Nestled along the banks of the Savannah River, the IRONMAN 70.3 Augusta takes a page straight from American revolutionary history.
Established in 1736, Augusta is not only one of Georgia’s oldest cities, but also a historical remnant resulting from the most revolutionary chapter in American history. Offering its guests tours throughout the city, authentic southern cuisine, access to the boyhood home of Woodrow Wilson, and the sight of majestic antebellum mansions, Augusta merges classical and contemporary culture with charm and style. Spectators and athletes can expect an unforgettable and fierce day of competition.
Athletes will start their day swimming with the current and should anticipate record breaking times as they venture 1.2 miles in a point-to-point swim in the Savannah River.
Located at the Augusta Rowing Complex, athletes will enter transition and prepare to start their single-loop, 56-mile bike ride throughout Georgia and into the countryside of South Carolina. The hilly terrain of this one-loop course will spread out the field and be a true test of stamina, proving it to be anything but "peachy."
Lined with spectators, athletes can expect to be cheered on from start to finish of the 13.1-mile, two-loop run throughout downtown Augusta. Participants will conclude their day with a strong finish on Broad Street, adjacent to Augusta Commons.
The 2018 IRONMAN 70.3 Augusta offers 50 qualifying slots to the 2019 IRONMAN 70.3 World Championship in Chattanooga, Tennessee.