The rapid spread of the Coronavirus COVID-19 is forcing huge changes in the 2020 race schedule, with numerous events being cancelled or postponed. We’ll update this page regularly with the latest race news.

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Race news for May 27

Ironman 70.3 Cartagena postponed

This is a long way out – the event in Columbia scheduled for December 6 “cannot take place as planned.” No news on a new date.

Race news for May 26

Canaqua open water and Mudskipper SwimRun events cancelled

Yesterday we reported that the Canaqua Open Water Swim Series and Mudskipper SwimRun races are cancelled for 2020.

Ironman 70.3 St. Petersburg “rescheduled”

Ironman’s first race in Russia will have to wait a year.

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.”

Race news for May 21

Barrelman Triathlon cancelled

We reported earlier today that the Barrelman Triathlon set in the Niagara region won’t be happening this year.

Ironman Lake Placid postponed

Scheduled for July 26, 2020, the Ironman update page reports that: “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 ViewSPORT IRONMAN Lake Placid triathlon scheduled for July 26, 2020 cannot take place as planned.” No info on a new date or whether or not the event will be “rescheduled” to next year.

Ironman 70.3 Musselman

This long-standing event set in New York’s Finger Lakes district was to debut as an Ironman race this year – that will likely have to hold off for a year.

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 70.3 Musselman triathlon scheduled for July 19, 2020 cannot take place as planned. We are working diligently on all potential options and further event updates will be communicated as soon as possible.

Triathlon Ontario provides update with postponed and cancelled races:

In a newsletter distributed today, Triathlon Ontario provided the following update:

Postponed Races until 2021

  • County KOS
  • Christie’s Lake Triathlon
  • TriMuskokan
  • Barrie Triathlon & Duathlon
  • Woodstock KOS
  • London Kids Triathlon
  • Timmins Heart of Gold
  • Subaru Milton
  • Kincardine Women’s Triathlon
  • North Bay Triathlon
  • Adventure Bay
  • Tecumseh Triathlon
  • Orillia KOS
  • KITCan Kids in Triathlon Series – Mississauga
  • Toronto Triathlon Festival

Postponed Races until later in 2020

  • Indoor Triathlon Provincial Championship Series Finale – Postponed until the fall
  • C3 20th Annual Benson/Steel Royal Containers Triathlon – Postponed to July 4

Postponed Events & Clinics

  • Ultimate Age Group Swim Clinic – Postponed until the fall
  • Ottawa NCCP Coaching Courses – Postponed until the fall

5150 Bohol “Rescheduled”

The standard-distance race in the Philippines won’t be happening this year, according to Ironman.

With the health and safety of our community being an utmost priority, and in alignment with the Arthur C. Yap, Governor, Province of Bohol and Leonila P. Montero, Mayor, Municipality of Panglao in relation to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Sun Life 5150 Bohol triathlon, originally scheduled for July 12 cannot take place in 2020 and will return on July 11, 2021.

Race news for May 20

Ironman 70.3 Panama postponed

With all the talk about the Lance Armstrong documentary that will be shown this weekend, it seems a bit ironic that the race where he started his brief comeback to triathlon racing in 2012, Ironman 70.3 Panama, has just been postponed. (In case you were wondering, Armstrong came second – you can watch my post-race interview with Armstrong here.)

“Based on the mandate from the Government of Panama in relation to the COVID-19 pandemic, the IRONMAN 70.3 Panama triathlon scheduled for August 23, 2020 cannot take place as planned,” we learned from the Ironman.com update page.

Ironman 70.3 Goseong “rescheduled” to 2021

The second running of the event in Korea will not be taking place this year. With the health and safety of our community being an utmost priority, and in alignment with the Goseong-gun in relation to the COVID-19 pandemic, the IRONMAN 70.3 Goseong triathlon, originally scheduled for June 21 cannot take place in 2020 and will return on May 30, 2021.

Challenge Turku cancelled

Scheduled for August 2, 2020, the event in Finland has been cancelled for this year and will return on August 1, 2021.

Race news for May 19

Super League Ottawa “postponed” until 2021

According to the event website, “Super League remains committed to providing a safe environment for all athletes, spectators, volunteers and staff and have made the decision to postpone the race scheduled for July 4-5 in light of the continued issues surrounding COVID-19. We are working with all stakeholders to finalise a new date in 2021 and look forward to welcoming athletes and spectators to Ottawa for a brilliant two days of Super League action once it is safe to do so.”

Roth to host European Championship in 2021

Challenge Roth will serve as both the German and European long-distance championship in 2021. Read our update here.

Race news for May 15

Ironman Canada Penticton “cannot take place in 2020.”

It’s finally official – Ironman’s return to Penticton will have to wait a year.

Ironman 70.3 Victoria “rescheduled” to 2021

According to the Ironman.com update page:

Based on the updated mandate from the Province of British Columbia in relation to the COVID-19 pandemic, and after assessing all event scenarios, the IRONMAN 70.3 Victoria triathlon rescheduled for August 9 cannot take place in 2020 and will return on May 30, 2021.

Ironman 70.3 Calgary “tentatively” scheduled for September

As you are aware, IRONMAN 70.3 Calgary cannot take place as originally planned for July 26, 2020, however, we are now able to share a new tentative race date scheduled for the first weekend of September 2020. As further event details are finalized with our various host city partners and authorities, we will share those with you.

World Triathlon reschedules two World Cup races

According to a release from World Triathlon after yesterday’s board meeting, there will be at least three events scheduled for September now.

“The Board approved new dates for two World Cups that were previously postponed due to the COVID-19 outbreak, with Karlovy Vary World Cup now taking place on September 12-13, 2020 and Chengdu World Cup the following week, on September 19-20, 2020. This events will now be included in the World Triathlon calendar, as well as the WTS Hamburg and Mixed Relay World Championships, announced this week to take place on September 4-5, 2020. These events will not be included in the Olympic qualification rankings. These events will not count for the Olympic qualification rankings or the World Triathlon rankings.”

5i50 Triathlon Series Warsaw “postponed” to 2021

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.

Race news for May 14

Ironman moves Kona to February, postpones 70.3 worlds

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. We’ve got the details here.

Ironman 70.3 Graz “rescheduled” to 2021

Add another event to the list of races that won’t be happening in 2020, but isn’t “cancelled” – Ironman 70.3 Graz in Austria “will return on the preliminary date of May 23, 2021,” according to the Ironman update page.

Ditto for Jönköping 70.3 – the European TriClub Championship

The Ironman 70.3 Jönköping European TriClub Championship triathlon originally scheduled for July 05 cannot take place in 2020 and will return on July 11, 2021.

Race news for May 13

Ironman and WTS Hamburg moved to same weekend in September

Well, we didn’t see this one coming! As we reported here, Ironman Hamburg, WTS Hamburg and the ITU Mixed Relay World Championship will all take place on September 5 and 6.

Race news for May 12

Ironman 70.3 Steelhead “will return” in 2021

Another “rescheduled” race that won’t be happening in 2020 – Ironman 70.3 Steelhead, a popular event for Canadians, will be back on June 27, 2021.

