Ironman Arrival Nice Promenade des Anglais ©Activ'images

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A competition dedicated to surpassing oneself, who will be the next Ironman?

While we wait for the 2024 program, rediscover the 2023 program!
See you in Nice from June 24 to 26, 2023 for the Ironman!

Discover the Ironman Nice France and Ironman 70.3 Nice programs.
Ironman is 3 events in one: the Swim, the Byke and the Run.
Cheer on or take part in the 3 triathlon events in a unique atmosphere. Between the sea and the mountains, enjoy the magnificent setting of the Côte d'Azur, an ideal place to challenge yourself.
Explore the Ironman village and exhibition, open for 3 days.
Attend this legendary race and find out who will be crowned Ironman.


Ironman Nice from the sky ©Activ'images

Ironman Nice from the sky ©Activ'images

This September 10, 2023 VINFAST IRONMAN

Nice becomes the new Hawai'i: For the first time, Nice hosts the VinFast IRONMAN World Championships, and it's as exciting as competing with Hawai'i.
Fasten your seatbelts for the next four years!
Nice has a long love affair with triathlon, dating back to the very first Nice Triathlon in 1982. With the IRONMAN de Nice and the IRONMAN 70.3 World Championships, Nice has become a triathlon capital of the world.
The men take on a spectacular challenge on a course well known to champions. Swimming in the Baie des Anges, cycling in the hinterland of Nice with dizzying climbs of 2,400 meters, and a marathon along the Promenade des Anglais. MORE >

What is the difference between IRONMAN and IRONMAN 70.3?

Ironman means "Iron Man".
Created in 1978, this multidisciplinary race combines 3.8 km of swimming, 180.2 km of cycling and a 42 km marathon.
The total Ironman competition is 226 km, or 140.6 miles.

Iroman 70.3 is half the distance in miles of a total Ironman of 140.6 miles.
This is how the Ironman "half" or "70.3" was born.

In France, only three other cities organize the Ironman 70.3: Aix-en-Provence, Vichy and Nice.

A mythical triathlon

Ironman is one of the most mythical and well-known competitions in the world of sport. The Ironman title is one of the most coveted and respected titles in the sporting community.

The world-famous Ironman competition takes place in several cities around the world and since 2005 in Nice. The competition is open to women and men, professionals and amateurs. Each year, a woman and a man are crowned Ironman on the famous Promenade des Anglais.


The maximum time of the tests

For the 2023 edition, the race welcomes more than 2000 athletes of 50 nationalities.
Three events are scheduled in Nice for Ironman and Ironman 70.3.
To be a winner, it is of course necessary to do much less than the maximum time.

Ironman > Events and times

Maximum time swimming: 2h15 for the 3.8 km.
Maximum time swimming + T1* + cycling : 10:45 am, arrival before 1:55 pm
Maximum time swimming + T1* + cycling + T2** + race: 4 pm, arrival before 10:45 pm

Ironman 70.3 > Events and times

Maximum time swimming: 1h10
Maximum time swimming + T1* + cycling: 5h40
Maximum time swimming + T1* + cycling + T2** + race: 8h30

*T1: time taken to switch from swimming to cycling
**T2: time taken to switch from cycling to running

The athlete must have completed the 1.9 KM swim in 1h10 (chip time)
The athlete must have passed Coursegoules KM44 before 11h20.
The athlete must have passed Gattières KM70 before 12:15.
The athlete must have completed the 1.9 KM swim, the T1 and the 90 KM bike in 5h40 (chip time)
The total time limit for the race is 8h30

In order to claim the title of Ironman Nice, you must of course do much less than the maximum time.

Swimming course

Ironman Nice swim ©Activ'images

Ironman Nice swim ©Activ'images


Swimming Ironman Nice France

At 7:30 am, the athletes will start on the Ponchettes beach at the Quai des Etats-Unis.
They will have to swim 3.8 km in the Mediterranean Sea.
The course is divided into 2 loops (see photo below).

Swimming Ironman 70.3 Nice

This course starts at 6:30 am on the beach of Ponchettes at the Quai des Etats-Unis.
Athletes swim 1.9km, which is half of the Ironman Nice France.

