The Ironman Ice Competition!

 This year our Ironman Ice Competition will benefit the Bisbee Firefighters Fund. We are pleased to offer them the net proceeds from this awesome endurance race. In the Firefighters Ironman Ice Competition---open to all---competitors carry a 10lb ice block with old-fashioned tongs up 155 stairs, across a trail, then down a steep road to the finish line. It's an intense 1/4-mile course. Cash prizes! Register online at, or day-of-event (same day as the Bisbee 1000). So build up those lungs and muscles and give it a try to benefit our wonderful firefighters!

Cash Prizes!

The Firefighters Ironman Ice Competition is an event within the event! This historic re-enactment of Ice Man deliveries in days of yore was started in 1993 to entertain spectators and participants while they waited for the awards ceremony. Over the years it has taken on a life of its own and is has now gained the reputation of being an EXTREME sporting event unlike any other. Competitors grab a 10# block of ice in a pair of antique tongs, sprint up 155 stairs, dash across a trail that takes them back to the paved road, zoom down a steep winding hill to an exhilarating finish.

By the way, more than 95% of the Ironman Ice competitors do this race AFTER they’ve done the Bisbee 1000. ....How’s that for EXTREME?

Wondering why it’s called the Ironman? The event takes place directly across from the ever inspirational Ironman Statue and embraces the spirit of what the statue stands for: “Dedicated to those virile men: The Copper Miners. Whose contribution to the development and lore of the state of Arizona has been magnficent.” (dedicated by the citizens of the Warren Mining District on 11 November 1935.)

So don’t miss this chance to indulge your sense of adventure, push your body to the max, then bask in the glory of your accomplishment at a rocking after party Beer Fest with great bands, great food and great beer at the Bisbee 1000 Craft Beer Festival.

holding ice

Ice Competition Photos here!