Great news: Ironman 70.3 extended in Augusta for an additional three years!
See the official press release and read all about the Chamber's involvement.
What is Ironman 70.3?
An Ironman 70.3, also known as a Half Ironman, is one of a series of long-distance triathlon races organized by the World Triathlon Corporation (WTC). The "70.3" refers to the total distance in miles (113.0 km) covered in the race, consisting of a 1.2-mile (1.9 km) swim, a 56-mile (90 km) bike ride, and a 13.1-mile (21.1 km) run. Each distance of the swim, bike, and run segments is half the distance of that segment in an Ironman Triathlon.
The Ironman 70.3 series culminates each year with a World Championship competition, for which competitors qualify during the 70.3 series in the 12 months prior to the championship race. In addition to the World Championship race, Ironman 70.3 championship competitions are also held for the European, Asia-Pacific, and Latin America regions.
Where is Ironman in Maine?
Augusta is the perfect place to play this summer in our eclectic downtown city along the river. From outdoor activities to culinary delights, visit Maine to experience an outstanding northeastern coastal escape.
This course boasts of the top 5 Athlete Choice Award winning swim in North America and is one the quickest IRONMAN 70.3 swims where the current propels you 1.2 miles downriver. The 56-mile bike journey is on excellent pavement conditions and offers swooping descents and adventurous climbs with amazing New England views. The rolling run hugs the riverbed and offers a tree lined canopy with plenty of shade and incredible community support all the way to the finish-line.
Since 2022, Ironman 70.3 has made a positive difference in the capital region! To view Ironman's 2022 economic impact report, click here.
Don't miss out: IRONMAN 70.3 is happening in Augusta again and registration is already open for 2024!
For more info about the races, visit Ironman's website here.
You can also follow Maine's Ironman page on Facebook.