and spectators alike. The IRONMAN Maryland triathlon begins with a 2.4-mile swim in the Choptank River, followed by a 112-mile ride through rural Dorchester County including the scenic Blackwater National Wildlife Refuge, and caps off with a 26.2-mile run through downtown Cambridge and coastal neighborhoods, buoyed by the cheers of thousands of supporters making their way to the finish line at picturesque Long Wharf Park. The longstanding IRONMAN 70.3 Eagleman triathlon follows a similar route that includes a 1.2-mile swim, 56-mile bike, and 13.1-mile run that culminates at Gerry Boyle Park.

The 2023 edition of the IRONMAN Maryland triathlon is scheduled to take place on Saturday, September 16, with the IRONMAN Village Expo opening at 12:00 p.m. on Wednesday, September 12 at Long Wharf in Cambridge.

For more information on the 2023 and 2024 IRONMAN Maryland triathlon, visit www.ironman.com/im-maryland. For more information on the 2024 IRONMAN 70.3 Eagleman triathlon, visit www.ironman.com/im703-eagleman. For more information on the IRONMAN brand and global event series, visit www.ironman.com. Media inquires may be directed to press@ironman.com.

*Subject to change


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.