Limited additional capacity released for Europe’s most popular IRONMAN® and IRONMAN® 70.3® triathlons

March 23, 2022

Opportunity to race in some of Europe’s most loved races

LONDON, UK /ENDURANCE SPORTSWIRE/ – The IRONMAN Group has today announced a limited release of additional race entries for 11 of the public’s favourite European races.

Including the likes of Mainova IRONMAN European Championship Frankfurt, which has been the arena for some of the most memorable elite triathlon racing of the past few years, as well as the immensely popular IRONMAN Kalmar which has previously been voted the most recommended race globally by triathletes.  Athletes now have one more chance to join the starting line of some of triathlon’s “hall of fame” races.

Athletes from the UK and Ireland who prefer to race close to home but weren’t quick enough to secure a spot in the big three races can now sign up to IRONMAN UK, the festival weekend of IRONMAN Ireland, Cork and the now famed IRONMAN Wales.

Athletes who may not be ready to tackle an IRONMAN triathlon, can set their sights on IRONMAN 70.3 Kraichgau powered by KraichgauEnergie, where Jan Frodeno took the crown in 2019 with an impressive 3.53.06 in the ‘land of 1,000 hills’, or join the inaugural IRONMAN 70.3 Swansea which sold out in record time.

The full list of events which are now releasing additional entries include:


Distance Race




IRONMAN 70.3 Pays d’Aix-en-Provence





IRONMAN 70.3 Kraichgau powered by KraichgauEnergie



IRONMAN European Championship Hamburg


IRONMAN Mainova IRONMAN European Championship Frankfurt





IRONMAN 70.3 Swansea






IRONMAN 70.3 Cork







Declan Byrne, Vice President of Operations in Europe, Middle East and Africa for The IRONMAN Group commented: “Due to the huge interest we received for these races originally, and taking into account a disappointing couple of years of race cancellations, we really wanted to find a way of giving athletes the race and experience they were dreaming of this year. So, we have been working closely with the operations teams in each event country to make this happen while continuing to ensure a smooth and safe event experience.  We are excited to be re-opening these races to the public and look forward to welcoming athletes from all over the world to some of our most sought-after European races.”

Athletes who would like to add an additional range of services to their event entry can choose from brand new custom experience options over and above general entries, which include services such as VIP parking, VIP Athlete Concierge support, hospitality for athletes and supporters, personalized medal engraving and more [1].

For more information about the events that are re-opening and details on how to register, please visit www.ironman.com/choose-your-experience (live from 2pm GMT/3pm CET).

For more information on the IRONMAN brand and global event series, visit www.ironman.com. Media related inquiries may be directed to emeapress@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, 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 The Sun-Herald 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. 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, Discovery and Reddit. For more information visit www.advance.com.

[1] Package benefits vary between race, please check full package details on dedicated event pages.