One of the prettiest and most popular races on the circuit, IRONMAN Vineman offers a unique blend of pinot and PR's.
The Continental United States' oldest full-distance event, the IRONMAN Vineman triathlon has been a California classic for decades. The experience which Vineman athletes have will be unmatched, as they swim 2.4 miles, bike 112 miles and run 26.2 miles through beautiful Sonoma County's wine country.
In 1990 the Vineman was designed to be "the people’s full-distance event" with an emphasis on making the average athlete’s experience of completing the classic distance the most enjoyable and personalized as possible. While the sport of triathlon has changed drastically over the past decade and a half, the soul of the Vineman remains the same. Whether you are an athlete hoping to complete your first full distance race or you just want to be part of a great race, IRONMAN Vineman is for you. With beautiful wine country scenery, typically cool mornings, and warm days, you’ll find IRONMAN Vineman a very athlete friendly race.
The Vineman course is a tour of Sonoma County vineyards and wineries, which passes through five distinct regions. The swim takes place at Johnson’s Beach in the Russian River, one of the most rustic swim venues you’ll see in the sport. The bike course is a mix of terrain, and travels through the Russian River, Dry Creek, Alexander Valley, and Chalk Hill grape growing regions. With slightly less than 4000 feet of climbing, athletes find the bike course to be challenging but not overwhelming. The three loop, out-and-back, run course takes the athletes from the finish area through scenic country roads of Sonoma County. This will allow athletes to see their fellow competitors, family, and friends more often and keep everyone closer to "home."
IRONMAN Vineman offers 40 qualifying slots for the 2016 IRONMAN World Championship in Kailua-Kona, HI.