- 2020 RACE UPDATE
We thank you for your continued patience as we work towards the LIXIL IRONMAN 70.3 Centrair Chita Peninsula Japan that as of this stage is proceeding as planned on October 18, 2020.
With less than 3 months to go until LIXIL IRONMAN 70.3 Centrair Chita Peninsula Japan, we want to reassure you that we are continuing to monitor the situation with the relevant authorities. While following guidance from local government health agencies, our team is working hard to implement specific Safe Return to Racing Guidelines for LIXIL IRONMAN 70.3 Centrair Chita Peninsula Japan, to ensure a safe and enjoyable experience for all athletes. Find out more about IRONMAN Return to Racing guidelines here: https://www.ironman.com/return-guidelines, and do stay tuned as we share more information on what you may expect at your race.
■ Reopening registration
Registration will re-start from 12:00 JST noon on Friday, July 31, 2020.
For details on registration, please check the following content and registration page on WEB.
Depending on the status of the coronavirus (COVID-19) infection, the race may be canceled.
Even in that case, refund and cancellation will be handled according to the cancellation policy.
Please note that athletes traveling from outside Japan should check to see if there are restrictions on traveling to Japan.
■For athletes who cannot participate in the race
All athletes registered for the race will be notified by email about the refund of the entry fee if they are unable to attend.
◎To all athletes
This year's event, following the COVID-19 pandemic, will take place in a variety of unconventional ways, putting the highest priority on the safety and health of athletes, referees, volunteers and related parties.
Athletes will also need consideration and ingenuity that was not necessary before.
Please fully understand this before participating.However, we will carefully consider the future COVID-19 and make decisions as to whether or not the event can be held at any time.
70.3 professional category and 5150 are cancelled. 70.3（Age group and Relay team) will be held with fewer participants. IRONKIDS will be held as scheduled. The number of participants and related parties will be reduced.
To avoid overcrowding, the required documents must be sent by email in advance, not at the athlete check-in venue. And the race briefing will be done remotely and athletes will need to pass a web test to confirm the content. In this way, athletes need to be prepared before the race. In addition, using a private car etc. is recommended when visiting the venue. Please refrain from using public transportation if possible. To avoid overcrowding, athlete check-in will be changed to a timed system. At the event venue, temperature measurement and hand sterilization will be conducted. In this way, this year's event is planned to be held in a new race style, such as changing the starting way. Details will be provided in the guidelines and race briefing. Please fully understand the contents and carry out.
◎About the venue
*Race venues: Swim start, T1, T2, and finish venues will be consolidated into the Shinmaiko Marine Park.
*Race briefing: Held remotely.
*Athlete check-in: Held at Medias Gymnasium Chita (Chita City: near Meitetsu Asakura Station).
*Bike check-in: Held at Shinmaiko Marine Park No. 2 parking lot.
*Slot award meeting: Held at Medias Gymnasium Chita.
*Award party: Not held (Remote awards ceremony is under consideration).
◎About the course
*Swim: Blue Sun Beach in Shinmaiko Marine Park
*Bike: Chita City Waterfront (6 laps/Tokoname City, Handa City are not a course)
*Run: Around Shinmaiko Marine Park (2 laps /Tokoname City, Handa City are not a course)
◎Rules (Main Rules)
*It is planned to be a rolling start with a small number of people starting about every 10 seconds.
*No changing tents are available for transitions, so please change clothes near your bike rack.
*Bike racks will be placed wider than usual, so the moving distance in this area will also be longer.
*When biking or running, always consider your distance to other athletes and be careful not to run directly behind the front runners.
*We are looking into ways to avoid contact with volunteers at Aid Station.
Athletes need to take measures such as slowing down sufficiently.
*Please bring your own water and food to reduce the frequency of refueling at the Aid Station.
*High-five is prohibited. Don't make a loud voice unnecessarily.
*After finishing, do not stay in the area and move immediately with an interval.
◎Watching race, spectators
*We do not recommend watching at the race venue. If it is unavoidable to come to the venue, please take a temperature measurement and submit your contact information at the venue. The race will be streamed live on the internet. Please use it for watching race.
Please reach out to firstname.lastname@example.org should you have additional questions, and we look forward to seeing you at the race soon.
About the event
The only IRONMAN 70.3 race in Japan, located near Nagoya city, Japan’s fourth largest city, unfolds in Chita Peninsula in Aichi Prefecture (includes 3 cities, Chita, Tokoname, and Handa) surrounding Centrair International Airport.
The race course traverses Chita Peninsula with rich landscape spreading. Centrair International Airport will act as the hub of the event; Expo, Race briefing and Award Party will be held inside the airport terminal, offering a unique IRONMAN 70.3 experience for athletes and fans alike.
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