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70.3 Indian Wells – La Quinta – California Triathlon

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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.

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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.

What is IRONMAN?

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.

What is IronMan 70.3?

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.

Family-friendly event

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.

Watch 2018 IRONMAN 70.3 Indian Wells La Quinta Live Coverage

IRONMAN 70.3 Indian Wells-La Quinta to take place on December 9, 2018; general registration to open January 18, 2018. The inaugural event is set to take place on Sunday, December 9, 2018 with general registration opening January 18, 2018. This new event will be co-hosted by the cities of Indian Wells and La Quinta.

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Event Details:

Name: 2018 IRONMAN 70.3 Indian Wells La Quinta

Date: Sun – Dec 09, 2018

Location: 58075 Jefferson Street ,La Quinta, CA 92253

tag: Triathlon > Half Ironman > Ironman Triathlon

Event Description
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.
Season Finale – The final event on the 2018 North American race calendar, get ready for an unforgettable year-end finale.

“We are excited to expand our offering of events in California,” said Beth Atnip, Head of Operations, North America. “Partnering with Indian Wells and La Quinta allows us to showcase this amazing landscape while also expanding the North American triathlon season later in the year for our athletes.”

The IRONMAN 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.

“La Quinta is an active lifestyle city that attracts world class athletes in many sports,” said Linda Evans, Mayor of La Quinta. “We are thrilled to host triathletes of the IRONMAN 70.3 and share the energy of La Quinta with them.”

The inaugural IRONMAN 70.3 Indian Wells-La Quinta event will offer 30 slots to the 2019 IRONMAN 70.3 World Championship taking place on September 8 and 9in Nice, France as well as a professional prize purse of USD $25,000.