Ironman 70.3 Eagleman rescheduled to September alongside Ironman Maryland

Add another event to the busy September schedule!

After assessing all event scenarios, and to best meet the needs of our athletes and the Cambridge community, we are pleased to share the 2020 IRONMAN 70.3 Eagleman triathlon is now scheduled to take place on September 19, 2020 and will be held in conjunction with the 2020 Select Blinds IRONMAN Maryland triathlon.

Ironman Finland Kuopio-Tahko “rescheduled” to 2021

According to the Ironman update page the “world’s northern-most Ironman race” won’t be taking place this year.

With the health and safety of our community being an utmost priority, and in alignment with the Finnish Government in relation to the COVID-19 pandemic, we can confirm that the Ironman Finland Kuopio-Tahko triathlon originally scheduled for August 8 cannot take place in 2020 and will return on August 14, 2021. 

Updates on Challenge Family events

There are a number of cancelled and postponed events now listed on the Challenge-Family’s “changes” page:

Race Original date Status New date Details
CHALLENGEFLORIANOPOLIS short March 22, 2020 Postponed September 27, 2020 More information
CHALLENGESALOU March 29, 2020 Postponed September 27, 2020 More information
CHALLENGESHEPPARTON April, 5, 2020 Postponed October 11, 2020 More information
CHALLENGECERRADO April 19, 2020 Cancelled More information
CHALLENGEMOGAN-GRANCANARIA April 25, 2020 Postponed November 7, 2020 More information
CHALLENGETAIWAN April 26, 2020 Postponed November 15, 2020 More information
CHALLENGECANCUN April 26, 2020 Postponed October 18, 2020 More information
CHALLENGERICCIONE May 10, 2020 Cancelled More information
CHALLENGEBLED May 17, 2020 Postponed September 20, 2020 More information
CHALLENGELISBOA May 23, 2020 Postponed September 12, 2020 More information
CHALLENGEST.PÖLTEN May 24, 2020 Cancelled More information
THECHAMPIONSHIP May 31, 2020 Postponed August 16, 2020 More information
CHALLENGEGERAARDSBERGEN  June 7, 2020 Cancelled More information
CHALLENGEHERNING  June 13, 2020 Cancelled More information
CHALLENGEHEILBRONN June 21, 2020 Cancelled More information
CHALLENGEKAISERWINKL-WALCHSEE June 28, 2020 Cancelled More information
CHALLENGEROTH July 5, 2020 Cancelled More information
CHALLENGEVIETNAM September 13, 2020 Postponed March 14, 2021 More information

Another Canadian Xterra event cancelled leaving Sudbury, Tremblant and Thunder Bay

You can get the full update on Xterra races around the world here. Some updates – the event in Victoria has finally been cancelled for this year (which comes as no surprise based on the top news item from May 8 below), but a couple of Ontario events –  Xterra Conquer the Crater in Sudbury and Xterra Sleeping Giant in Thunder Bay – remain “as scheduled” as does Xterra Tremblant. With Ontario only talking about moving into Phase 1 of opening things up in a couple of days and Tremblant having announced that no events would be happening this summer, it’s not certain that these events will be able to happen this year.

Race news for May 8, 2020

Ironman Canada Penticton even less likely to happen in 2020

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.

A second reschedule date for Ironman Brazil

This is exactly what Ironman was hoping to avoid – announcing a new date and then having to announce a second new date. According to the Ironman update page:

After careful consideration with our local partners and authorities as we continue to monitor restrictions and recommendations related to the COVID-19 pandemic, the 2020 Itaú Ironman Brazil triathlon, has been further postponed from August 16 to November 8, 2020.

… And also for Ironman 70.3 Florianopolis

The Ironman 70.3 Florianόpolis triathlon, has been further postponed from July 12 to September 27, 2020.

World Triathlon “opens bids” for 2021 events

According to a release distributed today:

“The World Triathlon Executive Board, which met via teleconference, approved the commencement of the bidding process for the 2021 World Triathlon Series, World Cup and Paratriathlon events. The 2021 series will include events which award points scoring toward Olympic and Paralympic qualification rankings, and will once again showcase iconic cities across the globe giving all athletes the best possible scenarios in which to perform.”

Ironman 70.3 Maceiό Alagoas cancelled

Ironman 70.3 Maceiό Alagoas triathlon, originally scheduled for August 2 cannot take place in 2020 and will return in August 2021.

Ironman 70.3 Des Moines rescheduled

At least it’s not scheduled for September … the 2020 Ironman 70.3 Des Moines triathlon is now slated to take place on October 4, 2020.

Ironman and Ironman 70.3 Vichy “rescheduled” to 2021

The Ironman 70.3 Vichy triathlon originally scheduled for August 22 cannot take place in 2020 and will return on August 21, 2021. 

The Ironman Vichy triathlon originally scheduled for August 23 cannot take place in 2020 and will return on August 22, 2021.

5150 Ekurhuleni, Bela Bela and Nelson Mandela Bay “rescheduled” to 2021

South Africa’s 5150 Ekurhuleni triathlon, originally scheduled for October 18 cannot take place in 2020 and will return on October 24, 2021.

The 5150 Nelson Mandela Bay triathlon originally scheduled for November 22 cannot take place in 2020 and will return on November 21, 2021.

The 5150 Bela-Bela triathlon originally scheduled for August 15 cannot take place in 2020 and will return on August 21, 2021.

Ironman Vitoria-Gasteiz postponed

Originally scheduled for July 12, 2020, Ironman has announced this race will be postponed, but no new date has been announced.

Ironman 70.3 Japan and 5i50 Triathlon Series Japan postponed

The June events in Japan have been postponed but no new dates have been announced.

Race news for May 4, 2020

Multisport Canada cancels three series events

We previously reported on the series’ plans for providing updates on races on specific “decision dates.” The first of those was May 1 and three events have been cancelled.

We hope you are keeping well and safe. As promised in our previous communications, we are following up regarding the Gravenhurst, Welland and Kingston race weekends. Given the current situation with the COVID-19 pandemic and circumstances beyond our control, we had to make the difficult decision to officially cancel these events for 2020. We are deeply disappointed, as we were very much looking forward to seeing everyone.

You can find more information here.

Subaru Triathlon Series update

The Subaru Triathlon Series, another large event series in Ontario, has cancelled its Milton race and postponed the Guelph Lake 1 race to August 15/16. The Orillia and Guelph Lake 2 events are also cancelled for 2020, according to the event’s website.

Platinum racing postpones events to September and October

Race organizers Platinum events, which puts on a number of events including Ironman 70.3 Calgary and the Great White North Triathlon, has posted the following message on its website:

Platinum Racing’s top priority is the health and safety of staff, volunteers and athletes.   Despite these troubling times, our team is still working hard to stage races for you in 2020.

