Building on its global TriClub program, IRONMAN has confirmed the Mazda-sponsored IRONMAN 70.3 Campeche as the 2019 Latin American TriClub Championship, to be held on Sunday, March 17, 2019.
“We are excited to hold the 2019 Latin American Championship at IRONMAN 70.3 Campeche, as it is a great venue with a ton of historic charm,” said Joanna Jordan, Managing Director of Latin America for IRONMNAN. “The unique format of this race, with a late afternoon start, will treat athletes to Campeche’s breath-taking sunsets while on course.”
IRONMAN 70.3 Campeche is owned and operated by AsDeporte, an authorized licensee of IRONMAN.
IRONMAN 70.3 Campeche is the next in line after IRONMAN 70.3 Los Cabos hosted the Latin American TriClub Championships in 2018, and IRONMAN 70.3 Puerto Rico hosted the championships in 2017. Campeche is considered one of the most picturesque cities in the region, ‘making this an ideal host event for the Latin American TriClub Championship.’
“The friendly competition among clubs makes the atmosphere on course better for all athletes as the cheering becomes a competition in itself,” said Marnie Oshan, Global Director of Athlete Development for IRONMAN. “Designating this event as the Latin American TriClub Championship further inspires athletes as they race as a team for the championship title.”
The IRONMAN TriClub program has grown to host approximately 5,000 active clubs that represent over 175,000 athletes.
Founded in 2012, the IRONMAN TriClub Program was designed to help triathlon clubs drive membership to grow the sport, 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.