IRONMAN 70.3 SyracuseJune 18, 2017 — Jamesville, N.Y. 1 of 9
Located within 300 miles of nine major cities, this is one half IRONMAN that's accessible for everyone—taking away some of the added stress of traveling to your first 70.3. The friendly university town provides a plethora of activities for athletes and participants alike, and the close proximity of the Finger Lakes will allow you to turn this race into a vacation with little added effort. But what about the course? The swim is held at Jamestown Reservoir, allowing those not quite comfortable with the uncertainty of an ocean swim to feel comfortable in the open water environment. The great local community support all but makes up for the rolling hills featured on the bike course. But things wrap up with plenty of shade on the 13.1 run along Jamesville Beach County Park.
IRONMAN 70.3 MuncieJuly 8, 2017 — Muncie, Ind. 2 of 9
Believe us when we say you don't want to overlook this half IRONMAN situated in the heart of Indiana. Lauded for having one of the best overall runs, overall bikes, best race venues and best post-race celebrations in the 2016 Athletes' Choice Awards, IRONMAN 70.3 Muncie is a can't-miss race for your calendar. With a family-friendly environment for athletes and spectators, enjoy all Indiana has to offer after accomplishing your goals by visiting local attractions, such as the Muncie Children's Museum, Cardinal Greenway, Minnestrista Cultural Center or the White River Greenway. Or, if you're looking for something more adult, Scotty's Brewhouse is waiting for you to cash in on your post-race beer dreams.
IRONMAN 70.3 RacineJuly 16, 2017 — Racine, Wis. 3 of 9
If you're looking to conquer your first 70.3 and 140.6 in the same season, Racine is a great tune up for IRONMAN Wisconsin later in the season. With no shortage of things to do and see in America's Dairyland, the time on the swim, bike and run will fly by as you pass everything from Lake Michigan's North Beach to the Racine Zoo. With a mostly rolling bike course—with a few steeper climbs to keep athletes honest—Racine is perfect for newcomers who are still looking for a challenge.
IRONMAN 70.3 SteelheadAugust 13, 2017 — Benton Harbor, Mich. 4 of 9
Celebrating its 15th anniversary in 2017, IRONMAN 70.3 Steelhead attracts triathletes from all over the country and world to the quaint resort beach town. Known for its beaches, wineries and fruit orchards, there's something for everyone and plenty to do in Benton Harbor surrounding your race. As for the race, participants will swim in the clear waters of Lake Michigan, bike through wine country and run under the cover of trees and alongside eager and passionate volunteers, making that final stretch just a little bit easier.
IRONMAN 70.3 Santa CruzSeptember 10, 2017 — Santa Cruz, Calif. 5 of 9
Once known as the Big Kahuna Triathlon, IRONMAN 70.3 Santa Cruz is one of California's longest-running races. Plus, it's the perfect race for those new to 70.3 racing with a year-round temperate climate and views to die for. Swim on Santa Cruz's Main Beach, bike along the California coastline and run along the Natural Bridges State Park and Wilder Ranch State Park on your way to the finish line at the Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk.
IRONMAN 70.3 AustinOctober 29, 2017 — Austin, Texas 6 of 9
With one of the only indoor finishes on the IRONMAN circuit, participants are in for a unique experience at Texas' state capital. The live music capital of the world, Austin is the perfect setting for a triathlon. Athletes start their 70.3 miles with a swim in Decker Lake, perfect for those not yet comfortable with open ocean waters. Pass through rolling Texas farmlands on the bike before wrapping up the race in Walter E. Long Park and along the Decker Lake shores before coming across the finish line inside the Luedecke Arena—perfect for friends and family to escape the Texas heat and watch you achieve your goals.
IRONMAN 70.3 Los CabosNovember 12, 2017 — Los Cabos, Mexico 7 of 9
Part of the fun of completing an IRONMAN 70.3 is racing in fun locations. So why not take advantage of this perk and sign up for a racecation in Los Cabos, Mexico, where you can get a taste of your first half-distance while also enjoying all the Baja California Peninsula has to offer. Swim in the clear waters of Palmilla Bay, bike along the Transpeninsular Highway that links Cabos San Lucas and San Jose del Cabo and finish with a two-lap run course on the downtown streets of San Jose.
IRONMAN 70.3 CampecheMarch 18, 2018 — Campeche, Mexico 8 of 9
Ever wanted to race alongside the historic Mayan landmarks? IRONMAN 70.3 Campeche will allow you to do just that as athletes start their day in the protected waters of the Gulf of Mexico before heading to T1 at the Campeche Country Club Soccer Field and ultimately heading out to the Merida Highway. Triathletes will close on the fast and flat run course along the Campeche Bay that's perfect for first-timers. One of Mexico's best-kept secrets, tourists are attracted to the city's archaeological sites as well as the history, museums, night clubs and restaurants offering incentives beyond the swim, bike and run.