IRONMAN CanadaJuly 29, 2018 in Whistler, British Columbia, Canada 1 of 10
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 70.3 SteelheadAugust 12, 2018 in Benton Harbor, Michigan 2 of 10
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 70.3 Santa CruzSeptember 9, 2018 in Santa Cruz, California 3 of 10
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 MarylandSeptember 29, 2018 in Cambridge, Maryland 4 of 10
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 LouisvilleOctober 14, 2018 in Louisville, Kentucky 5 of 10
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 WacoOctober 28, 2018 in Waco, Texas 6 of 10
IRONMAN 70.3 Waco is about more than just the swim-bike-run. With so much to do in the central-Texas town—from the Cameron Park Zoo to the Mammoth National Monument fossil site—this triathlon is the ultimate race-cation in the making. But back to the important things. The swim takes place in the Brazos River and passes below the picturesque and historic Suspension Bridge before continuing onto the bike—a single-loop course through the Waco wetlands. With a gradual incline and fast descent, it's one of the more appealing 70.3 bike segments on the half IRONMAN schedule. Finally, athletes wrap up their race on the double-loop run course, which crosses over the Brazos River and through Cameron Park before finally finishing on the oldest suspension bridge in the southwest.
IRONMAN FloridaNovember 3, 2018 in Panama City, Florida 7 of 10
Winner of best overall bike and best overall run in the 2016 Athletes' Choice Awards, IRONMAN Florida is a race "renowned for PRs and possibilities." Positioned late in the season, the date not only gives participants ample time to fully train for all three disciplines, but also to wrap up their season and enjoy a relaxing vacation on the Florida Panhandle afterward.
IRONMAN 70.3 Los CabosNovember 4, 2018 in Los Cabos, Mexico 8 of 10
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. The 2018 iteration of this race will also serve as the Latin American Tri Club Championship.
IRONMAN BoulderJune 9, 2019 in Boulder, Colorado 9 of 10
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.