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About Ironman

IRONMAN 70.3 Staffordshire 2022

The date of Sunday 12 June 2022 has been announced for this year’s IRONMAN 70.3 Staffordshire triathlon by the event organisers.

The sporting spectacle will see up to 3,000 athletes compete in a gruelling 70.3 mile race across Staffordshire, incorporating a 1.2-mile swim at Chasewater Country Park, followed by a 56-mile bike through the Staffordshire countryside and Cannock Chase Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, finishing with a 13.1-mile run ending in Stafford town centre.

Everything you need to know about this years event for athletes, volunteers, spectators, as well as for Staffordshire residents and businesses, can be found on the official IRONMAN website.

Including a local road closure and route guide and a spectator guide

Local athlete stories

We caught up with some local athletes to find out how their training was going, and hear what IRONMAN means to them and Staffordshire.  See more.

Plan ahead for IRONMAN 70.3 Staffordshire

Residents, businesses and visitors are urged to plan ahead for travel during the event weekend.

If you live, work or plan to visit or travel near any of the route outlined above, then you are urged to look at the traffic access page on the official IRONMAN STAFFORDSHIRE website and plan any travel or journey that you intend to make on the weekend of 11th and 12th June 2022 accordingly.

There will be unrestricted access for emergency services at all times.

If you have any road or route access questions please contact staffordshire70.3@ironmanroadaccess.com or call 03330 11 66 00

 

Spectator hotspots and free Park and Ride services

There are plenty of hotspots to view the event from, cheer on your Athletes, and enjoy the spectacle.  

Download the full spectator guide, along with local travel and park and ride shuttle information on the IRONMAN website.

Spectator hotspots include Chasewater Country Park, Stafford town centre and Stafford Castle.

Please note: there are vehicle restrictions in place to Chasewater and other locations before and during the the event.

There will be free shuttle bus services available to Chasewater (from Holland Park) and to Stafford (from New Beacon Sports Club).

A further pre-bookable paid for park and ride shuttle service available to and from Chasewater from Doxey Road.

(Priority is given to Athletes who also use these shuttle services)

Further information for spectators and details of the park and ride shuttle service is available from the IRONMAN website and in the Athlete Guide.

 

Road access and road closures

Almost 3000 athletes will compete on the day, and an event as big as this takes some meticulous planning as you can imagine.

This includes several road access and traffic management initiatives.

Chasewater Country Park will be closed to vehicles on Saturday June 11 from 8am until 6pm and Sunday June 12 from 4am until 10am.

Roads in Stafford affected include: Tixall Road, Hatherton Street, Fairway, Riverway, Bridge Street, South Walls, Newport Road, Kingsway and Unicorn Way. Riverway will also be fully closed to traffic on Saturday June 11 from 8am until 6pm.

Other routes may also be affected along the bike route or other parts of the event.

Once again we urge your to plan any travel planned for the event weekend well in advance.

There will be unrestricted access for emergency services at all times.

If you have any road or route access questions please contact staffordshire70.3@ironmanroadaccess.com or call 03330 11 66 00

Full road closures, access information and route maps are available on the IRONMAN Staffordshire website

 

Planning for a safe and enjoyable event for participants, visitors and spectators

Staffordshire County Council remains as focused as ever on creating a safe and enjoyable event for both participants and spectators, 

Delivering an event which is safe and enjoyable for everyone has remained a priority throughout the planning stages. All the planning for the event has been led by the IRONMAN organisation alongside local councils, police, fire and emergency services.

The event helps provide a massive boost to the local economy and is always a very popular event with residents and visitors, and we want our communities and businesses to enjoy IRONMAN 70.3 Staffordshire on Sunday 12 June 2022.

Having an event like this in the calendar really gives competitors, spectators and our local businesses something to look forward to.

It gives us an opportunity to showcase Staffordshire to visitors from across the UK and internationally; including our country parks, outstanding countryside and the county town.

We thank our communities, businesses, athletes and visitors for their continued support and look forward to a world class sporting event on 12 June 2022

 

Volunteering for IRONMAN 70.3 Staffordshire

Be part of the IRONMAN 70.3 STAFFORDSHIRE team - when the major sporting spectacle returns to the county on 12 June 2022

Find out about the benefits of being an IRONMAN volunteer and how to register as a volunteer, including as an individual or a group.

More about Volunteering for IRONMAN 70.3 Staffordshire, and how to register as a volunteer. 

 

More about IRONMAN 70.3 Staffordshire

Established in 2015, the event quickly grew to become the biggest Ironman 70.3 race in the UK. Nearly 8,000 competitors take part since while the race has also attracted some of the UK and the world’s best professional athletes.

The event consists of a 1.2-mile swim at Chasewater Country Park, followed by a 56-mile bike through the Staffordshire countryside and Cannock Chase Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, finishing with a 13.1-mile run.

The economic benefits of hosting IRONMAN

The Ironman 70.3 Staffordshire event looks to incorporate Staffordshire tourist attractions including; Chasewater, Cannock Chase and Stafford Town Centre with:

  • An estimated £1.4 million being spent on food and accommodation by competitors 

  • Spectators spending around £1 million

  • Around £180,000 being spent with local suppliers who contribute to the successful running of the event 

  • An estimated £273,000 spent in the area on course recces and training camps throughout the whole year. 

Keep up to date with news of the Ironman 70.3 Staffordshire event

You can sign up to the Staffordshire Ironman 70.3 newsletter, and be among the first to know about any plans for future events in the region.

Plus you can keep up with the plans about IRONMAN 70.3 STAFFORDSHIRE here at the official website

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