Women For Tri Announces Additional Qualifying Spots for the 2021 Intermountain Healthcare IRONMAN 70.3 World Championship presented by Utah Sports Commission
Additional qualifying slots to the pinnacle event of the IRONMAN 70.3 Series to be offered for female athletes at select races worldwide
Women For Tri®, a program of the IRONMAN Foundation® has announced that a total of 1000 additional women will earn an invitation to race in the 2021 Intermountain Healthcare IRONMAN®70.3® World Championship poresented by Utah Sports taking place in St, George, Utah on Sep. 17-18, 2021 through Women For Tri Slots. The additional slots will be awarded to top finishing female athletes at select races worldwide. The additional slots will be utilized by Women For Tri, launched by IRONMAN in 2015, to welcome and empower new female triathletes to be a part of the sport’s continued growth in high-level competition.
“With the introduction of our two-day world championship format, there is an opportunity for more high-achieving female triathletes to earn a spot to the IRONMAN 70.3 World Championship,” said Andrew Messick, President and Chief Executive Officer of IRONMAN. “As we continue to bring this pinnacle event around the world, the athletes that represent the Women For Tri team will help continue to grow the sport globally.”
Following the standard IRONMAN 70.3 World Championship rolldown ceremony at the select races, 25 additional slots will be awarded to the next most qualified women, proportional by age group, creating a deeper field of female athletes while maintaining the integrity and prestige of an IRONMAN 70.3 World Championship event.
Proceeds from registration revenue of the 1000 additional slots will go towards supporting Women For Tri’s TriClub grant program. To date, nearly $300,000 has been awarded by this program to TriClubs around the world to support women’s engagement initiatives, including bringing first-timers into the sport. Since its inception in 2015, Women For Tri has seen an 18% increase in female participation in IRONMAN and IRONMAN 70.3 events, totaling more than 71,000 female athletes globally.
The full list of qualifying events with additional Women For Tri Slots can be found HERE.
St. George – The Land of Endurance
Top professional and age-group triathletes from around the world will test their mettle in the shadows of the stunning red rock canyons in St. George, Utah, at the 2021 Intermountain Healthcare IRONMAN 70.3 World Championship presented by Utah Sports Commission. The challenging course with breathtaking views of American Southwest scenery is an athlete-favorite that attracts the best in the sport and electrifying spectator support.
In this desert of extremes, a land carved by ancient seas, a challenge lies waiting. Rise to it.
This marks the first time the IRONMAN 70.3 World Championship will be held in St. George, the home of IRONMAN St. George and IRONMAN 70.3 St. George.