70.3 Indian Wells-La Quinta triathlon will begin with a 1.2-mile swim in Lake Cahuilla. The 56-mile single-loop bike course route will then take athletes on rural roads past palm tree farms before returning through the city of La Quinta and into Indian Wells. The flat course provides gorgeous views of the Santa Rosa mountains but is below sea level. Athletes transition from the bike to the run adjacent to the iconic Indian Wells Tennis Gardens stadium. The two-loop run course traverses from the Indian Wells Tennis Gardens over to the Indian Wells Golf Resort. The course design also allows for fantastic spectator viewing along the course.
Ironman 70.3 Indian Wells La Quinta
Dates: December 9, 2018
Location: Indian Wells Tennis Garden
78200 Miles Avenue
Indian Wells, CA
If you’ve ever considered taking on one of the toughest physical challenges in the world, get ready, because an IRONMAN 70.3 is coming to Greater Palm Springs this December. The first IRONMAN Indian Wells La Quinta may already be sold out due to its enormous popularity, but there are still ways you can take part.
The race, known as a half IRONMAN, will be held December 9th, 2018 in Indian Wells and La Quinta and offers qualifying slots to the 2019 IRONMAN 70.3 World Championship.
An IRONMAN is long distance triathlon organized by the World Triathlon Corporation, consisting of a 2.4-mile swim, a 112-mile bicycle ride, and a 26.22-mile marathon run, raced in that order and without a break. Some of the top finishers can complete it in just under four hours, while many racers can take up to eight and a half hours.
An Ironman 70.3 is also called a Half IRONMAN. Each distance of the swim, bike, and run components are half the distance of a regular IRONMAN Triathlon.
“The iconic IRONMAN Series of events is the largest participation sports platform in the world,” according to the organization’s website. It’s known as one of the world’s most challenging endurance races, and many racers train for months and even years to be able to compete and improve their performances.
Race organizers are encouraging anyone in Greater Palm Springs who are curious about the race to come down and take a look. Whether you choose to watch the first splashes on the shores of Lake Cahuilla or to take in the finish at the Indian Wells Tennis Gardens, there’s sure to be a lot to see and do.
On-site at the Tennis Gardens will be a large expo area; fans can enjoy a bite at one of the many food trucks, take in some music, or browse among the vendors. The expo area is free to the public.
Some IRONMAN races have been going on for upwards of 40 years, and this event—particularly since it’s already sold out—is sure to draw thousands to the Greater Palm Springs area.Tags: 70.3 Indian Wells - La Quinta - California Triathlon, 70.3 Indian Wells - La Quinta - California Triathlon LIVE, How to Watch Ironman 70.3 Indian Wells La Quinta 2018 Live Stream Online, IRONMAN 70.3 Indian Wells La Quinta 2018
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