Taup will host the event in December 2024 after it was originally chosen to host the 2020 event
New Zealand – Ironman announced today that Ironman® 70.3® World Championship 2024 will take place in Taupō, New Zealand from December 14-15, 2024. Taupō was originally selected to host the 2020 edition of the Ironman 70.3 World Championship which has been canceled due to ongoing and widespread impact The Covid-19 pandemic. Taupō then had to host the event in 2022 before continued uncertainty about international travel moved next year’s event to St. George, Utah, USA.
“We are delighted that the Ironman 2024 70.3 World Championships will be held at Ironman’s New Zealand headquarters, Taupo,” said Andrew Messick, President and CEO of The Ironman Group. “Taupo is a historic and iconic destination in the Ironman world, and while the wait to compete there in the World Championships has been longer than we could have hoped, we can’t wait to see the best athlete from around the Ironman world to have the chance to race in December 2024.”
Jeff Meyer, Managing Director of The Ironman Group Oceania, expressed appreciation for the collaborative work of all stakeholders to provide athletes from around the world the opportunity to compete in this unique destination that has hosted Ironman Group events for over 20 years.
“It is great to see all of our stakeholders come together to set a new date and welcome the Ironman 70.3 World Championships in Taupo after the cancellation in 2020 and the change of location for 2022,” he said. “Waiting another two years will enable us to welcome a lot more athletes to Taupo than we will be able next year, as well as show the region and New Zealand as a whole to a global audience.”
Taupo Mayor David Triwavas said the event will provide the opportunity to showcase the Taupo region and New Zealand to a global audience.
“We are proud to be the headquarters of Ironman in New Zealand and are ready to show the rest of the world exactly why. We have worked closely with stakeholders and are very pleased to see the Council and Government move to the new date.” We have already laid the foundations to host the best in world and we look forward to offering an event like no other that will allow us to showcase both the Taupo region and New Zealand to the rest of the world. to 2024″.
Stuart Nash, Minister of Economic, Regional Development and Tourism, said the region is looking forward to welcoming the Ironman 70.3 World Championships community in 2024.
“We are thrilled that Taup has secured the Ironman 70.3 World Championships for 2024. Taupō is a bucket list destination for many of the world’s Ironman athletes and we look forward to hosting them, their families and their supporters. In the format of the 2024 World Championship, Nash said. The government supports this event through its Mega Events Fund. And we know it’s worth the wait.”
Shin Hirimaya, CEO of the Board of Directors of the Tūwharetoa Māori Trust, also welcomed the announcement.
“We support Ironman’s decision to reschedule Taupo’s hosting of the Ironman 70.3 World Championships to 2024 in light of ongoing uncertainty about the pandemic and border issues,” Hirimaya said. “Ngāti Tūwharetoa is willing to welcome the athletes and their support teams and Wannau to enjoy Lake Taupō, Taonga (Our Treasure)”.
Ironman 70.3 . World Championship Schedule
Site year date
2022 St. George, Utah, USA October 28-29, 2022
2023 Lahti, Finland, August. 26-27, 2023
2024 Taupō, New Zealand Dec. 14-15, 2024
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