One of the largest race series in the country, Ontario’s Multisport Canada, offered an update to athletes earlier today: We know that many people are wondering what will be happening to specific races and the 2020 season because of COVID-19. We already knew that the world championships set to take place in Almere would be delayed by a year, but organizers had hoped to still be able to run an event. Pros were hopeful this race would happen as it was the first pro race on the Ironman North America schedule – unfortunately it’s been “postponed” as well. Athletes that are registered for the race will receive an email with further details. According to the Ironman update page, Frankfurt won’t be hosting the event in 2020: We appreciate your continued patience since our last update regarding the 2020 Mainova IRONMAN European Championship Frankfurt triathlon. More announcements and information regarding other events in the calendar will come in the next weeks.”. With the health and safety of our community being an utmost priority, and based on the directive by the Government of Poland in relation to the COVID-19 pandemic, we can confirm that the 5150 Warsaw triathlon originally scheduled for June 14 cannot take place in 2020 and will return on June 13, 2021. The Ironman events in Emilia-Romagna have been moved back only a week, though – delayed elections have forced the rescheduling of those races. While we have no plans to cancel, we are researching options to move some races to later in the season. Chalk up another event that “cannot take place as planned” according to the Ironman.com update page. Another popular race for Canadians won’t be happening in 2020, according to the Ironman update page: Based on the mandate from the Village of Lake Placid and Township of North Elba in relation to the COVID-19 pandemic, the IRONMAN 70.3 Lake Placid triathlon originally scheduled for September 13 cannot take place in 2020. At this point in time we have no plans to cancel any events in 2020. Coming soon. Ironman Florida has had a bit of a stigma the past several years – the cancelled swim and frigid (for Florida) temperatures in 2014 and the warm water temps of 2015 making for a wetsuit optional race – but Ironman Florida 2016 was terrific! We’ve got the details here. A number of races that had been rescheduled to this fall (or were originally scheduled for the fall) have now been moved to 2021. Nor are we willing to bet on the fact that our situation will change sufficiently to be able to look you in the eye on race day, certain that you are safe at our event. Make it … Based on internal evaluation and discussions regarding the viability of hosting the event in 2021, the Herbalife Ironman 70.3 Pucón triathlon will return on January 9, 2022.”. The World Triathlon executive board met today and decided to suspend all activities until June 30. Ironman “cannot viably operate” the Ironman 70.3 Victoria tirathlon in 2021. According to the Ironman update page “the Enea IRONMAN 70.3 Gdynia triathlon originally scheduled for August 2, 2020 has been postponed to September 6, 2020. Our next event date will now be the weekend of May 8th/9th, 2021.”. The Multisport World Cup format features a long-distance triathlon and a duathlon. “This has not been an easy decision and we know this announcement will upset the athletes’ plans”, said the organization. The two events scheduled for June 14 in Centrair Tokoname “cannot take place as planned.” No new dates have been announced. Ironman 70.3 European Championship Elsinore won’t take place on June 21. We are working diligently on all potential options and further event details will be communicated as soon as possible. We share in the disappointment of this news as we love producing Ironman Australia as much as you love racing in it. The race “will now return on April 11, 2021.”. Over the past weeks we have worked tirelessly with the City of Frankfurt and stakeholders to secure a new race date for the 2020 event.After assessing all event scenarios and in alignment with the City of Frankfurt in relation to the COVID-19 pandemic, we regret to inform you that the Mainova IRONMAN European Championship Frankfurt cannot take place in 2020. This event is scheduled to take place 4-5 July. We reported yesterday that based on British Columbia’s latest plans to return to “a new normal” events with more than 50 people wouldn’t be happening until a vaccine or treatment for COVID-19 is found, or there is sufficient community immunity. “Due to the coronavirus and all the measures that are in place worldwide at this moment, but also the fact that we can’t predict these developments, organizing our race unfortunately became impossible. According to a release just sent out by Ironman: With the health and safety of our community being an utmost priority, and based on the direction and recommendations of public health agencies and local authorities in relation to the COVID-19 pandemic, the IRONMAN Louisville presented by Norton Sports Health triathlon, originally scheduled for October 11 cannot