Puerto Princesa to Host The IRONMAN 70.3 Asia Triclub & Relay Championship this November

May 9, 2023

- IRONMAN TriClub Championship Series expands to 10 events globally in 2023 with addition of IRONMAN 70.3 Puerto Princesa - General Registration for 2023 IRONMAN 70.3 Puerto Princesa open at www.ironman.com/im703-puerto-princesa

PUERTO PRINCESA, Philippines / TAMPA, Fla. (May 9, 2023)/ENDURANCE SPORTSWIRE/ – IRONMAN today announced that the IRONMAN® 70.3® Puerto Princesa triathlon taking place on November 12, 2023, will be designated as the 2023 Asia TriClub and Relay Championship for 2023. Puerto Princesa joins the 2023 Global IRONMAN TriClub Championship Series as the tenth event internationally and the first TriClub Championship held in the Philippines. General Registration for IRONMAN 70.3 Puerto Princesa is currently open by visiting www.ironman.com/im703-puerto-princesa.

“We are very excited to return to Puerto Princesa in 2023 and host the Asia TriClub and Relay Championship,” said Jeff Edwards, Managing Director of Asia for The IRONMAN Group. “This event will bring athletes of all levels, each contributing to their team for the Asia TriClub Championship designation. The energy and sense of community among the TriClubs closely mimics the warm and hospitable nature of Puerto Princesa and the culture that surrounds it, and we look forward to welcome athletes from all over the world to the unique and vibrant city.”

Located at the heart of Palawan, Puerto Princesa City is a tropical paradise with a bustling urban center, making it a perfect destination for a team race-cation. The events rolling course and scenic backdrop make for an epic race day, with options for athletes to race individually or as a relay.

“On behalf of Puerto Princesa City, I would like to thank IRONMAN for giving us the honor of being the first and only Asia TriClub Championship and Asia Relay Championship as we hold the IRONMAN 70.3 for the second year,” said City Mayor Lucilo R. Bayron. The Mayor announced a prize money of Php500,000 will be awarded to the winner of the Asia TriClub Championship, courtesy of Puerto Princesa City.

Ten events across five regions currently make up the Global TriClub Championship Series in 2023, including IRONMAN 70.3 Panama, Athletic Brewing IRONMAN 70.3 Oceanside, IRONMAN 70.3 Marbella, IRONMAN Australia, IRONMAN 70.3 Victoria, Carilion Clinic IRONMAN 70.3 Virginia’s Blue Ridge, Maytag IRONMAN 70.3 Steelhead, IRONMAN 70.3 Maine and IRONMAN Wisconsin.

“With the motto ‘Never Race Alone’, the IRONMAN TriClub program aims to ensure every athlete has the opportunity to experience training and racing with like-minded and fun athletes. To date there are more than 12,000 TriClubs and more than 170,000 TriClub members around the world! Through friendly competition and exclusive benefits, the IRONMAN TriClub Program empowers and supports this strong community,” Casey Taker, Global Director of Athlete Development at The IRONMAN Group.

The Global TriClub Championship series is the yearly highpoint of the IRONMAN TriClub Program. Globally all clubs registered with IRONMAN have the opportunity to compete for the ultimate prize – being crowned a TriClub Champion. Championship events feature exclusive benefits and the chance to compete against other clubs. Introduced in 2012, the IRONMAN TriClub Program was designed to help bring together the triathlon community through the growth of triathlon clubs, while providing networking and friendly competition opportunities. Throughout the year, participating clubs earn points every time their athletes cross an IRONMAN or IRONMAN 70.3 finish line. The IRONMAN TriClub program has grown to over 12,000 clubs with more than 96,000 IRONMAN TriClub athletes racing in 2022.

For more information about the 2023 IRONMAN 70.3 Puerto Princesa triathlon, please visit www.ironman.com/im703-puerto-princesa. Details about the IRONMAN TriClub program, registering a club or affiliating with a team can be found at www.ironman.com/triclubs

For more information on the IRONMAN brand and global event series, please visit www.ironman.com. Media inquiries may be directed to press@ironman.com.


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