Visit Panama City Beach IRONMAN Florida Triathlon, Part Of The VinfFast IRONMAN North America Series, Celebrates 25th Edition This November

May 4, 2023

Longest consecutively running IRONMAN event in North America set to take place on Nov. 4, 2023.

PANAMA CITY BEACH, Fla. / TAMPA, Fla. (May 4, 2023) /ENDURANCE SPORTSWIRE/ – The Visit Panama City Beach IRONMAN® Florida triathlon, part of the VinFast IRONMAN North America Series, will celebrate the 25th edition when it returns on Nov. 4, 2023. Since its debut in 1999, the event has become the longest consecutively running full-distance IRONMAN event in North America. General registration for the event is now open by visiting www.ironman.com/im-florida.

“The dedication of our athletes, supporters, and volunteers has been truly remarkable,” said Scott Langen, Regional Director for The IRONMAN Group. “We are grateful to Panama City Beach for their continued support and hospitality, which have made this event such a success for the past 25 years. We cannot wait to celebrate this milestone with everyone later this year.”

“We are honored to celebrate the 25th edition of IRONMAN Florida,” said Chris O’Brien, Director of Sports Marketing & Special Events for Visit Panama City Beach. “Our local community has a deep passion for this event and is dedicated to providing athletes with an incredible experience year after year. From special experiences to a stunning course, we are excited to showcase Panama City Beach’s beauty and hospitality to the world in November.”

In honor of this momentous occasion, a series of special activations will take place throughout race week leading up to the event, including a participant signing wall, an alumni class photo in front of the illuminated SkyWheel at Pier Park, and a celebratory finish line celebration. Visit Panama City Beach IRONMAN Florida triathlon, part of the VinFast IRONMAN North America Series, finishers will also be taking home a special finisher medal designed by local students from Panama City Beach. These events promise to make this year’s edition an unforgettable celebration.

Visit Panama City Beach IRONMAN Florida triathlon, part of the VinFast IRONMAN North America Series, has been a staple of the IRONMAN calendar for a quarter century, drawing athletes from all over the world to Panama City Beach, Florida to experience its welcoming community, world-class beaches, and family-friendly amenities. Athletes will embark on a 2.4-mile swim in the Gulf of Mexico around the Russell-Fields Pier, traverse a flat and fast, one-loop, 112-mile bike course through scenic routes, and a 26.2-mile run along the beautiful Emerald Coast shoreline before culminating with a dramatic finish line at iconic Pier Park.

Panama City Beach is the perfect location for this iconic event, treating athletes to ideal-weather, stunning scenery, and a supportive community that welcomes IRONMAN with open arms. The area is also home to Visit Panama City Beach IRONMAN 70.3 Gulf Coast triathlon taking place May 13, both events offering vibrant courses perfect for first-timer IRONMAN athletes and PR seekers alike. The area is also renowned for its pristine beaches and emerald-green waters, making it a top destination for athletes around the world.

The 2023 Visit Panama City Beach IRONMAN Florida triathlon, part of the VinFast IRONMAN North America Series will offer qualifying slots to the 2024 VinFast IRONMAN World Championship, with the Women’s race in Nice, France on Sept. 22, 2024, and the men’s race in Kailua-Kona, Hawai`i on Oct. 26, 2024.

For more information on the 2023 Visit Panama City Beach IRONMAN Florida triathlon, part of the VinFast IRONMAN North America Series, visit www.ironman.com/im-florida. 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 Visit Panama City Beach

Visit Panama City Beach is the official destination marketing organization for Panama City Beach, Florida. The award-winning organization has earned industry accreditation (DMAP) from Destinations International, the world’s leading authority in destination marketing, and exists to drive economic opportunity, job creation, community sustainability and quality of life for its residents through marketing, promotion and stewardship of the destination’s REAL.FUN.BEACH. brand and attributes, tourism development, special event production, and managing beach re-nourishment and maintenance programs. For more information, visit www.visitpanamacitybeach.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® Series, World Triathlon Championship Series, premier running events including the Standard Chartered Singapore Marathon™ and City2Surf®, UTMB® World Series 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. 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, Warner Bros. Discovery and Reddit. For more information visit www.advance.com.