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IRONMAN Provides Event Status Updates for Its Events in Texas

March 16, 2021

– IRONMAN Texas postponed due to Harris County COVID-19 Threat Level System currently at Level 1: Stay Home, and the resulting impact to the bike course 

– Optimism remains for IRONMAN 70.3 Texas in Galveston scheduled for April 11 and IRONMAN 70.3 Lubbock scheduled for June 27 to take place as planned

TAMPA, Fla. (March 16, 2021) – IRONMAN shared an event status update for its events across the state of Texas today, including a postponement of IRONMAN Texas, while IRONMAN 70.3 Texas and IRONMAN 70.3 Lubbock remain on the schedule to take place as planned.

IRONMAN Officials have been working diligently with local authorities, agencies, and other key stakeholders to create events that meet local community objectives and are within the expectations set by public health entities. The IRONMAN Safe Return to Racing guidelines will be updated as policies are refined and can be viewed here.

Based on information provided by Harris County and Harris County Toll Road Authority that the Harris County COVID-19 Threat Level System is currently at Level 1: Stay Home, and the resulting impact this has on the bike course, the IRONMAN Texas triathlon unfortunately cannot take place on April 24, 2021. All potential options are being reviewed and it is our hope to confirm a new October 2021 event date in The Woodlands by early April. Athletes that are registered for the 2021 IRONMAN Texas triathlon will be receiving an email with additional information.

Despite the change for IRONMAN Texas, as of today, the IRONMAN 70.3 Texas triathlon taking place in Galveston on April 11 and the IRONMAN 70.3 Lubbock taking place on June 27, remain as scheduled and preparations are ongoing.

Additionally, IRONMAN officials are working on an additional race location in Texas to host a full-distance IRONMAN event in 2021. More information on this is expected to be finalized and shared in the near future.

For more information on the 2021 IRONMAN Texas triathlon, visit www.ironman.com/im-texas. Additional information on the 2021 IRONMAN 70.3 Texas triathlon can be found at www.ironman.com/im703-texas and additional information on the 2021 IRONMAN 70.3 Lubbock triathlon can be found at www.ironman.com/im703-lubbock.

For more information on The IRONMAN Group and global event series, visit www.ironman.com. Media related inquiries may be directed to press@ironman.com.

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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 Marathon Series®, the Rock ‘n’ Roll Virtual Running™ Series, IRONKIDS®, ITU World Triathlon Series, premier running events including the Standard Chartered Singapore Marathon™ and The Sun-Herald City2Surf®, Ultra-Trail® World Tour events including Tarawera Ultra and Ultra-Trail Australia™, mountain bike races including the Absa Cape Epic®, road cycling events, 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. 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 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, Discovery and Reddit. For more information visit www.advance.com