The race will take place in Phuket on Nov. 27, 2016

Ironman announced today the addition of a new Ironman 70.3 triathlon in Thailand, which is scheduled to take place in Phuket on Nov. 27, 2016.

Read the announcement from Ironman below:

The Philippines-based company Sunrise Events and the Thailand-based company SportMaster will team up to put on Ironman 70.3 Thailand.

“This race is further evidence of the growing interest in and development of Ironman throughout the region,” said Ironman Asia-Pacific CEO Geoff Meyer. “Thailand has had a long history with Ironman and it’s fantastic that we are back again in Phuket with an Ironman 70.3 triathlon. An improved course and development in Phuket will allow us to grow the event beyond what we could in 2012 and we look forward to a great future in Thailand.”

Phuket, one of the world’s premier holiday destinations, is famous for its crystal clear waters, pristine white beaches and stunning natural scenery – as well as its variety of attractions and entertainment.

Ironman 70.3 Thailand will offer a $15,000 USD professional prize purse and 30 age-group qualifying slots for the 2017 Ironman 70.3 World Championship taking place in Chattanooga, Tenn. Registration opens Dec. 16, 2015 at Ironman.com/Thailand70.3.

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