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Ironman 70.3 Sunshine Coast

Triathlon: Swim 1.9km, Bike 90km, Run 21.1km
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A world class course taking in highlights of the region from country to coast. Competitors will take in the best that Mooloolaba has to offer, starting with a swim off the surf beach followed by a fast bike course. The run will tie up the day’s exciting events with a two lap course around Mooloolaba’s Esplanade cheered on by spectators.

A spectacular location with everything you need just steps from the beach, including an amazing surfside transition. Enjoy the experience of finishing on Mooloolaba Esplanade then wander to recovery on the beach to relax after your big day.

The perfect sunny escape with great restaurants, beaches and attractions. Perfectly located in the heart of Queensland's Sunshine Coast, Mooloolaba Beach offers the perfect year-round climate and is an ideal location for a sporting event, a relaxing family vacation or just a great place to escape to. The relaxing atmosphere of the Sunshine Coast, the friendly people and the endless scenic beauty of Mooloolaba Beach make it a hugely popular destination to visit. IRONMAN 70.3 Sunshine Coast provides a fitting warm-up for those athletes heading over to Kona to take on the IRONMAN World Championship.

IRONMAN 70.3 Sunshine Coast will offer 30 slots to the 2020 IRONMAN 70.3 World Championship.

How to enter the Ironman 70.3 Sunshine Coast

  1. IRONMAN 70.3 Sunshine Coast

    Triathlon: Swim 1.9km, Bike 90km, Run 21.1km
    AUD $405–AUD $475
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Ironman 70.3 Sunshine Coast route

Swim: 1.9km
Athletes will enjoy the experience of a rolling start to kick off the swim course at Mooloolaba’s spectacular surf beach! The ocean swim consists of a one lap course that follows an anticlockwise direction and starts and finishes at the ‘Loo With A View’. The fortunate ones will ride a nice wave directly into transition on Beach Terrace, a similar layout to World Championship.

Swim cut off time – 1 hour.

Bike: 90km
The 90km Cycle leg begins from Transition on Beach Terrace in Mooloolaba and heads out onto the Sunshine Motorway via Mooloolaba Esplanade and Buderim Avenue. The Motorway is fast and smooth with a few undulation. New for 2018, the bike course has been extended over Alex Hill riding along the beachfront to Maroochydore and back then heading out for a second loop before riding into the Mooloolaba Transition.

Cycle cut off time - 5 hours from the start time

Run: 21.1km
From Transition runners will head north and onto the iconic Mooloolaba Esp. After heading over the scenic Alexandra Headland hill athletes will continue to Cotton Tree via Sixth Ave and Alexandra Pde. Athletes will follow the same route for the second lap along striking shores and a spectator lined course before finishing in the heart of Mooloolaba.

Run cut off time – 8 hours from the start time.

Event Details

What’s Included
Athlete Gear

Race Number, Race Kit (Bib, Bike Number, Helmet Number, Gear Bag Sticker, Race number Tattoo, Category Tattoo, ID Wrist band, Coloured Swim Cap (Latex), Street Gear Bag, Athlete T-Shirt.

Course Inclusions

Closed Road Course, Timed Race Results, Medical Support / Assistance, Aid Stations on Course (with water, electrolyte, food, gels, bars, toilets & first aid), Post event recovery area with food, drink & massage, volunteer support.

Athlete Finisher Products

Finisher Towel, Finisher Medal, Category Winners Trophy.
Raceday Logistics

When is check-in?

Friday 24 August 3:00pm – 7:00pm

Saturday 25 August 10:00am – 4:00pm

All Race Kits must be picked up by 4:00pm Saturday

25 August. If you do not Check In during these times

you will not be eligible to race.

Where is check-in?

Mooloolaba Esplanade Carpark, Mooloolaba

(Old Caravan Park)

What do I need to do at check-in?

At check in you will need to do a few things. You will need to sign a race waiver, confirm your details with our registration team and also collect your race pack and timing chip. Once this has been completed you will be issued with an ATHLETE ID Band which is securely attached to your wrist. This must stay on right through till the awards function on Sunday.

