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IRONMAN Italy Emilia Romagna

IRONMAN Italy Emilia Romagna

6th edition. The only Italian date of the American long-distance triathlon circuit returns to Cervia


Saturday 16th and Sunday 17th September 2023

The weekend dedicated to the most famous American triathlon circuit in the world returns to Cervia with three international competitions.

Saturday 16th September

  • Ironman Italy Emilia Romagna

Sunday 17th September

  • Ironman 70.3 Italy Emilia Romagna
  • 5150 Cervia Triathlon Emilia Romagna



Ironman, logo 2022 Torre

Swim, bike and run through Emilia-Romagna's historic scenery and become a finisher of Italy's IRONMAN.

On the coast of Emilia-Romagna—one of the most famous Italian regions in the world for nature, art, and food just 20 km from Ravenna—sits Cervia. This ancient fishing village, nicknamed the City of Salt, became known during the Roman Empire for its fine sand and wide centuries-old pinewood. In the 1800s, Cervia became an important tourist destination, and in 1912, the garden city of Milano Maritttima was created, quickly becoming one of the most glamorous seaside towns in Italy. For all these reasons and more, Cervia has been selected to host the "made in Italy" IRONMAN event.

The adventure will start in the calm waters of Romagna, where athletes will take on the first 3.8 kilometers of the swim course. They will pass through the Natural Park of Salt Pans of Cervia, the natural habitat of pink flamingos, and cycle for 180 km surrounded by history and nature. Finally, the marathon will take them through Cervia and Milano Maritime’s most prominent landmarks, leading all athletes to the finish line to become Italy’s IRONMAN finishers.

Ironman is a spectacular event and a great opportunity for our town: live it with us!

Waiting for the 2023 programme

you can see below what happened in the 2022 edition

CONFIRMED the Ironman Italy Emilia Romagna and 70.30 races for tomorrow Sunday 18th September, with the same routes.
Start IRONMAN Italy Emilia Romagna 7.15 am
Start 70.3 10.20 am

Ironman, Parade of Nations, 2019Around 7,000 athletes registered for the races on 17 and 18 September, from 85 nations.

The Parade of Nations

This long sports weekend opens with the colours and flags of the triathletes parading through the centre of Cervia, representing their nation.

Thursday 15th September, from 6.00 p.m.
Departure from the Rotonda della Pace

See on Visit Cervia Youtube channel

See on Visit Cervia Youtube channel

The whole programme, day by day

from Wednesday 14th to Sunday 18th September

  • Ironman Merchandise Store & Expo Area
    Wednesday, from 2.00 to 6.00 p.m.
    from Thursday to Saturday, from 9.00 a.m. to 6.00 p.m.
    Sunday, from 9.00 a.m. to 5.00 p.m.

Thursday 15th September

  • Parade of Nations
    6.00 p.m.
    Route: Rotonda della pace, viale Roma, Piazza Garibaldi
    With the music and joy of the Musicians of San Crispino

  • Night Run
    from 8.30 to 11.00 p.m.

    A 5-km non competitive night race
    -->  Go to event detail

Friday 16th September

  • Ironkids
    from 3.00 p.m.
    Non-competitive event for 6-18 year olds
    -->  Go to event detail

  • Fireworks display
    9.30 p.m.
    Lungomare Deledda, Fantini Club 182 bathing establishment

Saturday 17th September

Ironman Italy Emilia Romagna

Registration for the race is SOLD OUT

   Swim course  (3.8 km)

      Start 7.30 p.m.
      Cervia's public beach, Lungomare Deledda

   Bike route (180 km)

     Transition area, Lungomare Deledda
     The bike route crosses the salt pans to reach Bertinoro
     through the beautiful hilly landscape

    Run route (42.2 km)

The route touches the most picturesque areas of the town, from  the San Michele tower to Piazza Garibaldi, from the tree-lined avenues and roundabouts of Milano Marittima to the Borgo Marina along the canal port.

Arrive on the beach of Cervia, Lungomare Deledda, from bathing establishments 188 to 184
Finish line at Bagno Fantini 182
Scheduled arrival at about 4.00 p.m. (4.00 p.m. first male athlete, 5.00 p.m. first female at

Dj point

Viale Due Giugno, at the height of Via Toti (Milano Marittima)
 from 12.30 p.m. to 10.30 p.m.
 An excellent opportunity, along the route, to cheer on the      athletes in time to the music.

Sunday 18th September

Race courses - Ironman full distance

Saturday 17th September 2022


Cervia - Ironman, swim routeSwim 

The single-loop 3.8 km (2.4 mile) swim starts at the central beach of Cervia. Athletes enter the the wonderful waters of the Adriatic Sea  to swim along the shoreline before they turn back to complete the swim and head into transition.

Swim route starting from the free beach in Cervia, Lungomare Grazia Deledda


Cervia - Ironman, bike route 2022Bike

The two-loop 180 km (112 mile) bike course starts at the promenade of Cervia and leads through the countryside of Romagna and the Salt Pans Nature Park, home of the famous pink flamingos. After passing Bertinoro the course descends back to Cervia.

Interactive map of the Bike route with details and information

Cervia - Ironman, run route


The run course of 42 km is four laps of 10 km each; the completely flat course reveals some characteristic views of the touristic Cervia and Milano Marittima. After reaching the port canal, the course leads through the main streets of the nearby Milano Marittima. Then they enter in the heart of Cervia across the square of the historic Salt Warehouse, icon of the city. After crossing the medieval city walls, the view opens on the charming Town Hall Square.

Interactive map of the Run route with details and information


The interactive map shows the routes of: Ironman Full distance, 5150, 70.3.
The Night Run route is the same as the 5150 run, one lap only.

The full interactive map of the race routes for Saturday 17th September is available on the IRONMAN website

At the following link select Interactive map

Complete interactive map of all routes



Updates on road conditions

The S.S. 16 is completely free and can be used to reach us
from Rimini and Ravenna.
Via Dismano is completely free and can be used to reach
us from Cesena and Forlì.

For the best organization of this event, traffic could be closed in some areas or alternative routes could be set-up.

For information on roads and alternative routes, look at the map

For further information, please, visit Cervia Municipality web site

--> City buses: route and stops changes

--> Suburban bus: route and stop changes

Free parking

Free car parking from Friday 16th to Sunday 18th September.
It is an invitation to watch this great sporting event and support the athletes along the way.

What you can find in town

The whole town is ready to welcome athletes and their families and to meet their needs.

  • Ironman Expo Area on the Lungomare G. Deledda offers many shops and sport activities
  • Walk or rides along the paths in the centuries-old
    pinewood and the Salt Pan
  • A full immersion in nature with the Canoe Kayak Club and their splendid excursions
  • The big tropical forest at Casa delle Farfalle (Butterflies House), where colourful butterflies are waiting for you!
  • In Milano Marittima, the shopping streets among the roundabouts and flowerbeds of Cervia Garden City
  • In the restaurants, gastronomic specialities spanning from finger food to gourmet cuisine
  • The 27-hole course of the Adriatic Golf Club Cervia

What to do in Cervia

Here are some suggestions for a pleasant stay, not just of sport.

You can relive the best moments of Ironman Italy 2021 through the images, published in this photogallery on Visit Cervia facebook channel, thanks to many enthusiasts and friends attending the event. 
Also the images of the edition 2019 are available in the photogallery, the images of the edition 2018 in the photogallery and the images of the edition 2017 in the photogallery.

The live video of the event 2019 is available on the Facebook channel Ironman Now



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Sarurday 16th and Sunday 17th September 2023




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