Building upon the success of the global TriClub program, IRONMAN has announced the expansion of the Regional TriClub Championship Series with the addition of the IRONMAN Pan American TriClub Championship event.
The inaugural IRONMAN Pan American TriClub Championship will be hosted at the 2016 IRONMAN 70.3 Puerto Rico triathlon on 20 March 2016.
Club vs club
Top ranked clubs from the Americas will be invited to participate in the 2016 IRONMAN Pan American TriClub Championship based on their 2015 ranking. Each division champion will be determined by the top five race performances from each club during the event.
For the 2017 championship, TriClubs will qualify by finishing in the top three of their division at one of the designated 14 qualifying events which will be held throughout North, South and Central America in 2016.
The 2017 IRONMAN Pan American TriClub Championship Series qualification event schedule will include:
|IRONMAN 70.3 Puerto Rico presented by Puerto Rico Tourism Co||3/20/2016|
|IRONMAN 70.3 Florida presented by UCF||4/10/2016|
|Memorial Hermann IRONMAN 70.3 Texas||4/10/2016|
|LexisNexis IRONMAN 70.3 Raleigh||6/5/2016|
|IRONMAN 70.3 Boulder||6/11/2016|
|Subaru IRONMAN 70.3 Victoria presented by Saunders Subaru||6/12/2016|
|Subaru IRONMAN 70.3 Muskoka presented by Subaru of Muskoka||7/10/2016|
|Maytag IRONMAN 70.3 Steelhead||8/14/2016|
|IRONMAN 70.3 Brazil-Paraguay||8/16/2016|
|IRONMAN 70.3 Timberman||8/21/2016|
|IRONMAN 70.3 Santa Cruz||9/11/2016|
|MetLife IRONMAN 70.3 Cozumel||10/2/2016|
|IRONMAN 70.3 Los Cabos||10/30/2016|
|IRONMAN 70.3 Punta del Este||11/29/2016|
The Regional TriClub Championship series was launched in 2014 with the Asia Pacific TriClub Championship taking place at IRONMAN Australia. In September 2015, the inaugural European TriClub Championship took place at IRONMAN 70.3 Pula, Croatia.
With the addition of the Pan American TriClub Championship in Puerto Rico, IRONMAN notes that clubs from most regions around the world will now have the opportunity to compete against each other at a Regional Championship event.
The IRONMAN TriClub program has grown to host approximately 2,000 active clubs and, of these clubs, more than half are from North and Latin America and represent over 100,000 athletes.
First introduced in 2012, the IRONMAN TriClub Program was designed to help clubs drive membership, provide networking opportunities and create a sense of friendly competition. Throughout the year, participating clubs earn points every time their athletes cross an IRONMAN or IRONMAN 70.3 finish line.
Each club is assigned to a division based on its membership size. The club in each division that accumulates the greatest number of points by the end of the calendar year receives the title of IRONMAN TriClub World Champion.