After taking lots of flack for late announcements around race cancellations and postponements, Ironman has been trying to provide earlier updates on races. Today the company provided “event status updates for its events in Texas,” which included the surprising news of a new full-distance event to take place in the state this year.
Thanks to a “stay home” order in Harris County that affects the bike course at the event in The Woodlands, Ironman Texas has been postponed – Ironman is hoping to be able to put the event on in October.
“Based on information provided by Harris County and Harris County Toll Road Authority that the Harris County COVID-19 Threat Level System is currently at Level 1: Stay Home, and the resulting impact this has on the bike course, the Ironman Texas triathlon unfortunately cannot take place on April 24, 2021,” Ironman said in a release today. “All potential options are being reviewed and it is our hope to confirm a new October 2021 event date in The Woodlands by early April.”
In today’s statement Ironman also announced that it is “working on an additional race location in Texas to host a full-distance Ironman event in 2021,” with information to be shared “in the near future.”