Ironman UK 2014 opened its entry to pre-registered athletes on Friday 23rd August, with all 1,400 general entry places sold out in 50 hours.
Such a demand for racing Ironman UK demonstrates not only the success of this iconic event staged in Bolton, but also the continued rise in athletes looking for the ultimate challenge, which comprises a 3.8km swim, 180km bike and 42km marathon run.
To be held on Sunday 20th July 2014, this will be the 10th annual Ironman UK. Bolton will host the event for the 6th successive year and organisers are planning a special celebration to mark a decade of racing Ironman in the UK. The event will once again act as a qualifying event for the Ironman World Championships in Kona, Hawaii.
Ironman has a strong charity fundraising tradition with Scope, the official charity of Ironman UK, who have a few guaranteed places remaining for athletes looking to combine their racing whilst making a hugely worthy contribution to charity. To find out more, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
Further guaranteed places are also available through Nirvana, Official Ironman European Travel Agent.
Additionally, together with Bolton Council, the event will continue to support the future generation with its IronKids run event, which attracted a sell out 2,000 children, aged 3 to 15 this year. Entry to IronKids will open in October 2013.
Ironman racing continues for 2013, with Ironman Wales taking place in Tenby, Pembrokeshire this Saturday 8th September, in what is regarded as one of the toughest yet most beautiful courses in the world.
Entry to Ironman Wales 2014, to take place on Sunday 14th September, will open to pre-registered athletes next Wednesday 11th September at midday, with general entries opening on Friday 12th September also at midday. The event date has been confirmed as Sunday 14th September 2014.
For further information please visit www.ironmanuk.com