What do I do race morning?

You need to ensure you have applied your race number tattoo before entering transition. We will have volunteers to assist you if you need help with this. Transition opens at 4:45am for access to check your bike etc. You can drop your bag at the Gear Tent and then make your way to Mooloolaba Beach for the swim start.

When are transition areas open on race day?

Transition will open from 4:45am – 5:40am. Please ensure you leave yourself enough time on race morning as all athletes will need to be out of Transition by 5:40am.

Kit List
  • Wetsuit
  • Goggles
  • Swim cap
  • Trisuit
  • Running shoes
  • Suncream
  • Sunglasses
The following key vantage areas and peak activity times provide spectators with a great opportunity to soak up the atmosphere of race day and help cheer on the IRONMAN 70.3 competitors in their quest to reach the finish line.

Loo with a View, Mooloolaba Beachfront:
The famous Loo with a View provides a key vantage point for the swim leg of the race which commences with the swim at 5.55am.

Corner of Buderim Avenue and Mooloolaba Esplanade:
This section of the course will be action packed as it will be welcoming the IRONMAN 70.3 athletes on both their bike and run leg.

Alexandra Parade, Cotton Tree:
Spectators will be able to catch a glimpse of the athletes as they complete the most northern point of this challenging run course.

Beach Terrace:
The grassy hills on Beach Terrace will be buzzing with excitement on race day with plenty of atmosphere, key viewing of the run leg of the race and the place to be to watch the winners claim glory.

Rules To Remember For Cheer Squad, Family & Friends
DO NOT ride, drive or run beside a competitor on any part of the course. This is outside assistance and can lead to disqualification of that competitor.
DO NOT use permanent paint or crayon for graffiti on any road. Chalk is acceptable but where
permanent paint graffiti is identified to a competitor, that competitor will be disqualified.
DO make sure your competitor has read and knows the Athlete Information Guide pertaining to this race.
DO make sure your competitor keeps his/her Competitor Bib # secured to clothing and takes his/her timing band on race morning as this race is timed with a chip.
As a volunteer you may be asked to assist in the following areas:
  • Event registration
  • Guiding athletes as a course marshal
  • Directing athletes at the finish line
  • Manning water stations or turnaround points
  • Guiding spectators at cross-over zones
This will be a spectacular event and the enthusiasm of our volunteer army will be crucial to its success.

Please register on the organisers website.

What happens at the Finish Line?

No matter what time you are finishing, TAKE YOUR TIME AND ENJOY THE FINISH LINE! Friends or family members are not permitted to enter the finish chute and cross the finish line with any athlete. This is a global IRONMAN 70.3 policy for the safety of all participants and to ensure everyone has the opportunity to enjoy their finish line experience. IRONMAN 70.3 is also a competitive environment and we need to ensure the safety of all competitors in the finish chute accordingly. This policy will allow every athlete time to celebrate their accomplishment without impacting on other finishers. Friends and family will also not be able to access the finish-line area and/or the recovery marquee. You can be re-united once you exit the recovery area. Please pass this message onto your supporters so they are aware of the ruling and do not endanger your result. We appreciate your support and advise that competitors who choose not to respect this policy will receive an automatic disqualification.

What happens to me after I finish?

Once you cross the finish line and join the IRONMAN 70.3 family, you will be awarded your finisher’s medals and our volunteers will escort you into the medical/recovery tent. You will then be assessed by our medical team. There are 3 things that can happen to you at this point:
1. You are released to go through to the massage/food area.
2. You are placed in observation while we can monitor you as you recover and then released to the massage/food area.
3. You are taken into the medical area and into the care of our exceptional medical team. It is important that you communicate to your friends and family that this process can take time. It is up to you how long you remain in the recovery tent, some athletes can stay up to an hour or longer at times, so let your friends and family know what your plans are so they do not worry!

What is tiered pricing?

2019 IRONMAN 70.3 Sunshine Coast will also offer tiered pricing based on entry allocation rather than dates. Once allocations are exhausted at each level the price will go up.

Ironman 70.3 Sunshine Coast weather forecast

Clear throughout the day.

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