THE WOODLANDS, TX / TAMPA, FL – IRONMAN has introduced that the 2023 Memorial Hermann IRONMAN® Texas triathlon has been chosen to host the IRONMAN Americas Championship for 2023.
After internet hosting the IRONMAN North America Championship for a number of years, The Woodlands, Texas now expands their designation to the Americas, representing the regional championship for North and South America. The 2023 Memorial Hermann IRONMAN Americas Championship Texas triathlon, a part of the VinFast IRONMAN U.S. Sequence, is scheduled to happen on Saturday, April 22, 2023. Registration for the occasion is now accessible by visiting www.ironman.com/im-texas-register.
As a regional championship occasion, the 2023 Memorial Hermann IRONMAN Americas Championship Texas triathlon can have elevated qualifying alternatives with 165 slots for the 2023 VinFast IRONMAN World Championship in Kailua-Kona, Hawai`i, probably the most ever supplied at this occasion. As well as, with one of many largest skilled prize purses thus far anticipated, the 2023 Memorial Hermann IRONMAN Americas Championship Texas expects to draw a big skilled subject.
“We’re thrilled to carry the IRONMAN Americas Championship to this longstanding standard IRONMAN occasion right here in Texas,” stated Scott Langen, Regional Director for The IRONMAN Group. “The Woodlands has been a stellar host for the reason that occasion was launched in 2011 and we couldn’t be prouder to see this occasion host among the finest athletes from across the globe once more subsequent April with this prestigious designation.”
The brand new designation will showcase The Woodland’s neighborhood to among the world’s high triathletes, illustrating why the Memorial Hermann IRONMAN Texas triathlon has completed within the Prime 10 of World Athlete Satisfaction classes resembling Finest Host Metropolis and Finest Run Course. In true Texas vogue, the occasion might be going greater than ever by rewarding taking part athletes with its distinctive Belt Buckle medals, presents for choose age classes, and an unforgettable athlete expertise.
“It’s an unimaginable honor and superb alternative to be named the host location of the IRONMAN Americas Championship for 2023,” stated Bruce Rieser, Chairman of Go to The Woodlands, and a significant sponsor of the occasion. “Yearly, we sit up for welcoming the IRONMAN athletes that take part on this nice occasion. This yr might be much more particular as we welcome exceptional athletes who might be competing on the championship stage.”
“The Woodlands is honored to have been named the host location of the Memorial Hermann IRONMAN Americas Championship for 2023,” stated Gordy Bunch, Chairman of the Board of The Woodlands Township. “We’re happy IRONMAN athletes from world wide persistently rank The Woodlands within the Prime 10 in lots of classes for the IRONMAN Athlete Selection Awards, particularly because it pertains to the scenic route of The Woodlands Waterway. Our 4,000+ neighborhood volunteers and hundreds of spectators will have the ability to witness among the finest athletes on the earth competing proper right here in The Woodlands for the prize of the IRONMAN Americas Champion.”
Situated simply 27 miles north of Houston, The Woodlands is straightforward to get to, providing big-city facilities with a small-town vibe. Well-known for its intensive parks and recreation, golf, procuring, eating, healthcare and far more, with its southern hospitality and lively downtown, the charming metropolis of The Woodlands is the perfect vacation spot to begin each season within the Lone Star State.
“The Woodlands has been an excellent house for a lot of IRONMAN occasions and the neighborhood really embodies and elevates the spirit of IRONMAN, making a memorable racing expertise for athletes and their groups,” stated Ben Hoffman, veteran skilled triathlete and total winner of the 2022 IRONMAN Texas race. “The Woodlands is tailored for triathlon, with a venue that challenges racers and provides ample alternative for private data. My favourite is the run course alongside the Woodlands Waterway with excellent spectator help, and a end line environment that gives you goosebumps. I sit up for one other unforgettable occasion in 2023!”
The Memorial Hermann IRONMAN Americas Championship Texas triathlon will start with a rolling begin format. The two.4-mile swim will happen in Lake Woodlands the place the water of the freshwater lake maintains a median temperature of 82 levels. As soon as athletes exit the water, they’ll start the 112-mile bike with a status for being flat and quick. The 2-loop, out-and-back course begins in The Woodlands and heads to Northern Harris County. As soon as athletes attain this level, they’ll full two loops on the Hardy Toll Highway with minimal elevation achieve. As soon as off the bike, athletes will begin their 26.2-mile, three-lap run on one of the crucial spirited run programs on the circuit because of an unimaginable spectator base. That is finest exhibited by Hippie Hole, an space with tie-die banners, twinkling lights, and costumed performers that turns into much more magical after the solar units. Runners can have gorgeous views of The Woodlands Waterway as they make their method in direction of the spectacular end on Waterway Ave.
“As an expert that has many IRONMAN races to select from, I’ve chosen to race IRONMAN Texas each time,” stated Jocelyn McCauley, 2022 Memorial Hermann IRONMAN Texas girls’s champion. “IRONMAN Texas is such a fantastic championship occasion from the world class host resort, the neighborhood, and the race course. The Woodlands township neighborhood comes out to help the race in Texas vogue. Household and buddies can spectate the swim begin on the bridge proper behind the beginning line after which cheer alongside the water method, solely ft away from their athlete. The bike trip is flat and quick, and the run is probably the most enjoyable marathon I’ve run! There’s a Texas magnitude of help out on the run course. From large support stations, to Catapult Nook and Hippie Hole alongside the waterway, you by no means are missing cheerleaders! I can’t wait to be racing IRONMAN Texas in 2023!”
As well as, the 2023 Memorial Hermann IRONMAN Americas Championship Texas might be a Ladies For Tri designated occasion. 65 of the165 slots might be designated Ladies For Tri slots completely for ladies, furthering Ladies For Tri’s objective of rising participation and celebration of girls within the sport.
Athletes can register for the 2023 Memorial Hermann IRONMAN Americas Championship Texas triathlon by visiting www.ironman.com/im-texas-register.
For extra info, please go to www.ironman.com/im-texas. Athlete inquiries will be directed to [email protected]
Situated simply half-hour north of Houston, Texas and minutes from George Bush Intercontinental Airport, The Woodlands, Texas is house to roughly 120,000 residents and a pair of,000 companies. Residents and guests take pleasure in greater than 11 million sq. ft of procuring, eating and leisure choices together with 220+ miles of trails, 150 parks, The Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion, The Woodlands Waterway, the George Mitchell Nature Protect and far more. The Woodlands has been named by Area of interest.com because the “Finest Metropolis to stay in the USA” two years in a row. The Woodlands is house to greater than 2,200 resort rooms in 14 properties. Study extra at www.visitthewoodlands.com and www.thewoodlandstownship-tx.gov.
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