IRONMAN CanadaWhistler, BC, Canada; July 24, 2016 1 of 9
IRONMAN Canada is the perfect mid-summer option for athletes looking for more friendly temperatures in a beautiful setting. Don't let the tough bike course deter you--the wetsuit legal waters of picturesque Alta Lake and the scenic run on the Valley Trail will more than make up for the brutal climb.
IRONMAN BoulderBoulder, Colo.; Aug. 7, 2016 2 of 9
Want to rub shoulders with some of the fastest triathletes in the world? Boulder is home to many elite pros, and this hometown race attracts some of the biggest names in the sport. The entire race takes place in Boulder County so, unlike oxygen, spectacular views and passionate spectators won't be in short supply.
IRONMAN 70.3 SteelheadBenton Harbor, Mich.; Aug. 14, 2016 3 of 9
With nearby wineries, beaches and golf courses, Benton Harbor is the ultimate destination to unplug and relax post-race. The swim takes place in Lake Michigan, the bike winds through wineries and orchards and the spectator-friendly run is shaded. What more could you ask for?
IRONMAN Coeur d'AleneCoeur d'Alene, Idaho; Aug. 21, 2016 4 of 9
Looking to qualify for Kona? With 65 IRONMAN World Championship slots up for grabs, IRONMAN Coeur d'Alene may be your best shot. The 112-mike bike course is the highlight of the race--with no turns in an 80-mile stretch, expect to set a new PR on the bike.
IRONMAN 70.3 Santa CruzSanta Cruz, Calif.; Sept. 11, 2016 5 of 9
One of the longest-running triathlons in California, IRONMAN 70.3 Santa Cruz (formerly the Big Kahuna Triathlon) takes place in one of the most popular surf cities in the world. The swim starts in the Pacific Ocean, the bike follows the rolling hills of the California coastline and the run takes place on ocean bluffs before finishing on the famous Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk.
IRONMAN MarylandCambridge, Md.; Oct. 1, 2016 6 of 9
IRONMAN Maryland is a triathlete's dream: Flat, fast and scenic. Known for its 112-mile bike course, athletes will be flanked by migrating birds, tidal wetlands and mixed forests as they ride through Blackwater National Wildlife Refuge. As if this isn't enticing enough, the run takes place on flat country roads before finishing in one of the country's oldest colonial towns.
IRONMAN LouisvilleLouisville, Ky.; Oct. 9, 2016 7 of 9
Once a hot, early season race, IRONMAN Louisville's new fall date is poised to attract first-timers to this popular location. The swim takes place in the Ohio River, the two-loop bike course includes rolling hills through Oldham County and the run includes one of the best spectator atmospheres on the IRONMAN circuit. Enjoy the small-town charm of this big city race.
IRONMAN 70.3 AustinAustin, Texas; Oct. 30, 2016 8 of 9
Known for popular music festivals like Austin City Limits, the setting for this half-distance triathlon in Austin has a lot to offer both spectators and participants. Athletes will swim in Decker Lake, bike through Texas farmlands and run on a spectator-friendly three-loop course. The finish takes place inside Luedecke Arena--one of the only indoor finishes in triathlon.