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 Ironman Italy

Ironman Italy

6000 athletes from around the world for a major international sporting event

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 video, in a first and second part, and a photogallery, and the images of the edition 2017 in a video and a photogallery

Ironman Italy will be in Cervia again on 19th and 20th September 2020.






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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 19th September

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

Parade of Nations

Parade of 97 countries with their flags, accompanied by the music of the Marching Band I Musicanti di San Crispino. In Piazza Garibaldi,  music with the traditional percussion group from West Africa, Whatsafro, and greetings from the authorities

Fantini Club, Lungomare Deledda 182
from 9.00 p.m.

Night Run Cervia Emilia Romagna

Friday 20th September

Fantini Club, Lungomare Deledda 182
from 3.00 p.m.


Saturday 21st September

Starting point Cervia's public beach 7.30 a.m.
Finish line Lungomare Deledda, from beach resort n. 182 to n. 188, from 3.00 p.m. to 00.20 a.m.

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Entertainment and dj set


Sunday 22nd September

Starting point Cervia's public beach, at 12.00 noon
Finish line Cervia beach, from beach resorts n.182 to n.188 from 3.30 p.m.

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Starting point Cervia's public beach, at 3.00 p.m.
Finish line Cervia beach, from beach resorts n.182 to n.188 from 4.30 p.m.

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Cervia beach, in front of the expo area, 10.00 p.m

Fireworks display



Logo Cervia Turismo Where to stay 

As an athlete or a spectator, live the emotion of this great event!

Info & Booking  0039 544 974400

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Race courses

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.

Information and route maps

At this link also the Night Run, 5150 and 70.3 routes are available

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Updates on road conditions

For the best organization of this event, traffic could be closed in some areas or alternative routes could be set-up. For further information on roads and alternative routes, look at the map

Further information

Free car parking from September Friday 20th, 8.00 p.m. to Sunday 22nd, 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

What to do in Cervia

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

Useful services

Here is a list of activities and services available for all athletes' and their families' needs.


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Join Ironman team!

Become a volunteer of the first Italian edition. From the 20th to the 23rd September we need more than 1.500 volunteers.
Choose the day and your task and live an unforgettable experience.
For further information, please, visit the official web site at the following page:









Ironman, corsa in acqua foto Davide Forti

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Ironman 2019, Loghi InEmiliaRomagna e Emilia Romagna Sport


from Thursday 19th to Sunday 22nd September 2019



Information office

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

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