Since November, 2019, we have solicited registration income totaling 35% of our typical budget.  We have spent the entirety of those funds on overhead, salaries, advertising and deposits, all in anticipation of a successful 2020 season.   At this time, our plan is as follows:

  1. Events will be postponed to September and October.  We are working on re-booking our venues and will communicate dates as soon as possible.
  2. We encourage you to participate in our series of SOLO CHALLENGES over your favorite race course to stay sharp until we race again.  Our digital leader board will offer a benchmarks for community engagement.
  3. If we are forced to limit gatherings to 250 people, we’ll cap the field or stage the event weekend in waves.

Event insurance isn’t available to organizers or our customers for pandemics or tornadoes or other Acts of God.  That’s why we note this in your registration waiver.   We don’t have a rainy day goodwill trust like the big marathons and this isn’t a hobby business, it’s our only business.  We will communicate what, if anything, we can offer you in terms of deferrals when we have a better understanding what part of our season or our company can continue to next year.

Remember as endurance athletes you are an example to your families and friends.   Stay positive, stay safe, stay active and get ready to celebrate your fitness later this summer!

Ironman 70.3 Coeur d’Alene moved to September

Ironman has announced that the race in Idaho will now take place in September: “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 2020 Ironman 70.3 Coeur d’Alene triathlon, originally scheduled for June 28, 2020 has been postponed to September 6, 2020.”

Ironman 70.3 Steelhead postponed

According to a release from Ironman sent out today, add another June race to the postponed column. “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.”

Cancelled Xterra events

You can find the full Xterra calendar here – here’s an update on events that are listed as cancelled on the schedule. Right now Xterra  Victoria remains listed as “As Scheduled,” but based on the B.C. government’s mandates so far, one would expect that event will need to be cancelled or postponed.

  • We previously reported that Xterra Bromont and Quebec are cancelled.
  • Xterra Czech is postponed
  • Xterra Luxembourg is cancelled
  • Xterra European Championship in Zittau, Germany is cancelled
  • Xterra Canmore is cancelled
  • Xterra Kunming, China is cancelled
  • Xterra Dominican Republic has a new date – September 6
  • Xterra Japan is cancelled

Race news for May 2, 2020

Ironman 70.3 Muskoka postponed

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.

Ditto for Ironman 70.3 Calgary

Based on the mandate from the province of Alberta Chief Medical Officer of Health in relation to the COVID-19 pandemic, the 2020 Ironman 70.3 Calgary, originally scheduled for July 26, 2020 cannot take place as planned.

Race news for May 1, 2020

Barrelman update

The largest independent half-distance race in North America sent out an email to day with an update on the status of the event. That read, in part:

Current status of Barrelman 2020

As things stand, Barrelman is scheduled to take place on Sept 20. However, it remains unclear whether we will be allowed to host a mass participation sporting event in Ontario in September. Given the dynamic nature of our new normal under the menace of COVID 19, it is also unrealistic to expect a clear answer in the near future. The truth is, no one knows what will and will not be permissible.

Decision Date: on or before July 15

Knowing that you all need to plan, MSC has set a decision date of July 15 to determine whether we can proceed with the race. Between now and then, we will be working around the clock to get the answers we need to answer the following critical questions:

  • Is MSC allowed to host a public gathering of up to 3,000 people (athletes and spectators)?
  • The volunteer team in Welland has supported Barrelman and our series races for fifteen years. The vast majority of the fifty or so are older folks over the age of 70. We have to consider the possible risk to these volunteers.
  • Given the Welland volunteer situation above, can MSC guarantee the recruitment of the hundreds of volunteers necessary to support you, our athletes?
  • Will the relevant authorities be able to confirm MSC’s permits?
  • Can MSC confirm that paid duty police and EMS bookings are still available?
  • Has MSC given you, our athletes, enough time to plan for travel and accommodations?
  • Will athletes have enough time to train for the race, especially the swim?

One way or another, we will know the answers to these questions by July 15.

You can read the entire message here.

Ironman Frankfurt moves to September?

Here’s the translation of the note posted on the Ironman.com website regarding the Ironman European Championship:

We greatly appreciate your continued patience as we assessed all scenarios related to the postponement of the Ironman Frankfurt European Championship 2020 due to the COVID 19 pandemic. Our team is working tirelessly with our various local partners and the relevant authorities to set a new date for the event to give you the best possible opportunity for a race in 2020. Due to a number of factors, including a pending announcement by the federal government in early May, we have not yet been able to make a final decision about a new event date with the respective interest groups. However, we are currently working with the city of Frankfurt on a new race date at the end of September 2020. As soon as these discussions have been completed, the announcement by the federal government has been made and the relevant permits are available, we look forward to offering you a new race date and alternative racing options in 2020. We understand that updates to the status of the 2020 race are of the utmost importance to you, and we will continue to work as quickly and efficiently as possible to provide you with further information.

Ironman Hamburg also in September?

Our team has been working tirelessly with our various host city partners and authorities to secure a new date for the event and offer you the best possible opportunity to race in 2020. Due to a number of factors, including a pending announcement from German government in early May, we have not had the ability to make a final decision with respective stakeholders on a new event date at this time. We are however, working towards a new race date in September 2020 with the city of Hamburg. Pending completion of these discussions, the announcement from German government, and relevant approvals, we look forward to being able to share a new 2020 race date and alternative racing options with you.

Ironman 70.3 Otepaa moves to Tallinn

With the health and safety of our community being an utmost priority, and in alignment with City of Otepää in relation to the COVID-19 pandemic, the IRONMAN 70.3 Otepää originally scheduled for June 13, 2020 has been postponed. To best meet the needs of our athletes and the community, the event will now be held as Ironman 70.3 Tallinn in Tallinn, Estonia on September 5, 2020 in conjunction with Ironman Tallinn.

Ironman events “Rescheduled” to 2021

Here we go – a number of events that won’t be taking place in 2020 in Europe have been “rescheduled” to 2021.

  • The inaugural event for the race in Thun after over 20 years in Zurich will have to hold off for a year, according to the Ironman.com updates page.  “With the health and safety of our community being an utmost priority, and in alignment with the City of Thun, the canton of Berne as well as the local tourism boards in relation to the COVID-19 pandemic, we can confirm that the Ironman Switzerland Thun originally scheduled for July 12 cannot take place in 2020 and has been rescheduled for July 11, 2021.”
  • Ironman 70.3 Durban triathlon originally scheduled for June 7, 2020 cannot take place in 2020 and will return on June 6, 2021.
  • Ironman 70.3 Staffordshire triathlon originally scheduled for June 7, 2020 cannot take place in 2020 and will return on June 13, 2021.

Ironman Austria postponed to September

“Ironman Austria-Kärnten originally scheduled for July 5, 2020 has been postponed to September 20, 2020.”