take place in 2020 and will not return in 2021. Originally scheduled for July 12, 2020, Ironman has announced this race will be postponed, but no new date has been announced. reported that Triathlon Canada was “strongly recommending that athletes return to Canada.”, Ironman 70.3 Alcudia-Mallorca “will return on May 8, 2021.”, Ironman 70.3 Barcelona “will return on its new race date of October 3, 2021.”, Ironman 70.3 Marbella “will return on April 25, 2021.”, Ironman Barcelona “originally scheduled for October 4 cannot take place in 2020 and will return on October 3, 2021.”, Ironman 70.3 Nice “originally scheduled for September 13 cannot take place in 2020 and will return on September 12, 2021.”, According to the Ironman update page: “When we postponed the, Ironman 70.3 Weymouth returns in September, 2021, Ironman 70.3 Salalah cannot take place in 2020 – no word on a new date, just the ominous note: “We are currently working on offering you the best alternative opportunities to race and will provide an update to you as soon as possible.”, Ironman Austria Kaernten was moved from July 5 to September 20 – it will return on July 4, 2021, Ironman 70.3 Finland was moved from June 27 to September 5 – it returns on July 3, 2021, Ironman 70.3 Sardegna originally scheduled for October 25 returns on October 24, 2021. Unfortunately, due to reasons related to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic and further conversations with the local authorities at the City of Hamburg, we regret to advise that IRONMAN Hamburg cannot take place in 2020 and will return on June 6, 2021. Make it your vacation destination as you and your family dip your toes in the sand at some of the world’s most beautiful beaches. 70.3 was cancelled today Will Daytona be cancelled (for amateur) ? Last year’s “best race” in the Challenge-Family series has been cancelled, but offers athletes either an entry to next year’s race with cancellation insurance or a full refund. A Stop on My Journey to Ironman Florida: The Gulf Coast Triathlon. According to the Ironman update page, that event will “return on September 12, 2021.”. Of course they would all come in when I was off for a few days. Unfortunately, as things continue to evolve quickly due to reasons related to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, and after further conversations with the local and regional authorities, we regret to advise that Ironman Italy Emilia-Romagna can no longer take place in 2020. According to the Ironman update page: “With the health and safety of our community being an utmost priority, and in alignment with the City of St. Petersburg in relation to the COVID-19 pandemic, we can confirm that the inaugural IRONMAN 70.3 St. Petersburg triathlon originally scheduled for July 19 cannot take place in 2020 and will now debut on August 01, 2021.”. We reported on the news from Ironman on the status of Ironman 70.3 Mont-Tremblant and 5150 Mont-Tremblant, the statement from the organizers of the upcoming worlds in Edmonton, According to the official Ironman update page, we learned today that one of the sport’s most iconic events has been cancelled. “The Tiszaujvaros ETU European Cup and the Alanya ETU Youth European Championships Festival are also suspended.”, “After the unfortunate announcement of the cancellation of the Tartu ETU Triathlon European Championships, it is also confirmed that the ETU events in Targu Mures and Constanta will not go ahead either,” the release continued. According to a release from Ironman we’ll see both the full- and half-distance races in Santa Rosa taking place on the same day in October. Now, it’s been canceled altogether. A 21-year-old Florida man became the first person with Down syndrome to finish an Ironman triathlon, race officials said. Side events will take place on September 5, 2020.”. 2021 Live Race Schedule. The big one, of course, is Challenge Daytona with the $1 million prize purse for the PTO Championships. Yes, you read that correctly. Ironman St. George (Ironman North American Championship), May 2. The event will now return on September 18, 2021. We have been tackling this very question for the past few months. IRONMAN Texas will return to The Woodlands on April 24, 2021. We reported in February that Xterra had cancelled its Asia-Pacific Championships in Taiwan, that the ITU had postponed the World Triathlon Series (WTS) opener in Abu Dhabi, while also postponing other Asian Cup and world cup events and moving a mixed-team relay qualifying event to Italy. In a release sent out today Ironman announced that the Ironman World Championship has been rescheduled to February 6, 2021 and that the Ironman 70.3 World Championship will be postponed, but no new dates have been announced for that event. Originally scheduled for July 11, 2020, the Indiana event “cannot take place in 2020 and will return on Ocober 2, 2021. Today’s half-distance race enjoyed a slew of new entries and athletes moving up from the sprint to the half-distance after Ironman’s announcement on November 23 that it wouldn’t host