Ironman Canada race moving from Penticton to Ottawa – Okanagan | Globalnews.ca


The move will take place after the South Okanagan community hosts what could be its last Ironman triathlon next month, Aug. 25, 2024.

Although Penticton hosted the first Ironman Canada event in 1983, the race was moved to Whistler in 2013 after the city and organizers couldn’t come to terms.
However, after seven years on the South Coast, it trekked inland again to the South Okanagan in 2020, though COVID derailed the actual return date to 2022.
“We are grateful for the wonderful partners that we have in Penticton for hosting and helping to build the legacy of Ironman Canada triathlon into one of our longest-running and most popular events,” said Keats McGonigal, senior vice-president and managing director of North America for The Ironman Group.
“With over 30 years of history, all who have participated in one of the iconic Ironman Canada triathlons, either in Penticton or Whistler, can attest to what an amazing experience this captivating event has offered since it was first introduced in 1983.


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