Ironman events in Australia postponed to September

  • Thanks to the support of our amazing stakeholders, we are really pleased to share with you that the 2020 Cairns Airport IRONMAN Asia-Pacific Championship Cairns and IRONMAN 70.3 Cairns will now take place on Sunday 27 September 2020.
  • Thanks to the support of our amazing stakeholders, we are really pleased to share with you that the 2020 Ironman Australia and Ironman 70.3 Port Macquarie will now take place on Sunday 13 September 2020. Ironkids will take place on Saturday 12 September.
  • Based on the mandate from the Western Australian Government, the 2020 SunSmart Busselton Festival of Triathlon, originally scheduled for 2 May 2020 has been rescheduled to 17 October 2020.

Race news for April 30, 2020

Ironman 70.3 Wisconsin to be held in conjunction with Ironman Wisconsin

Originally scheduled for June 14, Ironman 70.3 Wisconsin will now be held in conjunction with Ironman Wisconsin in September 13.

Ironman 70.3 Eagleman postponed

The event in Maryland slated for June 14 “cannot take place as planned.” No news on a new date for the event in Cambridge.

Ironman 70.3 Des Moines

The event in Iowa, “originally scheduled for June 21, 2020 cannot take place as planned.” No new date for this race, either.

Challenge Viet Nam postponed to March, 2021

Here’s the note that appears on the Challenge-Family website regarding Challenge Vietnam:

For the upcoming months, most triathletes will be experiencing a heavy race jam when the global pandemic is considered over. The conflict in schedules will put a limit on our triathletes to be able to participate in all the outstanding races in Vietnam. Therefore, in order to contribute and sustain the Vietnamese triathlon community, we have decided to postpone Challenge Vietnam 2020 race day to Sunday 14 March 2021 to provide ideal opportunities for everyone to race better.

Race news for April 28, 2020

Dynamic Race Events Series cancelled for 2020.

The series events include: Westwood Lake Triathlon (May 17), Wine Capital of Canada Triathlon (June 6), Oliver Half Iron & Aquabike (June 7), Elk Lake Triathlon (Aug 2) and Cultus Lake Triathlon (Sept 20).

Read the updated from the event organizers here.

Ironman Santa Rosa postponed

According to a release from Ironman, “the 2020 Ironman Santa Rosa, originally scheduled for July 25, 2020 cannot take place as planned.” No new dates have been released for the event.

Race news for April 27, 2020

Ironman Texas moves to new date and location

The Ironman Texas event, which normally takes place in The Woodlands, just outside of Houston, is moving to Waco and will take place on October 17. The race will now be part of a “festival weekend” combined with Ironman 70.3 Waco on October 18.

Ironman 70.3 Japan and 5i50 Triathlon Series Japan postponed

The two events scheduled for June 14 in Centrair Tokoname “cannot take place as planned.” No new dates have been announced.

Race news for April 24, 2020

Ironman Tallinn postponed to September 5

Add another race to the potentially jammed September calendar: The full-distance race in Estonia has been rescheduled from August 1 to September 5, 2020.

That means that right now the Ironman schedule includes 38 races for the month of September – 10 on the weekend of September 5/6, nine on September 13, 10 on the weekend of September 18/19 and nine on the weekend of September 26/27.

Xterra updates

More events have been cancelled in the global off-road series, with no-doubt more to come – the series calendar still has Xterra Victoria slated for July 5, but based on our recent reporting it doesn’t look like events will be happening in B.C. this summer. Xterra Quebec remains on the calendar, too, for July 12 – that event will certainly not be taking place in July.

13-Jun XTERRA Belgium Namur CANCELLED – click for info
13-Jun XTERRA Cameron Park Waco, TX As Scheduled
13-Jun XTERRA Lory Bellvue, CO As Scheduled
14-Jun XTERRA Bromont Bromont, QC, Canada CANCELLED – click for info
27-Jun XTERRA Switzerland Vallee de Joux As Scheduled
5-Jul XTERRA France Xonrupt CANCELLED – click for info

Race news on April 22, 2020

Ironman 70.3 Mont-Tremblant 2021 date confirmed

We reported on the news from Ironman on the status of Ironman 70.3 Mont-Tremblant and 5150 Mont-Tremblant – neither will be taking place this year. Still no official word from Ironman regarding the full-distance race at the Quebec ski resort.

Triathlon Canada announces new virtual race series

Triathlon Canada has paired with online cycling app FulGaz for a virtual race series. We’ve got the details here.

Race news on April 21, 2020

Ironman Mont-Tremblant and Ironman 70.3 Mont-Tremblant postponed to 2021

We reported on the news that the Ironman events in the popular ski resort in Quebec won’t be taking place in 2020 here.

European Ironman event news:

IRONMAN 70.3 Les Sables d’Olonne – Vendée – originally scheduled for July 5, 2020 has been postponed to September 6, 2020.

IRONMAN 70.3 Finland – originally scheduled for June 27, 2020 has been postponed to September 05, 2020.

IRONMAN 70.3 European Championship Elsinore – After assessing all event scenarios, the Ironman 70.3 European Championship Elsinore triathlon, originally scheduled for June 21, 2020 has been postponed to September 06, 2020.

4:18:4 Elsinore – After assessing all event scenarios, the 4:18:4 Elsinore triathlon, originally scheduled for June 19, 2020 has been postponed to September 04, 2020.

Ironman Copenhagen – originally scheduled for August 16 will not take place in 2020 and has been rescheduled to return on August 22, 2021.

4:18:4 Copenhagen – originally scheduled for August 13 – 14 will not take place in 2020 and has been rescheduled to return on August 19 – 20, 2021.

IRONMAN Ireland, Cork – originally scheduled for June 21 will not take place in 2020 and has been rescheduled to return on August 15, 2021.

Ironman 70.3 Lombok rescheduled

The inaugural Ironman event in Indonesia will have to wait a year. According to the Ironman update page, “the 2020 Ironman 70.3 Lombok triathlon, originally scheduled for July 4 will not take place in 2020 and has been rescheduled to return on July 3, 2021.”

Race news on April 20, 2020

Escape from Alcatraz cancelled

“The health and safety of everyone involved in the Escape from Alcatraz Triathlon and ESCAPE Aquathlon remains our top priority, so in light of continued global health concerns regarding COVID-19 and guidance from local, state and federal authorities, we regret to announce that this year’s events will not take place,” says Jennifer Lau, Vice President of Action Sports Events, IMG. “We thank our loyal participants, partners and staff for their support, and look forward to bringing the triathlon community together again and celebrating 40 years of our race in 2021.”

Ironman UK cancelled

Here’s part of the update from Ironman: In alignment with Bolton Council and in relation to the COVID-19 pandemic, we can confirm that the IRONMAN UK originally scheduled for July 12 will not take place in 2020 and has been rescheduled to return on July 4, 2021.

Ironman 70.3 Rio de Janeiro cancelled

“The 2020 IRONMAN 70.3 Rio de Janeiro triathlon, scheduled for June 21, will not be taking place,” according to the event site.

Desaru Coast Multisport Festival rescheduled

Malaysia’s Desaru Coast Multisport Festival which includes Ironman 70.3 Desaru Coast, 5150 Desaru Coast, Desaru Coast Sprint Triathlon and Ironkids Desaru Coast, is now scheduled to take place from Friday to Sunday, September 25 to 27, 2020.