any more events in 2020, including Ironman 70.3 Florida, which takes … I headed back to the condo with the intention of packing my bags and going home. The event in Samorin, Slovakia originally scheduled for this weekend was postponed to August – today we learned that the age group part of that race won’t happen this year, according to a release sent out by Challenge-Family today: The Championship 2020 Age group race has been cancelled: registrations and qualifications move on to next year, The postponement of Challenge Family The Championship to August 16th, as communicated a few weeks ago, was based on hope for better times. Heather Jackson. We’ve remained optimistic the situation would improve by November, but due to the recent announcement of the Victorian Government roadmap to reopening, which outlined that large gatherings may not resume before 23 November 2020, we regret to advise that IRONMAN 70.3 Melbourne cannot take place as planned on 15 November 2020. According to race director Tom Bamford, the town has cancelled the event. The new dates for the events in Tokyo will be exactly one year after the original dates. In a release sent out today Ironman announced that Ironman 70.3 Augusta will return on September 26, 2021. “Unfortunately, based on further conversations with and updated direction from local authorities in relation to the COVID-19 pandemic, and with the health and safety of our community being an utmost priority, the Ironman 70.3 Eagleman and Ironman Maryland triathlons cannot take place in 2020. I had come to Florida to do a 140.6 mile triathlon. Since November, 2019, we have solicited registration income totaling 35% of our typical budget. We can also add a few more postponements to the list: The Professional Triathletes Organisation has delayed the much-anticipated Collins Cup until 2021. Saturday. New dates will be announced shortly. Challenge Family announced yesterday that The Championship has been postponed from May 31 to August 16 due to “travel restrictions, the impact on athletes’ preparations and a general concern for the health situation.” The race in Mexico which was originally slotted for May 3 has been rescheduled to September 20. We had reported on the Chinook Triathlon last month which was to take place at Lake Chestermere near Calgary, but have now learned that the event has been cancelled once again. We are however, working towards a new race date in September 2020 with the city of Hamburg. After news of the cancellation got out, Challenge Daytona received almost 100 new entries that day, and over the next couple of days saw entries increase by almost 200. SUPERFROG 70.3 - Cancelled Based on the continued mandate from theState of California in relation to the COVID-19 pandemic, the IRONMAN 70.3 SUPERFROG triathlon, originally scheduled for September 20 cannot take place in 2020. Remember as endurance athletes you are an example to your families and friends. Challenge Davos in Switzerland “will take place as planned on August 29,” according to a release from Challenge Family. “We’re very sorry that we have to tell you that we can’t organize this years’ edition of Challenge Riccione,” organizers posted on the site. The event in Iowa, “originally scheduled for June 21, 2020 cannot take place as planned.” No new date for this race, either. We really wanted to end the year on a positive and see you back doing what you love. The Aussies don’t beat around the bush and use the word “cancelled” when an event that was supposed to happen in 2020 isn’t taking place. Challenge Family announced the cancellation of two events scheduled for May and June: “Heavily hearted we have to announce the cancellation of this year´s Challenge St. Polten and Challenge Heilbronn,” organizers said. “As this won’t be a mass-participation event this might be an option to offer at least something to the professionals of our sport, who are now also struggling without races,” says Vlam. The event originally scheduled for April 12 in Liuzhou, China, has been postponed until September 20. St. George will continue to be a major host of the company’s events over the next few years, though: “Our partnership with St. George remains strong and we are scheduled to hold six races from 2021-2025. Will athletes have enough time to train for the race, especially the swim? With the swim cancellation at Ironman Florida this past weekend an obvious question reemerges: Has the Ironman Triathlon become too easy? According to the latest update on Ironman.com, “Based on the mandate from the Province of Ontario in relation to the COVID-19 pandemic, the 2020 Subaru Ironman 70.3 Muskoka, originally scheduled for July 12, 2020 cannot take place as planned.” No new date has been provided as of yet. South Africa’s 5150 Ekurhuleni triathlon, originally scheduled for October 18 cannot take place in 2020 and will return on October 24, 2021. Right now Xterra Victoria remains listed as “As Scheduled,” but based on the B.C. “Based on the mandate from the City of Benton Harbor in relation to the COVID-19 pandemic, the 2020 Ironman 70.3 Steelhead, originally scheduled for June 28, 2020 cannot take place as planned.”