Ironman Nice swim course, 2021

Ironman Nice swim course

Cycling course

The second stage of the triathlon takes place in a unique landscape of the Pré-Alpes d'Azur natural park.

Ironman Nice Bike Vélo ©Activ'images

Ironman Nice Bike Vélo ©Activ'images

Cycling Ironman Nice France

On this course, the athletes pedal over a distance of 180 km.
The novelty of this year is the passage by the coast of Puget to join St-Jeannet.
After the stage of Vence, the participants start the ascent of the Col de l'Ecre by the Gorges du Loup.
The personal aid station has been moved to Andon, at kilometer 80.
The bike course has a positive difference in altitude of 2400 meters

Spectator of the day, the bisons of the reserve of the monts d' azur !
Observe its guests on the stages of the tour located on the plateaus of Cailles and Thorenc.


Cycling Ironman Nice 70.3

Athletes participating in the Ironman Nice 70.3, ride 90km.
The cycling event has a positive altitude difference of 1300 meters.
It is at the foot of the Col de Vence that the ironman and ironman 70.3 courses separate.

The athletes will cross the most beautiful villages of the Nice hinterland on the 180 km route.

The stages of the cycling route :

  • Departure from Nice to the Théâtre de Verdure
  • Gattières
  • St Jeannet
  • Tourrettes sur loup
  • Courmes
  • Bramafan
  • The glue
  • Gourdon
  • Caussols
  • Greolières
  • Coursegoules
  • Binzauduns les Alpes
  • Le broc - Carros
  • St Laurent du Var
  • Arrival in Nice Promenade des Anglais.

Throughout the course, there will be refreshment points with toilets, water and food.

Course of the race

Ironman Nice 2019 race, bike ©Activ'images

Ironman Nice 2019 race, bike ©Activ'images

For the Ironman Nice race, this difficult race ends with a marathon of 42.195 km.
The athletes make 4 round trips, from the Promenade des Anglais to the airport (see photo).

For the Ironman 70.3 race, the race ends with a half marathon.

Each round trip represents a distance of 10.55 km.

Marathon runs:

  • Start/finish: Théâtre de Verdure
  • Promenade des Anglais
  • Airport

Along the course, refreshments are available to runners every 1.7 km.

The first arrivals are around 4pm.

did you know that

For those who do not want to do the swimming part, it is possible to do cycling + running.

Finisher's certificate

For each person who finishes the course, the Ironman Nice organization will send a finisher certificate by email shortly after the event.
The finisher certificate attests to your participation and completion of the triathlon.


Register for Ironman

The registration is done online > Registration

It includes:
- All race organization required for IRONMAN, including transition area, swim course, swim safety cover, traffic management for road closures, stewards and volunteer equipment
- Entry to the awards ceremony
- Digital race booklet
- Food on race day at feed stations
- Athlete backpack
- Finisher's T-shirt
- Finisher's medal
- Post-race food from the athlete's village
- Free post-race massages

Please note: All services included in the registration fee are subject to availability and local guidelines.

Rates to participate in Ironman 2023

1/ Ironman Nice France rate     

General admission fee: 609 euros
If you register before October 10, you are entitled to Flex 90 benefits.

What is the Flex 90 advantage?
The Flex 90 advantage offers:
- The right to defer your registration for free. The postponement can only be done once.
- Possibility to pay in 3 instalments
- In case of non-participation, you are entitled to a partial refund.
- An annual subscription to FulGaz, the Ironman indoor cycling platform
- Priority access to the

2/ Ironman 70.3 Nice rates 

General Entry 2023: 346 euros
Relay Entry 2023:
Relay-Team Captain: 510 euros

Ironman Village

The Ironman Village is the heart of the event.
The entrance is free for the public and for the athletes.
Discover different exhibitors' stands, as well as the partners of Ironman Nice France.

did you know that

To keep track of your favourite athlete's race, Ironman has developed Athlete Tracker. This application allows you to track your athlete, the race schedule and get instant notifications.

This place of meeting between enthusiasts, makes you discover the last products useful to the triathletes.

The Ironman village is located at 30 Quai des États-Unis in Nice.