Updates from Ironman can be found here.

Race news on April 18, 2020

ITU officially cancels previously postponed events

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.

Super League postpones Tempe event until 2021

Here’s a look at the information posted on the Super League site – at this point no word on the Ottawa race, which is scheduled to take place on July 4 and 5.

Super League Triathlon Salinas – Rescheduled
The event scheduled to be held on 24-26 March will now take place on 21-22 November.

Super League Triathlon Tempe – Postponed
The event is scheduled for 22-24 May has been postponed until 2021. We are working with all stakeholders to confirm a new date. Athletes are being contacted directly with their options.

BCA Super League Triathlon Bali
This event is scheduled to take place 13-14 June. Please check back for further updates.

Super League Triathlon Poznan
This event is scheduled to take place 27-28 June. Please check back for further updates.

Super League Triathlon Ottawa
This event is scheduled to take place 4-5 July. Please check back for further updates.

CHAMPIONSHIP SERIES
Our full Championship Series will be announced soon and we expect to go ahead as planned.

OTHER
Super League Triathlon NEOM – Postponed
The event scheduled for 27-28 March will be rescheduled. New dates will be announced shortly.

5i50 Triathlon Series Porec (Croatia) “rescheduled” to 2021

“At this time, we can confirm that the 5150 Poreč triathlon cannot take place as planned on May 10, 2020 and has been rescheduled for May 9, 2021,” Ironman posted on its COVID-19 update page.

Race news on April 15, 2020

Multisport Canada announces Refund and Deferral Policy

Ontario’s largest triathlon series, the Multisport Canada Triathlon Series, has announced it’s refund and deferral policy, along with the “decision dates” for each of the races in the series.

You can read the policy here.

Ironman announces more new dates

The latest update from Ironman can be found here. Some of the new information includes:

  • Ironman Australia and Ironman 70.3 Port Macquarie have been rescheduled to Sunday, September 13.
  • Ironman 70.3 Busselton will now be held on October 17.
  • Ironman 70.3 Gulf Coast has a new date – November 7, 2020 – it will now be held in conjunction with Ironman Florida.

Challenge Riccione cancelled

The event originally scheduled for May 10, has been cancelled for this year.

“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. “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. Our next event date will now be the weekend of May 8th/9th, 2021.”

Challenge Bled postponed

The inaugural race in Bled, Slovenia, scheduled for May 17 has been rescheduled to September 20, 2020.

Challenge Lisboa postponed

The date for the race has been moved from May 23, 2020 to September 12, 2020.

Race news on April 13, 2020

Decision re. Edmonton World Triathlon Grand Final to come no later than May 30th

Here’s the statement from the organizers of the upcoming worlds in Edmonton:

World Triathlon and the Edmonton Local Organizing Committee continue to monitor the COVID-19 situation closely and the impact that the current situation might have on the Edmonton World Triathlon Grand Final, planned for August 17-23 of this year.

Due to the ever-changing global situation on this matter, we are working closely with the local public health authorities and will follow their lead and the World Health Organization recommendations in regards to mass gatherings and events – such as our World Triathlon Grand Final. That said, we are committed to a decision no later than May 30th regarding the Edmonton Grand Final.

We thank you for your continued patience as we navigate through these unprecedented times, and appreciate the ongoing support from our athletes, volunteers, partners and stakeholders. As always, our hearts go out to all those affected – we are extremely grateful for all those working to keep us safe, both here and across the globe.

Challenge Championship postponed

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.”
 
“This hard decision has been made after extensive consultation with all parties involved,” says Challenge Family CEO Jort Vlam. “We still see opportunities to organize a race later this summer.”

“The postponement is one filled with hope for better times, but because the developments surrounding the coronavirus and therefore the measures imposed change almost daily, we will keep monitoring the situation and make a final decision latest on May 31st whether The Championship can continue or not,” Vlam continues. “At that time we will know more about the situation in August than we know now and there is still time to arrange travel and training. We guarantee that, from our end, we will do everything within our power to arrange this and work as hard as we can, but unfortunately we don’t have any control on the impact of the coronavirus.”

“Of course we understand that this decision will have a big impact on our athletes and that there will be a few uncertain weeks ahead. We’re very sorry about that and of course we would have liked things to be different. We know this is a very bitter message, but we remain positive towards the future and we have hope and confidence that we can organize The Championship on August 16th. Of course we also understand that this solution might not be suitable for all athletes. Still we can guarantee you that we have tried to find the best alternative for as much athletes as possible and we hope for everyone’s understanding.”

Race news on April 11, 2020

Ironman 70.3 and 5i50 Triathlon Series Mont-Tremblant postponed

According to the official Ironman update page, the popular events in Mont-Tremblant are now officially postponed.

Based on the monitoring of local government and public official announcements, the 2020 IRONMAN 70.3 Mont-Tremblant event weekend will not take place as planned on June 20-21, 2020.

There is no news on a new date at this point.

Ironman 70.3 Virginia’s Blue Ridge Triathlon rescheduled to 2021

Originally scheduled for June 7, 2020, the inagural event has now been rescheduled to June 6, 2021.

Challenge Kaiserwinkl-Walchsee cancelled

Set in the beautiful Austrian Tyrol region near the German border, Challenge Kaiserwinkl-Walchsee is one of the oldest Challenge-Family events and was to serve as the 2020 European Championship. The race has now been cancelled and organizers hope they will have the opportunity to host the Europeans in 2022.

You can read the letter from race organizers to athletes here.

Race news on April 9, 2020

Multisport Canada looking to reschedule June races

In a statement on the company’s website, Multisport Canada, Ontario’s largest race series, provided updates on the two events it has scheduled for June, Rose City (Welland) and Gravenhurst:

The communities of Gravenhurst and Welland have recently announced that they are closing their public facilities until at least June 30th. As it stands, we will not be able host either the Gravenhurst nor the Welland events as scheduled. We are currently looking for alternative dates later in the summer and we will also continue to monitor the situation to see if the June 30th community deadlines are lifted.

We will provide a final update on the status of these events NO LATER than Friday May 1st.

Ironman Copenhagen postponed

Didn’t see this coming quite this soon (these events are scheduled for August) – Ironman Copenhagen and 4:18:4 Copenhagen are postponed.

Here’s the statement that Ironman posted on the Ironman.com site:

With the health and safety of our community being an utmost priority, and based on the directive announced by the Danish Government in relation to the COVID-19 pandemic, the IRONMAN Copenhagen originally scheduled for August 16, 2020 cannot take place as planned.

World Triathlon Board approves Olympic and Paralympic qualifying …

But we’ll have to wait a bit to know what that will look like. In a statement released today, World Triathlon announced that it had “approved the general principles of the new Olympic and Paralympic qualification system, which were frozen when the pandemic struck the international races. The approved principles have now been sent to the International Olympic Committee and International Paralympic Committee for their approval. Once the new system is approved by both organizations, it will be immediately communicated to all athletes, coaches and National Federations.”

