Ironman 70.3 Events for First-Timers
IRONMAN 70.3 California
Oceanside, California - March 29, 2014 1 of 9
This popular season opener sells out fast, so you have to commit early. Athletes new to the longer distance enjoy the protected waters of Oceanside Harbor. The bike loop takes riders along the coast through San Clemente State Park and into Camp Pendleton military base, while the run weaves through coastal neighborhoods. The best part, however, might be the predictably perfect Southern California climate.
IRONMAN 70.3 Florida
Haines City, Florida - April 13, 2014 2 of 9
With an IronKids race on Saturday and just 30 minutes from Orlando's theme parks, this event caters to families. Spectators can pass the time in the playground and picnic area while the three-loop run gives fans plenty of opportunity to cheer on their favorite athletes.
IRONMAN 70.3 Raleigh
Raleigh, North Carolina - June 4, 2014 3 of 9
This race, now in its second year, kicks off in the calm waters of Jordan Lake. The bike and run take participants over rolling terrain past some of Raleigh's best landmarks including the State Capitol, Hillsborough Street and the North Carolina Museum of Art. (Photo: FinisherPix.com)
IRONMAN 70.3 Boise
Boise, Idaho - June 7, 2014 4 of 9
This scenic race is a "favorite among first-timers." Athletes swim in the Lucky Peak Reservoir, and bike and run along the Boise Greenbelt—a tree-lined pathway that follows the river through the city's parks.
IRONMAN 70.3 Kansas
Lawrence, Kansas - June 8, 2014 5 of 9
The race begins with a 1.2-mile swim in Clinton Lake, a popular recreational area for boating, fishing and water sports. The lake swim leads into a bike ride filled with winding, flat sections as well as steep pitches. The race ends with a relatively flat two-loop course through Clinton State Park Campground.
IRONMAN 70.3 Syracuse
Syracuse, New York - June 22, 2014 6 of 9
Although the course can be challenging for some, rolling hills and scenic countryside offer athletes rewarding moments of reprieve. The Finger Lakes area is also a great vacation destination for families, so pack up the crew and bring your cheering section along for the trip. Registration for the 2014 event will open soon. (Photo: FinisherPix.com)
IRONMAN 70.3 Muncie
Muncie, Indiana - July 12, 2014 7 of 9
A reservoir swim and a flat bike course that's closed to traffic help make this event a good race for newcomers. The run over rolling country roads, however, can be challenging. Registration for the event will open soon.
IRONMAN 70.3 Racine
Racine, Wisconsin - July 20, 2014 8 of 9
The rolling Midwest countryside is the backdrop for this event with a swim in Lake Michigan and a relatively flat run that winds through the Racine Zoo and back out along the lake. The event is just under a year away, giving you plenty of time to train. Registration will open for next year's event soon.