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Ironman adds second 2021 Florida 70.3 race

Second event just a week after Challenge Daytona race

Photo by: Ironman 70.3 Florida Facebook

Well, take that, Challenge Daytona! Ironman has announced that it will host a second Ironman 70.3 Florida race in Haines City on December 12, a week after the Daytona event (Dec. 3 to 5). The two races are about a two-hour drive apart. In 2019 Ironman had rescheduled the Florida race for a similar weekend, but ended up cancelling the race.

Throughout the pandemic Florida has been one of the most open states for events, especially triathlon races. While the Ironman 70.3 Florida race was cancelled last December, Ironman Florida in Panama City Beach did take place, as did Challenge Daytona and Challenge Miami. Many other triathlon and running events also took place in the state, too.

“If you’re looking for a race that will welcome you with open arms, look no further than Ironman 70.3 Florida,” Ironman posted on the event website. “Located just minutes from the world-famous theme parks of Central Florida, Haines City provides plenty of activities to enjoy all weekend long. This end of year event will serve as the finale for 2021 so don’t miss out on this opportunity to take part in one last big celebration before we say goodbye to 2021!”

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Registration for the second Ironman 70.3 Florida race will open on May 17 at 12 pm EST.

The April edition of the race had 1,473 participants.