All IRONMAN Full-Distance Races Already Sold Out for 2021
26 Apr, 2021
After a challenging 2020 race season, athletes are showing a strong desire to get back to in-person racing – as general registration for all 12 full-distance IRONMAN triathlons across the United States and Canada for 2021 have now reportedly sold out.
The 2021 full-distance IRONMAN season in the US and Canada kicks off with the Memorial Hermann IRONMAN Texas triathlon taking place on Saturday, April 24, 2021.
“Coming off an unprecedented year in which many events around the world were unable to take place, athletes have spoken and are eager to get back to racing,” said Elizabeth O’Brien, Managing Director of North America for The IRONMAN Group.
“It is an exciting time for our sport, and it is great that IRONMAN athletes are eager to be racing in 2021. We can’t wait to welcome them, and we look forward to producing some fantastic events.”
IRONMAN notes that, rhroughout the pandemic, athletes have continued to train for their goal of competing in an IRONMAN triathlon. Over 125,000 have signed-up to the IRONMAN Virtual Club including a large number of first timers who have subsequently signed up for an event in 2021.
‘As 2021 events went on sale, many events sold out quickly. The ever-popular Visit Panama City Beach IRONMAN Florida sold out of general registration in two days, while IRONMAN California in Sacramento, new to the circuit, sold out in one day. IRONMAN Arizona reached capacity before it reached general registration, selling out during presale.’
More than 13,000 athletes will be racing in their first-ever full-distance IRONMAN event in 2021.
These United States and Canada full-distance IRONMAN events are now sold out for 2021:
- Memorial Hermann IRONMAN Texas – April 24, 2021
- Certified Piedmontese IRONMAN North American Championship Tulsa – May 23, 2021
- IRONMAN Coeur d’Alene – June 27, 2021
- ViewSPORT IRONMAN Lake Placid – July 25, 2021
- IRONMAN Mont-Tremblant – August 22, 2021
- IRONMAN Canada-Penticton – August 29, 2022
- IRONMAN Wisconsin – September 12, 2021
- Select Blinds IRONMAN Maryland – September 18, 2021
- Little Debbie IRONMAN Chattanooga Presented by McKee a Family Bakery – Septmber 26, 2021
- IRONMAN California – October 24, 2021
- Visit Panama City Beach IRONMAN Florida – November 6, 2021
- IRONMAN Arizona – November 21, 2021
Athletes still looking to compete in 2021 events have a few different options:
- For each of the 2021 US and Canada full-distance IRONMAN events, a limited amount of IRONMAN Foundation entry registrations remain open and can be viewed on the respective event websites.
- Athletes can be alerted if inventory becomes available for any of the 2021 US and Canada full-distance IRONMAN events by joining the waitlist on the respective event websites.
- Select IRONMAN 70.3 events remain open with a full list of events available at www.ironman.com/2021open.
- Athletes can participate in a series of events and challenges on the IRONMAN Virtual Club platform which are available at www.ironmanvirtualclub.com.
In May 2020, IRONMAN introduced its Safe Return To Racing guidelines, which outline a series of comprehensive operating principles prepared in accordance with industry standards for endurance sporting events.
A number of events in North America were successfully conducted under these guidelines in 2020 – focusing on five key areas: enhanced hygiene, screening and education, density reduction, touchpoint minimization and athlete self-reliance.
The 2021 IRONMAN events will continue to be held under these guidelines and modified as appropriate.
Athletes will benefit from a full schedule of activities on the Virtual Club platform to train, prepare, motivate and compete in the IRONMAN Virtual Racing Series. As a go-to hub for all things IRONMAN, athletes are presented with opportunities to train, compete, and celebrate achievements with a global community of fellow athletes.
Since its initial launch in March 2020, the IRONMAN Virtual Club has grown to reach over 125,000 members across 180 nations and all US States. With hundreds of thousands competing among the 34 IRONMAN VR races offered since its debut, the platform continues to bring the IRONMAN community together virtually.