The Executive Board, which met via teleconference, “also approved the proposal of the Technical Committee to postpone the World Triathlon Rules review until the end of 2021, extend the validation year of all ITU certified officials for one more year and start with the new TO certification system in 2022 instead of 2021 as it was originally planned.”

Race news on April 6, 2020

Ironman 70.3 Connecticut cancelled

The event, originally scheduled for May 31, has been cancelled, according to a release sent out by Ironman yesterday afternoon.

Challenge Herning and Geraardsbergen cancelled

Chalk up a couple more June European races that won’t be happening this year – the popular Challenge Herning (Denmark), which was supposed to happen on June 13 and Challenge Geraardsbergen (Belgium) which was supposed to teke place a week earlier have been cancelled.

“As a result of the current, worldwide health crisis, we see no other option than to cancel the race of June 7, 2020. Under all circumstances, we wish to prioritise the health of athletes, volunteers, employees and visitors,” organizers wrote on the Geraardsbergen website. “This decision was far from easy to make. However, considering the current circumstances and the international nature of our race, including approximately 1000 athletes from 32 different countries, this is the only right choice.”

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.

Race news on April 5, 2020

Hang on, folks – Ironman sent out a bunch of updates on upcoming races. Click here to see the information on the Ironman site.

Ironman Tulsa rescheduled to next year

We’ll have to wait another year for the inaugural Ironman Tulsa – it has now been “rescheduled” to 2021 – it’s moved from the original May 31, 2020 date to May 23, 2021.

Ironman 70.3 Monterrey rescheduled

The race in Mexico which was originally slotted for May 3 has been rescheduled to September 20.

A number of EMEA Ironman races postponed

Here’s a list that have been postponed with no new dates announced as of yet. “We are committed to provide you with an update on your options by April 30, 2020,” says a statement on the Ironman website for most of these races.

  • Ironman 70.3 Graz will not take place on May 24.
  • Ironman 70.3 Kraichgau/ 5i50 Triathlon Series Kraichgau will not take place on June 7.
  • Ironman 70.3 Durban will not take place on June 7.
  • Ironman 70.3 Switzerland will not take place on June 7, Ironkids Rapperswil-Jona won’t be happening on June 6, either.
  • Ironman 70.3 Staffordshire will not take place on June 7.
  • Ironman 70.3 Otepää will not take place on June 13.
  • 5i50 Triathlon Series Warsaw will not take place on June 14.
  • Ironman France Nice will not take place on June 14.
  • Ironman 70.3 Luxembourg – Région Moselle will not take place on June 14.
  • Ironman Hamburg will not take place on June 21.
  • Ironman 70.3 European Championship Elsinore won’t take place on June 21.
  • Ironman Ireland will not take place on June 21.
  • Ironman Finland will not take place on June 27.
  • The Ironman European Championship Frankfurt will not take place on June 28.
  • Ironman 70.3 Westfriesland and 5i50 Triathlon Series Westfriesland will not take place on June 28.

Challenge Kaiserwinkl-Walchsee postponed

Here’s the message that appears on the event site:

The ITU and ETU have announced that due to the COVID-19 pandemic, it will be not possible to organize their events in May and June. Of course this decision also affects CHALLENGEKAISERWINKL-WALCHSEE 2020. As we would love to give an opportunity to all of you to race the European Championship Middle Distance later this season, we are working very hard behind the scenes to see if we can postpone the event to a date in september. A decision on this will be expected next week, and communicated to all athletes. We can assure you that we will do everything we can to find the best possible solution for everyone!

Xterra postpones more of its May events

You can find the complete Xterra schedule and updates here.

23-May XTERRA Oak Mountain Pelham, AL, USA Postponed – click for info
24-May XTERRA Italy – Lake Garda Toscolano-Maderno, Italy Pending
30-May XTERRA Tahiti Moorea Postponed – click for info

Race news on April 3, 2020

World Triathlon suspends all activity until June 30

The World Triathlon executive board met today and decided to suspend all activities until June 30. Click here for more details and a full list of the events affected.

Challenge St. Pölten and Heilbronn cancelled

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. Acknowledging that the both events will be hit hard financially because many of the event costs have already been incurred, participants will be able to get a full refund if they choose.

> Read the full statement from Challenge St. Pölten here

> Read the full statement from Challenge Heilbronn here

Race news on March 31, 2020

Ironman 70.3 Connecticut postponed

The race, originally scheduled for May 31, 2020, “will not take place as planned” according to a release sent out by Ironman today. No word on the new date for this race.

Ironman 70.3 Virginia’s Blue Ridge postponed

Set for June 7, the race which debuted a year ago and was won by Canadian Philippe Tremblay, has been postponed “based on the mandate from the Virginia Governor Ralph Northam in relation to the COVID-19 pandemic.” No new date has been announced.

Race news on March 30, 2020

Ironman 70.3 Chattanooga rescheduled

Ironman 70.3 Chattanooga originally scheduled for May 17, 2020 has been postponed to August 23, 2020.

IOC and IPC announce new dates for Olympics/ Paralympics

The new dates for the events in Tokyo will be exactly one year after the original dates. That means the Olympics will take place from July 23 to August 8, 2021, while the Paralympics will take place from August 24 to September 5, 2021.

Read more here.

Ironman Tulsa postponed

Set for May 31, 2020, Ironman has announced it will postpone the inaugural race in Tulsa. No new date has been announced at this point.

Race news on March 27, 2020

Montreal International Triathlon postponed

Slated for the end of June and including the Canadian national championships, WTS Montreal, the World Paratriathlon Championships and a PATCO sprint event, organizers have had to postpone the Montreal International Triathlon after a government order that will restrict foreigners from entering Canada from anywhere other than the United States until June 30.

Read more here.

Sportstats announces virtual triathlon to run in May

Canadian timing company Sportstats will offer free sprint, standard and half-distance virtual races.

Ironman 70.3 Gulf Coast postponed

Originally scheduled for May 9, the race in Florida has been postponed – no new race date has been announced yet.

Race news on March 26, 2020

Challenge Roth cancelled

As a harsh reality check we learned today that one of the sport’s most iconic events has been cancelled.

More Ironman events moved to the fall

Add to the growing list of events we’ll now see taking place in September and October:

  • Ironman 70.3 Aix-en-Provence will now take place on September 27
  • Ironman 70.3 Marbella will now take place on October 25
  • Ironman 70.3 Barcelona will be held on October 4
  • Ironman 70.3 Alcudia-Mallorca is rescheduled to October 31

Los Angeles Triathlon rescheduled to October

Originally scheduled for May, Herbalife Nutrition has rescheduled the Herbalife24 Triathlon Los Angeles, 5k and Bike Tour to Sunday, October 25, 2020.