. Crystal wasn’t joking when she said that Papercut is an active bunch.This past weekend, I competed in the 32 nd Annual Gulf Coast Triathlon. Ironman 70.3 Gulf Coast has a new date – November 7, 2020 – it will now be held in conjunction with Ironman Florida. Based on the mandate from Boulder County in relation to the COVID-19 pandemic, the 2020 IRONMAN 70.3 Boulder triathlon, originally scheduled for August 1 cannot take place in 2020. We wrote about this race earlier today – the event won’t happen in 2020 and next year’s race in Idaho is scheduled to be a full-distance event. This is exactly what Ironman was hoping to avoid – announcing a new date and then having to announce a second new date. We’re very sorry about that and of course we would have liked things to be different. You can read the letter from race organizers to athletes here. Ironman, the world’s best-known triathlon series, is transferring competitors from canceled or postponed events to races later in the year or in 2021, rather than giving refunds. We have to consider the possible risk to these volunteers. Last year’s Ironman Florida race turned in super fast times. In it’s weekly board meeting the ITU officially announced the cancellation of a number of events – according to a release: The Board also approved the cancellation of previously postponed 2020 events: the 2020 Sarasota-Bradenton ITU Triathlon World Cup, 2020 New Plymouth ITU Triathlon World Cup, 2020 Sarasota-Bradenton ITU Paratriathlon World Cup and 2020 Besancon ITU Paratriathlon World Cup, that will not take place this year. In meetings leading up to the event, the regional safety and health authorities were satisfied that Ironman’s proposed health and safety measures were well designed, and that participants, staff and the wider public would have been sufficiently protected from potential COVID-19 transmission. Challenge Daytona sees surge in entries after Ironman cancels Florida event. In what has been a continually evolving and challenging time globally, we recognize that the change at this late juncture will come as a disappointment but look forward to providing athletes with an exceptional race experience in the future. “With the world being impacted by the pandemic, World Triathlon staff is working with organisers and national federations on the remaining events in the calendar. Other events still on tap for 2020 include: Originally scheduled for Nov. 1, according to the Ironman update page, the event “cannot take place in 2020,” and, organizers “are working diligetnly on all potential options.”, According to the Ironman update page, “Based on the mandate from the Xiamen Municipal Sports Bureau and the General Administration of the China National Sports Bureau in relation to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Ironman 70.3 Xiamen triathlon, originally scheduled for November 8 cannot take place in 2020 and will now return in 2021. That read, in part: As things stand, Barrelman is scheduled to take place on Sept 20. Registered athletes will be transferred to next years race, while those who purchased “cancellation” insurance will have the option of getting the entry fee minus the booking and insurance fees. Here’s a list that have been postponed with no new dates announced as of yet. IRONMAN 70.3 Waco will return in October 2021. BCA Super League Triathlon Bali Ever get the feeling that Ironman can’t buy a break in 2020? Today we learned that the inaugural Challenge Bled event in Slovenia will now “host the 2020 ETU Middle Distance Triathlon European Championships, ETU Aquathlon European Championships and ETU Aquabike European Championships,” on the weekend of September 18 to 20. There is no news on a new date at this point. At this moment it is still very uncertain for us if we would get a permit and we don’t want to leave you – our athletes for whom we are organizing this event – in uncertainty anymore. Add another event to the busy September schedule! Here’s the full statement: With pain in our hearts and a lump in our throats we have to inform you today of a very difficult decision we’ve just made: this year – 2020 – Challenge Almere-Amsterdam will not take place at all. The Ironman triathlon in Louisville is joining the ranks of other events that have been canceled in the city due to ongoing coronavirus concerns. Ironman officials also confirmed that until an event is officially canceled or postponed, the standard non-COVID cancellation policy is still in place. Yeah, we just went ahead and said it, rather than use the “cannot happen in 2020” wording that appears in the press release. Ironman Copenhagen – originally scheduled for August 16 will not take place in 2020 and has been rescheduled to return on August 22, 2021. All currently registered athletes have been sent an email from us today, and will receive a second email with more details on their options later this week. 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