Registration Opens for Select 2011 Ironman 70.3 Races

Triathletes across the country looking to race in a 2011 Ironman 70.3 now have the opportunity to register for select races.

Registration opens on Wednesday, May 12, 2010, at 12 p.m. ET for the following events:

Rohto Ironman 70.3 California, taking place on April 2, 2011, in Oceanside, California, will lead approximately 2,500 professional and age-group athletes on a 1.2-mile swim, 56-mile bike and 13.1-mile run. Athletes will enjoy a one-loop bike through the San Clemente State Park area and the challenging inland hills of Camp Pendleton, and a flat two-loop run through the coastal neighborhoods of Oceanside.

Rohto Ironman 70.3 California serves as an official qualifier for both the 2011 Ford Ironman World Championship, taking place on October 8, 2011, in Kailua-Kona, Hawaii, and the 2011 Foster Grant Ironman World Championship 70.3, Presented by Ford.

The Lonestar Sprint and Memorial Hermann Ironman 70.3 Texas triathlons will take place on April 9 and April 10, 2011, on Galveston Island, Texas. Moody Gardens Hotel, Spa & Convention Center, situated among 242 lush, tropical acres, will play host to the events and to more than 2,500 athletes from around the globe.

The Lonestar Sprint Triathlon will take participants on a .3-mile saltwater swim in Offatts Bayou followed by a 12.5-mile bike and 3.1-mile run along the Gulf of Texas and through the Moody Gardens property.

Memorial Hermann Ironman 70.3 Texas leads athletes along a 1.2-mile swim in Offats Bayou followed by a 56-mile bike and 13.1-mile run through Galveston Island, along the Texas coastline and over San Luis pass. The 70.3 event offers a total of 50 slots to the 2011 Foster Grant Ironman World Championship 70.3, Presented by Ford.

Ochsner Ironman 70.3 New Orleans will take place on April 17, 2011, in one of Louisiana's most historic cities. More than 1,500 athletes will compete in a 1.2-mile swim in Lake Pontchartrain, a 56-mile bike and a 13.1-mile run through City Park and the world-famous French Quarter before finishing in front of Jackson Square. Ochsner Ironman 70.3 New Orleans will offer 50 slots to the 2011 Foster Grant Ironman World Championship 70.3, Presented by Ford.

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