IRONMAN 70.3 Staffordshire 2021
A new date has been announced for this year’s IRONMAN 70.3 Staffordshire triathlon by the event organisers.
After evaluating the continued status of the COVID-19 pandemic in England with local authorities and the resulting restrictions in place, it was decided that IRONMAN 70.3 Staffordshire cannot take place during its regular month in June and has been rescheduled for July 18, 2021.
IRONMAN has been working with Staffordshire County Council and Stafford Borough Council and other organisations to determine the most suitable date. It says the event will be better positioned in July.
If you are an athlete currently registered for IRONMAN 70.3 Staffordshire and have not received an email from IRONMAN, please contact them direct at firstname.lastname@example.org.
More information and updates about this years event for athletes, volunteers, spectataors, as well as for Staffordshire residents and businesses can be found on the official IRONMAN website.
About IRONMAN 70.3 Staffordshire and the impact of COVID-19
Staffordshire County Council remains just as focused on creating an exceptional race in the future and we will continue to work hard developing and refining operational plans in a manner consistent with local community objectives and within the guidelines and recommendations set by public health entities as it relates to COVID-19 and England’s Roadmap out of Lockdown.
We thank our athletes for their continued understanding and look forward to returning with a great event later this year.
Having an event like this in the calendar as we move out of pandemic restrictions 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.
While we understand there must be a cautious approach to large events this summer, we remain confident that people will be able to enjoy IRONMAN 70.3 Staffordshire in July.
Volunteering for IRONMAN 70.3 Staffordshire 2021 is now open
Be part of the IRONMAN 70.3 STAFFORDSHIRE team - when the major sporting spectacle returns to the county on July 18th, 2021,
Volunteers are at the heart of each IRONMAN race and the event organisers are on the lookout for enthusiastic, motivated individuals to join the team and get involved.
You will be in the thick of the action and we have a variety of roles available at each event so you can choose whichever role and shift suits you best.
From Athlete Registration to handing out medals (and everything in between!)
As a thank you for your time and efforts, each volunteer is provided with:
• An IRONMAN Volunteer T-shirt
• An IRONMAN Drawstring bag
• Water & snacks to see you through your shift
• 10% discount on IRONMAN merchandise
• A donation for volunteer groups
To see what volunteer roles are available and to register - GO HERE to the official volunteering registration portal.
You can also keep up with other volunteers at the IRONMAN UK & Ireland - Volunteers Facebook page
AND FINALLY - More about IRONMAN 70.3 STAFFORDSHIRE here at the official website
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.