In the latest release from World Triathlon Corporation (WTC), the Ironman brand owner confirms that online registration is now open for a number of 2011 Ironman 70.3 and Sprint races.
This includes: Amica Ironman 70.3 Rhode Island, Naperville Sprint, K-Swiss Ironman 70.3 Branson, Ironman 70.3 Syracuse, ESi Ironman 70.3 Augusta and Ironman 70.3 Austin.
Amica Ironman 70.3 Rhode Island will be held on 10 July 2011 in Providence, Rhode Island. The 1.2-mile, one-loop swim will take place at Lincoln Woods Park. Athletes will then head out on the 56-mile bike course through quiet, scenic local communities before beginning the 13.1-mile run through downtown Providence and finishing in front of the State Capitol. Athletes will compete for 50 slots to the 2011 Ironman World Championship 70.3.
The Naperville Sprint is set for 14 August 2011 in Naperville, Illinois. The Naperville Sprint will feature a 400m swim in Centennial Beach Pool, a 22K bike through the Naperville area and a 5K run course that finishes in Centennial Park.
K-Swiss Ironman 70.3 Branson is set to take place on 18 September 2011 in Branson, Missouri. The 1.2-mile swim will be in ‘one of the cleanest lakes in the country’, Table Rock Lake and the 56-mile bike course is challenging and fast with ‘incredible mountaintop views’.
The flat three-loop run course features ‘great spectator support and an incredible finish line in front of a multi-million dollar water fountain synchronized to light, fire and music.’ Athletes will compete for 40 slots to the 2012 Ironman World Championship 70.3.
Ironman 70.3 Syracuse is set for 18 September 2011 in Syracuse, New York. The event will feature a 1.2-mile swim in Jamesville Reservoir and a 56-mile bike through Syracuse and the surrounding roads of Highland Forest Park.
The point-to-point run course is mostly downhill and finishes in downtown Syracuse. Athletes will compete for 40 slots to the 2012 Ironman World Championship 70.3.
ESi Ironman 70.3 Augusta will take place on 25 September 2011 in Augusta, Georgia. The 1.2-mile, point-to-point swim will be held in the Savannah River. The one-loop bike is a relatively hilly course that takes athletes through Georgia for the first few miles before crossing the border into South Carolina for the majority of the bike leg.
The flat run is a double-loop course that snakes athletes through the downtown Augusta area, allowing spectators to see their athlete several times throughout the course. Athletes will compete for 40 slots to the 2012 Ironman World Championship 70.3.
Ironman 70.3 Austin is set for 23 October 2011 in Austin, Texas. The 1.2-mile swim will take place in Decker Lake. Athletes will then head out on a scenic, one-loop bike course through rolling Texas farmland before beginning the two-loop run course through Walter E. Long Park and finishing inside Luedecke Area. Athletes will compete for 40 slots to the 2012 Ironman World Championship 70.3.