On Sunday, August 8 at At 6:00 am, the first athletes will start the triathlon competition. There will be 3.8 km of swimming, 180 km of cycling and 42.2 km of a cross-country course to cover. The struggles of the participants of Enea IRONMAN Gdynia will last until 23:30, when the last athlete at the finish line on the City Beach in Gdynia is expected.
Due to the competition, the residents of Gdynia and tourists can expect periodic transport changes. The organization of such a huge event, in which almost 3,000 participants take part, is always associated with temporary road closures. In the case of Enea IRONMAN Gdynia, they will mostly concern Aleja Jana Pawła II, which will be partially or completely closed to traffic on August 2-10.
The remaining road exclusions and changes in public transport will be limited to Saturday and Sunday, and individual sections will be gradually cleared after the last participant finish the course.
Sunday is the highlight of the 9th edition of the annual triathlon festival in Gdynia. This is when the competition takes place on two main distances: Enea IRONMAN Gdynia and Enea IRONMAN 70.3 Gdynia. However, supporters will see athletes wandering the streets of Gdynia on Saturday as well. They will be competitors of the Sprint Triathlon Gdynia, the shortest competition, which consists of 750 meters of swimming, 20 km of cycling route and 5 km of running. The winners of the sprint distance will receive medals on the same day at the City Beach in Gdynia at 12:30.
The competition for the youngest sportsmen is planned on Friday. Over 600 participants will take part in Kids Aquathlon Gdynia. For the first time, the best athletes will receive the titles of Polish Aquathlon Champions, awarded by the Polish Triathlon Association. The competition for children and teenagers will start at 14:00 at the City Beach in Gdynia. The decoration ceremony for Kids Aquathlon Gdynia - Polish Aquathlon Championships is scheduled for 19:00.
On Sunday, fans will have the most attractions, with professional triathletes at the forefront. In addition, we will get to know the winners of the first, historic IRONMAN distance organized in our country. The first finisher of Enea IRONMAN Gdynia is expected at the finish line at around 15:30. This is not the only reason why it is worth visiting Gdynia City Beach at this time. While waiting for the winner of the longest distance, supporters will be able to admire the show of acrobatic aviation evolutions performed by Łukasz Czepiela, Red Bull Air Race World Champion in the Challenger class.
Throughout the weekend, during Enea IRONMAN Gdynia, many attractions await all fans and tourists. From Friday, the Enea Family Zone will be open at the City Beach in Gdynia, where the youngest will have a good time, and adults will be able to take part in the charity action "Your watts, your help". Thanks to exercises on a rowing ergometer or a stationary bike, everyone will be able to help in collecting kilowatt hours, which will then be converted into money donated to charities.
The most persistent fans will also be able to applaud the last triathlete who will run to the finish line of Enea IRONMAN Gdynia. The last person to finish and hear the legendary shout of the announcer "You are an IRONMAN!" is expected at approx. 23:30. At that time, most streets in Gdynia will be unblocked and communication will be restored.
Detailed information on the planned closing hours of individual streets and changes in public transport during the organization of Enea IRONMAN Gdynia can be found at:
The entire route of Enea IRONMAN Gdynia will be professionally secured in accordance with the requirements for the organization of outdoor sports events. Additionally, the safety will be supervised by qualified staff. The organizers of Enea IRONMAN Gdynia will make every effort to ensure that the competition of athletes is as non problematic as possible for the residents of Gdynia and tourists. All changes in traffic organization will be included and updated on an ongoing basis in popular GPS navigation applications, such as: Waze and Yanosik. At the same time, the organizers of Enea IRONMAN Gdynia encourage everyone to cheer the competitors on the route and support them during the competition.