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 Supersapiens IRONMAN Italy Emilia Romagna

Supersapiens IRONMAN Italy Emilia Romagna

4th edition. The only Italian date of the American circuit returns to Cervia


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

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

Thursday 16th September

Rotonda della Pace, viale Roma, Piazza Garibaldi
5.30 p.m.

Parade of Nations

Parade of countries with their flags,

Lungomare Deledda 184
9.00 p.m.

Night Run

10 km night running event


Saturday 18th September 

Starting point Cervia public beach, Lungomare Deledda 7.30 a.m.
Arrival at Cervia beach from bathing establishment no. 184 to no. 188, from 3.00 p.m. to 00.20 a.m.

Ironman Italy Emilia Romagna

Sunday 19th September 

Starting point Cervia public beach, Lungomare Deledda 12.00 noon
Arrival at Cervia beach from bathing establishment no. 184 to no. 188, from 3.30 p.m. 

Ironman 70.3 Italy Emilia Romagna

Starting point Cervia public beach, Lungomare Deledda at 1.30 p.m.
Arrival at Cervia beach from bathing establishment no. 184 to no. 188, from 3.30 p.m.

5150 Cervia Triathlon Emilia Romagna


Information and route maps


Ironman, logo per percorsi

The swim course of 3.8 km starts from the wide and central beach of Cervia, while the run course of 42 km reveals some characteristic views of the touristic Cervia and Milano Marittima.
The bike course of 180 km starts on the promenade of Cervia and curls for two laps along the charming countryside of Romagna.

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

Map of the race courses

Mappa dei percorsi di gara, immagine


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.


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.


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 route map

Further information

Free car parking from September Friday 17th, 8.00 p.m. to Sunday 19th, midnight.
For further information, please, visit Cervia Municipality web site at the following page:

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 from 10.00 a.m. to 6.00 p.m.
  • Take a walk or a ride along the paths in the centuries-old
    pinewood and the Salt Pan.
  • Row with Club Canoa Kayak and their splendid excursions.
  • Venture into the big tropical forest at Casa delle Farfalle (Butterflies House), in via Jelenia Gora: colourful butterflies are waiting for you!
  • In Milano Marittima in the shopping streets among the roundabouts and flowerbeds of Cervia Garden City
  • Pick your restaurant spanning from finger food to gourmet cuisine.
  • Test your golf skills at Adriatic Golf Club and challenge its fields.

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 2019 through the images, published in this photogallery on Visit Cervia facebook channel, thanks to many enthusiasts and friends attending the event. 
The live video of the event is available on the Facebook channel Ironman Now.

Also the images of the edition 2018 are available in a photogallery, and the images of the edition 2017 in a photogallery.



Ironman 2019, Loghi InEmiliaRomagna e Emilia Romagna Sport


from Thursday 16th to Sunday 19th September 2021



Information office

Tourist Information Office - Cervia
Torre San Michele, Via Arnaldo Evangelisti 4
0544 977194
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