Following on from last year’s successful partnership, IRONMAN 70.3 Ireland has once again teamed up with heart and stroke charity Croí to launch the IRONMAN 70.3 Ireland Team Relay. The event returns to Galway on Sunday September 2nd, and Croí are encouraging all Teams to register early to be part of the only IRONMAN event in the country. Beginning with the 1.9km swim at Blackrock in Salthill, the race will continue with a 90km cycle out to Maam Cross and the final leg will see it returning to Salthill for the half marathon.
Last year, Croi saw almost 100 relay teams fundraising on its’ behalf, and the charity is hoping for even more support this year to help them continue their life-saving work.
The team relay makes the IRONMAN 70.3 Triathlon accessible to men and women of all sporting backgrounds, and although they may not be strong in all three disciplines, it enables them to focus on either the swim, bike or run. The electronic timing chip, worn on the ankle, will act as the baton for the team and is passed from swimmer to cyclist and cyclist to runner in the transition area. Team members can then join up on the last dash to the finish line to receive their IRONMAN 70.3 medals and finisher’s T-shirts.
The Relay entry is €700 per team, which includes the charity contribution to support the fight against heart disease and stroke. A €50 deposit is all that is required to secure your team’s entry, with the balance being fundraised, paid for by the team or you can have a team sponsor.
For more information log onto www.croi.ie/ironman or call Barry on 091 544331 for more details.