Regardless the adverse conditions we tried everything to keep the race around after 2012 and to find a potential partner who would enable us to continue with the race organisation for the upcoming years.
These partners are now found. With help and support
from new title sponsor BMC Switzerland and further support from established event partners, Burgerstein Vitamins, Tempo-Sport and McDonald’s Restaurant in Rapperswil the event has been saved and BMC Ironman 70.3 Switzerland in Rapperswil-Jona will be happening in 2013.
We had to display patience seeing the importance of this event not only for our athletes also for the city. The continuity of the Ironman 70.3 in Rapperswil-Jona was our major target. We are very happy to give all our athletes the opportunity to race an Ironman 70.3 in their neighbourhood either as their highlight of the season or as a preparation to a long distance Ironman.
We would like to thank all of our athletes for understanding the situation and we would like to extend a special thanks to our incredible sponsors who have helped BMC IRONMAN 70.3 Switzerland in Rapperswil-Jona 2013 become a reality.
Construction work in Rapperswil-Jona
Despite the successful search of a sponsor the city are reconstructing the area directly around the start and finish line, which will force changes to major parts of the venue. This cooperation will give us the opportunity the react flexibly to the new circumstances without losing quality
BMC Switzerland AG as the new title sponsor makes one of the most traditional races in the European series to be continued. A big thank you also to Rapperswil-Jona as a premium host city to our athletes from all around the world.
BMC Ironman 70.3 Switzerland in Rapperswil-Jona will be held on June 2nd, 2013.
Registration will open September, 24th 2012 on 9.00 a.m.