Ironman announces new event in California, Ironman 70.3 Indian Wells-La Quinta
Indian Wells & La Quinta , California
DEC. 09, 2018 1 A.M. (ET)
The race will begin at Lake Cahuilla for a 1.2 mile swim, followed by a 56 mile bike, and a 13.1 mile run in the Indian Wells Golf Resort.
Race Legs: Leg 1: Swim 1.2 Miles, Leg 2: Bike 56 Miles, Leg 3: Run 13.1 Miles
Starting Line – Join us for our first-ever IRONMAN 70.3 Indian Wells La Quinta and be one of the first to break the tape at this new finish line. Soak in the Sun – Home to golf courses, spas, and bathed in the southern California sun, the greater Palm Springs area is a one stop shop for your ideal race-cation.
1.2 Mile Swim:
The one loop swim takes place in the clear waters of Lake Cahuilla. This protected reservoir provides an ideal experience for first time athletes with a sandy beach start. The swim will feature a rolling start.
56 Mile Bike:
The bike course takes athletes on rural roads past a number of palm tree farms before returning through the city of La Quinta into Indian Wells. The flat course provides gorgeous views of the Santa Rosa mountains while keeping most of the course below sea level. Athletes transition from the bike to the run adjacent to the iconic Indian Wells Tennis Gardens stadium.
13.1 Mile Run:
The two loop run course leaves the Indian Wells Tennis Gardens area while traversing over to the Indian Wells Golf Resort. Much of the course winds around the lush course on the cart path before returning to the Tennis Gardens between each lap and again at the finish. The design of this course allows for fantastic spectator viewing at multiple points along the course.