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.
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
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.