Race news on March 25, 2020

Ironman Lanzarote is cancelled

With Spain having implemented a national emergency protocol on March 14, we shouldn’t be surprised that Ironman Lanzarote, scheduled for May 23, has been cancelled. Here’s the notice that appears on the event website:

In alignment with Club La Santa, and in light of the March 14 implementation of national emergency protocol by the National Government of Spain in relation to the COVID-19 pandemic, the 2020 IRONMAN Lanzarote, originally scheduled for 23 May 2020 has been cancelled due to force majeure.  Athletes that are registered for the event will receive an email in the coming days with further details. If you have additional questions, please contact lanzarote@ironman.com

In what has been a continually evolving and challenging time globally, we recognize that the postponement may come as a disappointment but look forward to providing athletes with an exceptional event experience in the future.

Ironman 70.3 Florida Rescheduled

There will now be a couple of big half-distance races within a week in the Orlando area in December – Challenge Daytona on December 5, and Ironman 70.3 Florida, which will now take place on December 13, 2020.

Ironman 70.3 Alcudia-Mallorca and 70.3 Barcelona Postponed

More races in Spain are now being postponed, too, as Alcudia-Mallorca and Barcelona, which will not take place on May 9 and May 17 as had originally been scheduled.

WTS Montreal to evaluate on April 13

Patrice Brunet, the president of the Montreal Triathlon, sent a message out today letting athletes know that, for now, plans are still in place for this year’s event, which will serve as the National Triathlon Championship here in Canada in addition to hosting some of the world’s top triathletes for the ITU World Triathlon Montreal.

Organizers are working from home right now and will convene with the ITU once the Quebec government reviews “the current state of confinemen,” Brunet says.

“In all transparency, I can’t hide from you that we are also working, in parallel, on a contingency plan which would include a postponement of the event to the end of the summer,” Brunet says. “It would be irresponsible not to do this exercise. We are not there yet, and if these discussions are to be concluded, you will be the first to know. In the meantime, there is no reason to make a hasty decision. Our ship is not as big as the Olympic Games, we have the benefit of time ahead of us. Not a lot, but some.”

Race news on March 24, 2020

Olympics postponed

The IOC and Japanese officials announce that the 2020 Tokyo Olympic Games will be postponed. In a release the IOC says the games will be “rescheduled to a date beyond 2020 but not later than summer 2021.”

Ironman 70.3 Victoria rescheduled

The new race date for Ironman 70.3 Victoria will be August 9, 2020.

Race news on March 23, 2020

Ironman 70.3 Hawaii rescheduled to August 15

Ironman has now announced that the “2020 IRONMAN 70.3 Hawai`i triathlon, originally scheduled for May 30, 2020 has been postponed to August 15, 2020.”

Canada pulls out of Games if they take place this summer

The Canadian Olympic Committee and the Canadian Paralympic Committee have announced that they will not send athletes to the Olympic or Paralympic Games if they take place this summer.

Ironman announces virtual racing

There was no new news regarding Ironman events as of 9:30 this morning, but on Friday Ironman did announce a new virtual racing platform it will launch in April.

Challenge Family announces more new dates

More Challenge Family races have new dates now. Here’s the latest list:

CHALLENGEFLORIANOPOLIS short March 22, 2020 Postponed September 27, 2020 More information
CHALLENGESALOU March 29, 2020 Postponed September 27, 2020 More information
CHALLENGESHEPPARTON April, 5, 2020 Postponed October 11, 2020 More information
CHALLENGECERRADO April 19, 2020 Cancelled More information
CHALLENGEMOGAN-GRANCANARIA April 25, 2020 Postponed November 7, 2020 More information
CHALLENGETAIWAN April 26, 2020 Postponed November 15, 2020 More information
CHALLENGECANCUN April 26, 2020 Postponed October 18, 2020 More information
CHALLENGELISBOA May 23, 2020 Postponed September 12, 2020 More information

You can keep track of the revised Challenge schedule as they announce changes here.

Race news on March 19, 2020

Ironman reschedules St. George

The Ironman North American Championship St. George has been rescheduled from its original date of May 2 to September 19.

Ironman reschedules Oceanside and Brazil

Ironman was able to let athletes taking part at Ironman 70.3 Oceanside that the race has been rescheduled to the fall: “We are pleased to share with you the new 2020 race date for IRONMAN 70.3 Oceanside triathlon which is now scheduled to take place on Saturday, October 24, 2020,” the company posted on Ironman.com last night.

Ironman Brazil, which was supposed to take place on May 31 has been rescheduled to August 16.

Ironman 70.3 Florianopolis, which was to take place on April 26 will now take place on July 12.

We can also add a few more postponements to the list:

  • Ironman 70.3 Florida, scheduled for April 19.
  • Ironman 70.3 Santa Rosa, scheduled for May 9.
  • Ironman 70.3 Victoria, scheduled for May 31.

PTO postpones Collins Cup until 2021

The Professional Triathletes Organisation has delayed the much-anticipated Collins Cup until 2021. The group also announced yesterday that it would be increasing its annual bonus program by $500,000 and making the payments to the top-100 athletes in the PTO World Rankings immediately. Read more.

Xterra updates race postponements and cancellations:

Xterra enthusiasts might not be able to hit many races over the next little bit, but they will be able to get their adventure fix thanks to a new podcast hosted by Canadian Ray Zahab.

A few more events have either been cancelled or postponed on the Xterra schedule.

Last updated:  March 18, 2020 at 11:07 am PT

EVENT DATE EVENT LOCATION STATUS
28-Mar XTERRA Asia-Pacific Championship Kenting, Taiwan CANCELLED – click for info
22-Mar XTERRA Point Mugu Trail Runs California, USA CANCELLED – click for info
4-Apr XTERRA New Zealand Rotorua, New Zealand CANCELLED – click for info
4-Apr XTERRA Argentina Dique Ullum, San Juan Postponed – click for info
4-Apr XTERRA Malta Golden Bay Postponed – click for info
18-Apr XTERRA Croatia Mali Losinj Postponed – click for info
19-Apr XTERRA Black Mountain Trail Run San Diego, CA, USA As Scheduled
25-Apr XTERRA Greece Vouliagmeni Postponed – click for info
25-Apr XTERRA ATX Austin, TX Postponed – click for info
9-May XTERRA Brazil Ilhabela As Scheduled
10-May XTERRA Portugal Golega As Scheduled
16-May XTERRA Point Mugu Trail Run Malibu, CA, USA As Scheduled
16-May XTERRA New Caledonia Trail Runs Paita, New Caledonia Postponed – click for info

Race news on March 18, 2020

WTS Leeds postponed

Set for June 6 to 7, WTS Leeds has been postponed. A new date hasn’t been set, but will be announced by April 30.

Read more.

Race news on March 17, 2020

Ironman postpones five Australian races

Add five more events to the Ironman “postponed” list – The Ironman Cairns Asia-Pacific Championship and Ironman 70.3 Cairns, which were scheduled for June 7, have been postponed, as have events slated for early May – Ironman Australia, Ironman 70.3 Port Macquarie and Ironman 70.3 Busselton.

Herbalife24 Triathlon Los Angeles postponed

As of yet there is no new race date for the event that was originally slated for May 17.

