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WOMEN FOR TRI ANNOUNCES 20 ADDITIONAL RACES, TO PROVIDE A TOTAL OF  1000 ADDITIONAL WOMEN THE OPPORTUNITY TO COMPETE IN THE 2020 IRONMAN 70.3 WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP IN TAUPО̄, NEW ZEALAND

An additional 25 qualifying slots to the pinnacle event of the IRONMAN 70.3 Series to be offered for female athletes at 40 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 2020 IRONMAN® 70.3® World Championship taking place in Taupо̄, New Zealand on Nov. 28-29, 2020 through Women For Tri Slots. The additional slots will be awarded to top finishing female athletes at a total of 40 select races worldwide, 20 of which were announced in June of this year. 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 40 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.

The Full list of 40 races with additional Women For Tri qualifying slots for the 2020 IRONMAN 70.3 World Championship is included below. 

Newly added events are indicated by an asterisk in the left column.

NEW*

Event

Date

Country

 

IRONMAN 70.3 Dún Laoghaire

August 25, 2019

Ireland

 

IRONMAN 70.3 Sunshine Coast

September 8, 2019

Australia

 

IRONMAN 70.3 Lake Placid

September 8, 2019

United States

 

IRONMAN 70.3 Weymouth

September 22, 2019

United Kingdom

 

UnitedHealthcare IRONMAN 70.3 North Carolina

October 19, 2019

United States

 

Subaru IRONMAN 70.3 Coquimbo

October 19, 2019

Chile

 

IRONMAN 70.3 Arizona

October 20, 2019

United States

 

IRONMAN 70.3 Shanghai Chongming

October 20, 2019

China

 

Bicycle World IRONMAN 70.3 Waco

October 26, 2019

United States

 

IRONMAN 70.3 Langkawi

October 27, 2019

Malaysia

*

Mazda IRONMAN 70.3 Los Cabos

November 3, 2019

Mexico

 

IRONMAN 70.3 Western Sydney

November 24, 2019

Australia

*

IRONMAN 70.3 Western Australia

December 1, 2019

Australia

 

IRONMAN 70.3 Taupо̄

December 7, 2019

New Zealand

 

IRONMAN 70.3 Indian Wells-La Quinta

December 8, 2019

United States

 

IRONMAN 70.3 South Africa

January 26, 2020

South Africa

 

IRONMAN 70.3 Dubai

TBD

United Arab Emirates

*

The Baker Institute IRONMAN 70.3 Geelong

February 23, 2020

Australia

*

Sport Club IRONMAN 70.3 Bariloche

March 1, 2020

Argentina

*

Fubon Financial IRONMAN 70.3 Taiwan

March 15, 2020

Taiwan

*

Mazda IRONMAN 70.3 Campeche

March 15, 2020

Mexico

 

IRONMAN 70.3 Puerto Rico

March 15, 2020

Puerto Rico

*

IRONMAN 70.3 Punta del Este

March 29, 2020

Uruguay

*

IRONMAN 70.3 Oceanside

April 4, 2020

United States

*

IRONMAN 70.3 Florianopolis

April 26, 2020

Brazil

 

IRONMAN 70.3 Florida

April 19, 2020

United States

 

IRONMAN 70.3 Marbella

April 26, 2020

Spain

*

TECHCOMBANK IRONMAN 70.3 Vietnam

May 10, 2020

Vietnam

*

Sunbelt Bakery IRONMAN 70.3 Chattanooga Presented by: McKee A Family Bakery

May 17, 2020

United States

 

IRONMAN 70.3 Pays d'Aix

May 17, 2020

France

*

IRONMAN 70.3 Graz

May 24, 2020

Austria

*

IRONMAN 70.3 Connecticut

May 31, 2020

United States

 

Subaru IRONMAN 70.3 Victoria presented by Jim Pattison Subaru

June 1, 2020

Canada

*

IRONMAN 70.3 Cairns

June 7, 2020

Australia

*

IRONMAN 70.3 Staffordshire

June 7, 2020

England

*

IRONMAN 70.3 Switzerland

June 7, 2020

Switzerland

*

Sparkasse IRONMAN 70.3 Kraichgau Presented by: KraichgauEnergie

June 7, 2020

Germany

*

IRONMAN 70.3 Wisconsin

June 14, 2020

United States

*

IRONMAN 70.3 Eagleman

June 14, 2020

United States

*

IRONMAN 70.3 European Championship Elsinore

June 21, 2020

Denmark


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 IRONMAN 70.3 World Championship is the pinnacle event in the global IRONMAN 70.3 series. The 2020 IRONMAN 70.3 World Championship race in Taupо̄, New Zealand will be a two-day event with the professional and age-group women racing on Saturday, Nov.  28 and the professional and age-group men racing on Sunday, Nov. 29. The Great Lake Taupõ District is rich in history and is one of the world’s most unique and picturesque areas. Located within a short drive of New Zealand’s main centers, the Great Lake Taupõ district is at the epicenter of the North Island. Situated in the center of the North Island of New Zealand, you will find fascinating volcanic landscape and a cultural heritage dating back to the arrival of Māori in New Zealand in the 14ᵗʰ century. The Great Lake Taupõ District is one of the most pure, beautiful and unspoiled areas in the country and encompasses the lakeside towns of Taupõ, Turangi, Kinloch and Mangakino. As a popular year-round destination, it houses the largest freshwater crater lake in Australasia, geothermal attractions, and the mountains and ski areas of Tongariro National Park, a dual World Heritage National Park. Throughout the 2020 IRONMAN 70.3 qualifying season, nearly 5,000 athletes will qualify to race in the 2020 IRONMAN 70.3 World Championship by way of more than 100 IRONMAN 70.3 races around the world.


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Women For Tri Meet-Ups and Events
Triathlon related activities in various communities, encouraging and celebrating athletes of all levels.  These social events may be related to a specific race, or may be hosted by one of our ambassadors to support athletes in their communities.  

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