Ironman today revealed that St. George, Utah will host the 2021 Ironman 70.3 World Championships. The city is a familiar name as it has hosted the Ironman 70.3 North American Championships for several years.
In addition, Ironman also announced a new five-year host venue agreement that includes the introduction of a new full-distance Ironman triathlon that will rotate between a series of cities across North America, beginning with St. George in 2020. The rotation will bring host cities a full-distance Ironman triathlon every three years with St. George again hosting the Ironman event in 2023. The 2020 and 2023 Ironman St. George triathlons will also be designated as the North American Championship. The other host communities in the rotation for 2021 and 2022 – which will be announced at a later date – as well as St. George, will continue to put on Ironman 70.3 events in the other years, giving athletes the chance to prepare on the same courses and increasing the appeal of the destinations within the triathlon community. General registration for the 2020 Ironman St. George triathlon will open on Tuesday, May 21.
“It gives us great satisfaction to bring our athletes additional opportunities to compete in and enjoy our great partner city of St. George and the surrounding communities in Southern Utah,” said Andrew Messick, President and Chief Executive Officer for Ironman.“This stunningly beautiful Southwestern community has hosted both Ironman and Ironman 70.3 events for many years and has become a fantastic destination for athletes and spectators alike. Beyond the unmistakable red sandstone backdrop, St. George also provides athletes a challenging course perfect to bring about the best competition for the 2021 Ironman 70.3 World Championship. We look forward to seeing the world’s most elite triathletes compete on this stage during what will be a special few years in this longstanding host community.”
The Ironman 70.3 World Championships began an annual global rotation in 2014 after being hosted exclusively in Clearwater, Fla. (2006-2010) and Henderson, Nev. (2011-2013). This year’s event will take place in Nice, France, with the 2020 Ironman 70.3 World Championship following in Taupo, New Zealand.
Ironman 70.3 World Championship Locations
- Clearwater, Fla. (USA)
- Henderson, Nev. (USA)
- Mont-Tremblant, Quebec (Canada)
- Zell am See-Kaprun, SalzburgerLand (Austria)
- Mooloolaba, Queensland (Australia)
- Chattanooga, Tenn. (USA)
- Nelson Mandela Bay (South Africa)
- Nice (France)
- Taupo (New Zealand)
- St. George, Utah (USA)