Multisport Canada provides update

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. For MultiSport Canada it is simply too soon to know what will happen to individual races or the season however, we felt we should do our best to give you as much information as we can.

What We Know Today

At this point in time we have no plans to cancel any events in 2020. Our first races of the season, Gravenhurst and Welland, are thirteen and fifteen weeks away respectively, with Bracebridge over four months away. While we have no plans to cancel, we are researching options to move some races to later in the season. To that end we have been and continue to be in touch with each of the municipalities where we have our races to determine if they have made any decisions around mass gatherings and the options for dates later in the summer.

If and when any race is rescheduled, postponed or cancelled we will immediately contact each registered athlete by email, post to our website www.multisportcanada.com and post to our social media (Facebook, Instagram & Twitter). Please do not attempt to contact our offices by phone as our staff are currently working from home.

We especially would like to thank all of the people who work in front line healthcare. If you have cause to interact with any of these amazing people please be sure to thank them! Remember to follow the guidelines published by the Government of Canada. https://www.canada.ca/en/public-health/services/diseases/2019-novel-coronavirus-infection/health-professionals/public-health-measures-mitigate-covid-19.html

Jason Vurma, John Salt and Joseph Park

MultiSport Canada

Race news on March 16, 2020

Challenge Family announces a number of race postponements and one cancellation

In a message sent to athletes, Challenge Family announced a number of race postponements and one cancellation for events in the series in March, April and May.

You can read more here.

The latest update from Ironman:

from www.ironman.com – update as of 9:40 AM, March 15

Ironman Texas added to list of postponed races

Slated for April 25, Ironman announced that the event will not be taking place on that date and that the company is “working diligently to secrure venues and a new race date for the Ironman Texas triatlon.”

Ironman 70.3 Davao postponed until May 10

The race in Philippines originally scheduled for March 22 has been postponed until May 10.

Ironman 70.3 Liuzhou postponed until September 20

The event originally scheduled for April 12 in Liuzhou, China, has been postponed until September 20.

Upcoming Ironman races that haven’t been postponed … (as of now):

  • Ironman Florida, April 19
  • Ironman 70.3 Marbella (Spain), April 26
  • Ironman Brazil, April 26
  • Ironman 70.3 Busselton (Australia), May 2 – now postponed
  • Ironman St. George (Ironman North American Championship), May 2
  • Ironman 70.3 Monterrey (Mexico), May 3
  • Ironman Australia, May 3 – now postponed
  • Ironman 70.3 Port Macquarie (Australia), May 3 – now postponed

Race news on March 14, 2020

Ironman postpones 70.3 races in Oceanside, Texas and more

Ironman announced a number of postponements to events, including Ironman 70.3 Oceanside, Ironman 70.3 Texas, Ironman 70.3 Punta del Este and Desaru Coast.

You can read the details here.

ITU Suspends all activities and Triathlon Canada suspends event season until April 30

World Triathlon announced today that all races, camps, courses and other activities would be suspended at least until the end of April. Triathlon Canada has also suspended all events until the end of April, too. Read the story.

Race news on March 13, 2020

Ironman 70.3 Greece postponed to October 25, 2020

In a message posted on the Ironman.com event site, organizers of Ironman 70.3 Greece announced that the race will be postponed to October.

In alignment with the joint Ministerial Decree of the Hellenic Ministries of Health, Interiors, Citizen Protection, Culture and Sports, and with the health and safety of our community being an utmost priority, IRONMAN race officials in conjunction with local authorities have decided to postpone the 2020 IRONMAN® 70.3® Greece, Costa Navarino originally scheduled for 5 April to 25 October 2020. Athletes that are registered for the event will receive an email with further details. If you have questions, please contact athlete services at greece70.3@ironman.com.

Sarasota-Bradenton PATCO and Ironman South Africa

We reported that the ITU had cancelled the Sarasota-Bradenton PATCO Sprint Triathlon Panamerican Cup and postponed the Ironman African Championship to November 15.

Challenge Salou postponed until September

Here’s the official statement that appeared on the Challenge Salou website – the event has been postponed until September 27, 2020.

Dear Athletes,

With regret we have to inform you that Challenge Salou cannot take place on March 29. The official authorities just announced that all events in the whole region in the next weeks have to be postponed, as specified in the PROCICAT action plan for emergencies associated with emerging communicable diseases with high-risk potential.

In Challenge Salou we are forced to make decisions for the good of all: athletes, family, spectators, etc.

But we will continue to work on a great triathlon event this year. We have been able to secure a new date, in compliance with the measures dictated by the health authorities. This new date will be September 27, 2020.

All registrations will be automatedly changed to September. In case an athlete prefers to move the registration to the edition of 2021 (03/28/2021) or 2022 (date to be specified), he/she can send an email to the organization (info@challengesalou.com) and the slot would be saved, at no extra cost.

Thank you very much for your understanding.

Strongman Triathlon cancelled

According to the event website, Japan’s long-running Strongman Triathlon on Miyokojima (this was to be the 36th edition) has been cancelled.

Xterra Events through April

The Xterra race series has seen a number of events either cancelled or postponed over the coming months. Here’s the current status of the Xterra series events until the end of April:

EVENT DATE EVENT LOCATION STATUS
28-Mar XTERRA Asia-Pacific Championship Kenting, Taiwan CANCELLED – click for info
22-Mar XTERRA Point Mugu Trail Runs California, USA CANCELLED – click for info
4-Apr XTERRA New Zealand Rotorua, New Zealand As Scheduled
4-Apr XTERRA Argentina Dique Ullum, San Juan Local athletes only
4-Apr XTERRA Malta Golden Bay Postponed – click for info
18-Apr XTERRA Croatia Mali Losinj Postponed – click for info
19-Apr XTERRA Black Mountain Trail Run San Diego, CA, USA As Scheduled
25-Apr XTERRA Greece Vouliagmeni Postponed – click for info
25-Apr XTERRA ATX Austin, TX As Scheduled

USA Triathlon postpones theUSA Triathlon Collegiate Club and High School National Championships

Scheduled to take place on April 3 and 4 in Tempe, Arizona, the event has been postponed. No new date has been announced for the event at this point.

 

Race news on March 12, 2020

Ironman cancels Superseal triathlon

Ironman 70.3 Puerto Rico postponed

ITU Postpones Sarasota-Bradenton Triathlon and Paratriathlon World Cups

Read the full report here.

Earlier Race News

The ITU moves the Paratriathlon World Championship from Milan to Montreal

Ironman Taiwan postponed to 2021

  • IRONMAN Taiwan defers to 21 March, 2021
  • IRONKIDS in Penghu defers to 20 March, 2021

Super League NEOM postponed

Read the full report here.

Early race cancellations

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.

Travel Advisories

On January 31, 2020 Triathlon Canada posted a coronavirus update and advisory in which suggested that all athletes and coaches should heed the government’s advisory to “avoid all essential travel” to China.

On March 12, 2020 we reported that Triathlon Canada was “strongly recommending that athletes return to Canada.”

 

 

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