Event description

Thanks to the impressive views you'll never believe you are racing through one of the world's most important financial centers. The city of Zurich lies at the north end of Lake Zurich in northern Switzerland. The picturesque lanes of the central Altstadt (Old Town), on either side of the Limmat River, reflect its pre-medieval history, and much of the ancient center has been preserved. The city has embraced contemporary trends as well, converting old factories into creative spaces for cultural events. Zurich is consistently recognized as one of the most livable cities in Europe. In Zurich, as is typical for Switzerland, everything from shopping to spas and restaurants is very close to the race site and within walking distance. This race offers a symmetrical one-loop swim course in the crystal clear water of Lake Zurich. After the 3.8k swim portion, a spectacular bike course leads you through the city center and then out of town along the lake shore; 30km later on the bike you wouldn’t think there was a city even close by. For the next hour, athletes ride along grazing lands, past small villages, and over the rolling countryside of Zurich. The two climbs, "The Beast" and "Heartbreak Hill," are lined with spectators cheering and ringing cow bells. The newly designed multifaceted four-loop run course takes athletes through downtown Zurich. They will run down the world-famous Bahnhofstrasse and through beautiful alleys. After passing the town's landmarks and the historic buildings, they will run back along the shores of Lake Zurich.

Volunteering opportunities

Would you like to see behind the scenes of the biggest triathlon weekend of Switzerland? We are looking for motivated volunteers who are up for a great sports weekend! Volunteers are able to assist in a wide variety of tasks. Assignments are possible from July 19 to August 1. Most assignments are on the race weekend of July 28/29 however. When signing up you can tell us on which dates you are available and which tasks would interest you. We do our best to accommodate all preferences, but we will be assigning roles on a first come, first served basis. The earlier you sign up, the better your chances are of being assigned to the exact role that you want to fulfill. All volunteers are provided with IRONMAN Race Crew gear and food and drinks during their assignment. As an additional thank you we offer IRONMAN backpacks or a small financial compensation. There are special offers for groups and clubs. Contact us for more information. Convinced? Sign up online right away. We are looking forward to hearing from you! Our online tool is only available in German, French and Italian. If you happen to encounter language issues, send us an email (address below) and we will assist you with the registration. Any questions? For further information please contact Corina Feuerstein (volunteer coordination IRONMAN Switzerland). E-Mail: zurich@ironmanvolunteers.com Phone: +41 43 433 70 90

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