The Ironman 70.3 Augusta
If you’re headed downtown this weekend, you’ll be joined by some great athletes from all over. The Ironman Augusta is this weekend in downtown Augusta and surrounding areas. This event is big for the city and surrounding areas, plus it’s really fun to watch. This year you can watch the swimming competition from the recently opened 5th Street Bridge.
Augusta is home to one of North America’s largest IRONMAN Augusta races – and one of its fastest. America’s quickest down-river swim will start your day off on the right foot. As you bike through rural Augusta, take in all this scenic Southern destination has to offer. Plenty of shade awaits you on the spectator-filled run course through historic downtown as you ease to the Finish Line next to the world-famous James Brown statue. The city of Augusta is no stranger to treating elite athletes and visitors alike to its world-renowned Southern Hospitality.
The swim course is a point-to-point course that will start at 6th Street and the Savannah River at the Riverfront Marina. Athletes will enter the water and swim with the current for 1.2 miles along the shoreline. They will exit the swim course at the Augusta Rowing Complex public boat ramp. From there, they’ll run a short distance to transition which is located in a grass lot of the Augusta Rowing Complex.
The single-loop, 56-mile route, begins at the Transition Area located at the Augusta Rowing Club. Athletes will exit downtown Augusta and head into the backcountry of Augusta. Rolling hills, several long climbs, and some technical turns will greet the athletes along the way. They’ll be some slow inclines and fast downhill descents, and also some long straightaways. Athletes should remember to take in the lush green woods of Georgia throughout their ride. As the athletes near the end of the ride, they’ll re-enter the downtown Augusta area, to return back to Transition Area at the Augusta Rowing Club.
Augusta’s 13.1-mile run course takes athletes through the streets of historic downtown Augusta for a two-loop, flat and fast experience. Athletes will be treated to one of the flattest run courses there is to offer, traversing through the downtown grid of Augusta streets.
Get there early and get a good place to sit close to the action!
See you at the Ironman this weekend!