IRONMAN To Celebrate 20 Years Of Racing In The Desert With 2024 Paradox Ironman Arizona Triathlon

November 13, 2023

– 2023 edition of Paradox IRONMAN Arizona triathlon, part of the VinFast IRONMAN North America Series to take place on Sunday, Nov. 19 with over 2,000 registered athletes converging in the Valley of the Sun to participate in this year’s event

– Registration for the 2024 edition of the Paradox IRONMAN Arizona triathlon, part of the VinFast IRONMAN North America Series, to be available onsite at the IRONMAN Village; General registration for the event opens Nov. 27, 2023 at www.ironman.com/im-arizona-register

TEMPE, Ariz. (Nov. 13, 2023) /ENDURANCE SPORTSWIRE/ – IRONMAN has announced that it will celebrate 20 years of racing at the 2024 edition of the Paradox IRONMAN® Arizona triathlon, part of the VinFast IRONMAN North America Series. Since the inaugural edition in 2005, this iconic southwestern IRONMAN triathlon has become a staple on the global IRONMAN triathlon series attracting athletes from around the world to race through Arizona’s stunning desert landscapes. The 2024 Paradox IRONMAN Arizona triathlon, part of the VinFast IRONMAN North America Series is scheduled to take place on Nov. 17, 2024.

Over the past two decades, the IRONMAN Arizona triathlon has seen thousands of inspired athletes descend on the Valley of the Sun to experience the popular late season race. Known for its warmth and over 300 days of sunshine, Tempe and the greater Phoenix area has delivered an unforgettable racing experience featuring urban charm and scenic desert vistas. From first-time finishers to seasoned veterans, each athlete’s story is a testament to the indomitable spirit that drives athletes year after year to come race in Arizona.

In honor of the 20th anniversary, the Paradox IRONMAN Arizona race is committed to making the 2024 edition the most memorable and inspiring yet. Athletes can expect new race experiences, enhanced participant support, and an electrifying atmosphere that celebrates the essence of human resilience.

“Over the past 20 years, we have seen thousands of athletes cross their finish line here in Tempe, proving just why the IRONMAN Arizona triathlon has become such a popular race,” said Judy Stowers, Regional Director, Southwest for The IRONMAN Group. “This event would not be possible without the dedication of athletes, volunteers, sponsors, and the support of the entire IRONMAN community over the past two decades. The upcoming 20th anniversary is not just a celebration of the IRONMAN Arizona event’s past, but also empowering athletes to reach their dreams for years to come and celebrate our beautiful desert host community. We invite athletes of all levels to join us in 2024 to be part of history, to create their own stories of memories and to continue to be a part of the legacy of the IRONMAN Arizona triathlon.”

Athletes will be able to register for the 2024 Paradox IRONMAN Arizona triathlon onsite at the IRONMAN Village at Tempe Beach Park during race week. General registration for the 2024 edition will open online to the public on Nov. 27, 2023 at www.ironman.com/im-arizona-register.

2023 IRONMAN Arizona triathlon, part of the VinFast IRONMAN North America Series

Before celebrating the 20th anniversary next year, this year’s race promises to be yet another extraordinary celebration of athleticism, community, and the enduring spirit of IRONMAN racing. Taking place on Sunday, Nov. 19, over 2,000 registered athletes are expected to toe the start line of the 2023 Paradox IRONMAN Arizona triathlon, part of the VinFast IRONMAN North America Series. The race begins with a new and improved 2.4-mile swim in Tempe Town Lake. Athletes will then start a three-loop 112-mile bike course through the Salt River Pima Maricopa Indian Community and out to the Beeline Highway. The bike course features spectacular desert scenery as athletes begin their final descent towards the lake. The two-loop run course takes athletes along the banks of Tempe Town Lake before journeying through Papago Park and Rio Salado Parkway. The 26.2-mile run culminates with cheering spectators and a thrilling finish line experience.

Locally based Paradox joins as Title Partner

Joining as title partner of the Paradox IRONMAN Arizona triathlon through 2025 is locally based recruiting software firm, Paradox, whose headquarters are located in downtown Scottsdale, Arizona. Learn more about Paradox by visiting www.Paradox.ai.

For more information about IRONMAN Arizona triathlon and to register for the 20th anniversary race, please visit www.ironman.com/im-arizona. For more information on the IRONMAN brand and global event series, visit www.ironman.com. Media inquiries may be directed to press@ironman.com.


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.