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IRONMAN 70.3 in Gdynia – sport on the highest level!
August 4, 2017 - August 6, 2017Free
From the 4th to the 6th of August in Gdynia Enea IRONMAN 70.3 powered by Herbalife is taking place.
About the race
IRONMAN triathlon is one of the biggest sport events in Poland. Every year over 2000 contestants take part in the race. It is also an international event, because people arrive from another countries to start in the race. For example, at the 6th of July, in main race, world-famous proffesional athletes take part. This includes Tine Holst (from Denmark), Danil Sapunov (from Ukraine) and Lisa Hutthaler (from Austria). In a triathlon, contestants have to cover a distance 1,9 km of swimming, then 90 km of cycling and in addition 21,1 km of running. On the finish line, medals and shirts are waiting for the contestants.
EXPO and smaller events
EXPO is at Kościuszki Square and it is open on Friday and Saturday. Here you can see stalls of event partners (for example Enea and New Balance). Admission to EXPO is free for all.
Apart from the main race, on the 4th of August (Friday) a series of races for kids, so-called Ironkids are taking place. Whereas on the 5th (Saruday) contestants will compete with each other in sprint race and relay.
The race office is also at the EXPO area. The competitors can collect their start packets there.
Friday, 4th August
12:00-20:00 Opening hours of the Race Office and EXPO (Kościuszki Sqaure)
12:00-17:00 Opening hours of Family Zone (City Beach)
18:00-18:30 Award ceremony of IRONKIDS (Tribune)
Saturday, 5th August
9:00-20:00 Opening hours of the Race Office (only IRONMAN 70.3 – the main race) and EXPO
9:00-16:00 Opening hours of VIP Tribune
9:00-18:00 Opening hours of Family Zone
10:00-12:00 I series start – sprint distance (Men AG 16-39)
12:00-14:00 II series start – sprint distance + relay (Men AG 40+, women, relay)
14:30-15:30 Award ceremony
Sunday, 6th August
8:00-17:00 Opening hours of VIP Tribune
8:00-18:00 Opening hours of Family Zone
8:00 IRONMAN 70.3 – start PRO MEN
8:02 IRONMAN 70.3 – start PRO WOMEN
8:10 IRONMAN 70.3 – Rolling start
9:00-17:00 Opening hours of EXPO
17:00-18:00 Award ceremony of IRONMAN 70.3 Gdynia
18:00-19:00 Slot allocation ceremony IRONMAN 70.3 World Championship (The Polish Navy Museum)
Here is the official site of triathlon. You can read more information about the race or even someday propose your part in it?
It would be good to plan your trips around Gdynia beforehand. The police will close some of the streets due to the race.