Next year's Cork Ironman event sells out within a week

Next year's Cork Ironman event sells out within a week

Pictured in Youghal, Co Cork for the launch of IRONMAN are Mayor of the County of Cork, Cllr. Mary Linehan Foley, along with Tim Lucey, (left) Chief Executive, Cork County Council. Also included are Carol Murphy and Brian Sanders (with bikes) of South Coast Triathlon Club and Declan Byrne, Regional Director, UK and Ireland IRONMAN. IRONMAN and Cork County Council announced today the addition of the IRONMAN 70.3 Ireland, Cork creating a three day festival weekend in Youghal in August 2021, with multiple events including IRONKIDS, IRONMAN 70.3 Ireland, Cork and IRONMAN Ireland, Cork. IRONMAN 70.3 Ireland, Cork will take place on August 14, 2021. Pic: Brian Lougheed

The Ironman 70.3 Cork event has sold out within a week of its launch as it continues to draw in athletes and spectators alike for the brand-new festival weekend of sport.

After the success of Ironman Ireland in 2019, the Ironman 70.3 event, set for Youghal next August, was highly requested by athletes.

The weekend has a packed schedule of events, beginning with the sold-out Ironkids which will see 1,500 kids race through the iconic gantry in the Market Square.

It will finish with the full distance Ironman Cork, where over 2,000 athletes will be competing.

Speaking on the sold-out event, Mayor of the County of Cork, Cllr. Mary Linehan Foley said: “This is a testament to the incredible hospitality of the people of Youghal and the fantastic attractions Cork has to offer. 

"Everyone involved should take great pride in what has been achieved so far and I look forward to personally welcoming visitors to my beautiful town of Youghal.” 

The Ironman event in 2019 had an estimated impact of €6.32 million on the area and with the addition of the sold-out Ironman 70.3, an even bigger economic boost is expected for next year.

Chief Executive of Cork County Council, Tim Lucey added: “News of the sell-out has made us especially proud of our continued relationship with Ironman. 

"The event will bring fantastic economic and social benefits to Youghal and the County as a whole, promoting Cork County as a world-class international destination.”

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