Ironman 70.3 World Championship heads to Taupo in 2024


After originally being slated to host the Ironman 70.3 World Championship in 2020, Taupo, New Zealand will finally get the opportunity to host the event on December 14 and 15, 2024. Taupo was to have hosted the 2022 race, but “continued uncertainty around international travel led to next year’s event being shifted to St. George, Utah,” Ironman said in today’s release announcing the 2024 venue.

“We are pleased that the 2024 Ironman 70.3 World Championship will be taking place at the home of Ironman in New Zealand, Taupō,” said Andrew Messick, President & CEO of The Ironman Group. “Taupō is a historic and iconic destination in the world of Ironman, and while the wait to compete there in a world championship event has been longer than we had hoped, we can’t wait to see the best Ironman 70.3 athletes from around the globe have an opportunity to race in December 2024.”

The 2023 Ironman 70.3 World Championship will take place in Lahti, Finland. Here’s a breakdown of the next three 70.3 world championship destinations and dates.

2022St. George, Utah, USAOct. 28-29, 2022
2023Lahti, FinlandAug. 26-27, 2023
2024Taupō, New ZealandDec. 14-15, 2024