Building upon the success of IRONMAN’s internatinoal TriClub program, the expansion of the Regional TriClub Championship Series has been confirmed – with the addition of the IRONMAN 70.3 Latin America TriClub Championship. The inaugural championship event will be hosted at the IRONMAN 70.3 Los Cabos triathlon in Los Cabos, Mexico, slated for the autumn/fall in 2018.
With the new IRONMAN 70.3 Latin America TriClub Championship, combined with the IRONMAN 70.3 North American TriClub Championship, which will be held at IRONMAN 70.3 Florida in April 2018, top-ranked clubs throughout the Americas will now have the opportunity to compete in a championship event. Special awards will be offered to clubs that field teams to compete in both events.
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 Latin American TriClub Championship in Los Cabos, 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 3,400 active clubs and, of these clubs, more than half are from North and Latin America and represent over 175,000 athletes.
Introduced in 2012, the IRONMAN TriClub Program was designed to help triathlon 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 the club’s 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.