August 20 All day
The Race Where Everyone Knows Your Name
County Cork and the town of Youghal combines Ireland’s fabled natural beauty and athlete-friendly racing location to deliver an IRONMAN Festival weekend on the “Emerald Isle”. Take on the challenging courses of this authentically Irish IRONMAN race, soak up the atmosphere of its buzzing crowd support from friendly locals and unwind in this charming seaside town teeming with tangible historic character and curiosity.
VinFast IRONMAN World Championship Qualification Slots
The 2023 IRONMAN Ireland Cork offers Men’s and Women’s Age Group Qualifying slots to the VinFast IRONMAN World Championship in Kailua-Kona, Hawai`i on October 26, 2024 (men), and Kailua-Kona, Hawai`i on October 14, 2023 (women).
Starting at the popular sandy Front Strand Beach, athletes will complete the swim course in the Celtic Sea. With Youghal lighthouse as the backdrop, athletes will get a true feel for the destination right from the start before cycling through Ireland’s Ancient East Coast.
The two-lap 180.2 km (112 mile) bike course heads straight out into the rolling Irish countryside with a combination of flat and undulating roads with magnificent views. The course takes athletes through Youghal and the infamous Windmill Hill.
The four-loop 42.2 km (26.2 mile) run course is the highlight of this event. Athletes run through the centre of the historical town of Youghal, taking in Youghal Harbour and the famous Clock Gate Tower. An ideal supporter hotspot gives athletes the opportunity to enjoy the cheers from their supporters all the way to the finish line at the buzzing Market Square.