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IRONMAN Florida Announces Details of Event

15 Apr, 2021


The IRONMAN Group has set-out race weekend activities for the 2021 IRONMAN 70.3 Florida triathlon, which will officially begin on Friday, April 16 with athlete check-in at Lake Eva Park, Haines City, Florida. On Sunday, April 18, athletes will begin their IRONMAN 70.3-mile journey.

Friday, April 16
12:00 ET – 18:00 ET – IRONMAN Village Opens.
Athlete check-in is by appointment only at Lake Eva Park. Athletes will have assigned check-in times and only athletes will be allowed in these areas.

Saturday, April 17
08:00 – 16:00 – IRONMAN Village Opens.
Athlete check-in is by appointment only at Lake Eva Park. Athletes will have assigned check-in times and only athletes will be allowed in these areas.

Media will enter through the volunteer line, be administered a temperature check and are required to answer the same pre-race health questionnaire as the athletes and volunteers. Media are required to wear a face covering at all times.

Sunday, April 18
05:00 – 06:30 – Transition area open
Media will need to check-in with IRONMAN PR Staff at the entrance of the transition area, and will be required to wear a face covering.

06:50 – Male Pro Start
06:53 – Female Pro Start
06:55 – PC Open Start
07:00 – Main race starts
Approx. 10:00 – First finisher expected at the finish line
Approx. 16:30 – Race ends (8.5 hours after the last athlete enters the water)

IRONMAN has developed a series of Safe Return to Racing operating principles prepared in accordance with industry standards for open air mass participation sporting events. These operating principles have been designed to allow for events like the 2021 IRONMAN 70.3 Florida to be organized in a manner consistent with local community objectives and expectations set by public health entities as it relates to contagion risk mitigation of COVID-19.

  • Enhanced Hygiene: Hand sanitizer, hand washing stations, and disinfectant wipes will be readily available around our venues. Cleaning of common venue areas will be enhanced. Staff and volunteers will be provided with face coverings and will be required to wear the face covering properly at all times around the event venue. Disposable gloves to be used by staff and volunteers in all applicable areas. Athletes will be provided with face coverings at packet pickup and will be required to wear a face covering around all event venues.
  • Screening and Education: Appropriate personal health, personal hygiene and safe support education and training will be provided for staff and volunteers in necessary functional areas. This includes the expansion of the IRONMAN Smart Program, which provides Volunteer Smart guidelines for volunteers. Athletes and volunteers will be required to answer a pre-race health questionnaire. Additionally, in the registration/expo venue on Saturday, no-touch body temperature screening will be instituted. Individuals with a body temperature of greater than 100.4º Fahrenheit or 38º Celsius will not be allowed to race, volunteer or work.
  • Density Reduction: We will institute measures to increase space for athletes and supporting personnel in areas such as swim start, transition, and finish line. Modification or elimination of non-essential race services and functions, such as awards ceremonies and banquets will be modified or eliminated.
  • Touchpoint Minimization: We will reduce or remove touchpoints and points of interaction between staff, athletes, and volunteers without compromising event safety and security, through redesign and reconfiguration of event village areas as well as racecourse zones such as aid stations.
  • Athlete Self-Reliance: Through the Athlete Smart program, athletes will be empowered to determine their individual level of self-reliance to further minimize interaction and touch points with race officials and volunteers. Athletes will be encouraged to carry nutrition and hydration while utilizing items such as hydration vests.

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