Programming for participants

While you wait for the 2024 program, rediscover the 2023 program!

Arrival Ironman Nice 2019 ©Activ'images

Arrival Ironman Nice 2019 ©Activ'images

Discover the 2023 program

Before June 25, the village will be set up and you can :

9.00am - 7.00pm Number collection - Place Masséna
9.00am - 7.00pm IRONMAN Expo - Place Masséna

June 25, 2023

9h00-15h00 Number collection - Place Masséna
9h00-19h00 IRONMAN Expo - Place Masséna
10h00 Briefing athletes
10h00 Briefing professional athletes
11h00 Press conference
14h00 à 19h00 Bike and transition bag drop off - Quai des Etats-Unis

June 26, 2023

5.50 - 6.40 a.m. Opening of the bike park
6.40 - 7.20 a.m. Drop off of the Street Wear bag above the Ponchettes Beach

7:40 am Start of the men's professional athletes - Plage des Ponchettes
7:42 am Start of the women's professional athletes - Plage des Ponchettes
7:45 am Start of the IRONMAN France Supersapiens
9:00 am - 7:00 pm IRONMAN Shop - Quai des Etats-Unis
4:15 pm First athlete on the finish line
00:00 am Last athlete on the finish line

June 27, 2023

9am - 1pm IRONMAN shop - Place Masséna
11am Awards ceremony - Théâtre de Verdure

Ironman Nice 2019 ©Activ'images

Ironman Nice 2019 ©Activ'images

Who can participate?

You can participate in the race from 18 years old, male and female.

In order to know in which category you participate, Ironman has separated gender and age.
The first age group is 18-24 years and after every 4 years: 25-29, 30-34 ...
In all 15 categories by gender, male and female.

For each age category a classification is made in addition to the general classification.

Supplies and provisions for athletes

For athletes already registered, Ironman provides you with:

Meals and refreshments

  • Welcome meal of the ceremony
  • Refreshments during and after the race


  • Online Athlete Guide
  • Athletes backpack
  • Finisher T-shirt
  • Finisher's Medal
  • Post-race massage

Ironman legends

The Ironman is the largest triathlon in the world. This event has put the spotlight on many people. Women or men, several athletes have marked the history of this mythical race.

For Women

Lyn Lemaire, Boston's champion cyclist, was the first Ironwoman in 1979 with a time of 12:55:38.
Paula Newby-Fraser holds the record for most Ironman victories with 23. Her best time is 8:50 and 28 seconds.
Natascha Badmann from Switzerland won 6 times from 1996 to 2005. Her best time was 9h07 and 54s.

For Men

The first man to be crowned Ironman was Gordon Haller in 1978 in Hawaii.
The men's record for the number of victories is held jointly by the Americans Dave Scott and Mark Allen with 6 victories. Their best times are respectively 8h10 and 13s and 8h07 and 45s.

The history of Ironman

The creation of the Ironman dates back to February 18, 1978, following a debate on who was the toughest cyclist, runner or swimmer. John Collins decided to create a special event combining 3 big events in Hawaii:

  • Waikiki Roughwater swim: 4km swim
  • Around Oahu Bike: 179 km of cycling
  • Honolulu Marathon

He said: "Whoever finishes first, we'll call him the Iron Man".

The first Ironman was held in February 1978 in Honolulu, Hawaii, and since then the competition has been held in different cities around the world.

On June 22, 2002, the first Ironman in France took place in Gérardmer in the Vosges. In 2005, the Ironman France was held in Nice, replacing the Nice International Triathlon, which had already been held for several years. The winner of this first edition in Nice was Hervé Faure with a time of 8h49.

Spots to see the race

To encourage the participants, discover the different observation spots:

Spot to see the swimming event

Meet on the Ponchettes beach, at the Etat-Unis quay in Nice.

Spot to see the cycling event

Discover the towns and villages where the cyclists will pass:
Nice at the théâtre de verdure, place of departure
St-Laurent du Var
La Gaude
Col de l'Ecre
Bezaudun-les alpes
Le Broc

The spots to see the Iroman Run stage

The race takes place on the entire Promenade des Anglais in Nice, from the Théâtre de Verdure to the airport.
All along, you can see the runners.