The Opera house, the Harbour Bridge, stunning beaches, the Blue Mountains, fun nightlife, koalas and a World’s Best IRONMAN 70.3 race!
Voted NUMBER 1 for Overall Athlete Satisfaction by thousands of athletes around the globe, IRONMAN 70.3 Western Sydney has everything going for it. Come and experience the race everyone is talking about for yourself.
Explore amazing Sydney and race the World’s Best IRONMAN 70.3 at the iconic Sydney International Regatta Centre.
How to enter the Ironman 70.3 Western Sydney
- Triathlon: Swim 1.9km, Bike 90km, Run 21.1km
Ironman 70.3 Western Sydney route
Swim Course – 1.9km
Swim Cut off Time – 1:10:00 hour The 1 lap swim course is situated in the man made, sheltered Penrith Lake home to the 2000 Olympic Sydney International Regatta Center (SIRC), perfect for the nervous swimmer. The iconic and purpose built facility is the perfect swim course for both spectators and athletes as the rectangular shaped course starts and finishes in front of the grandstand before exiting to Transition.
Bike Course – 90km
Bike Cut off Time – 5:00:00 from Wave start Athletes will take in scenic views of the Blue Mountains and roll through the countryside on the two lap bike course.
Cyclists will leave the race precinct via McCarthys Lane, heading around Whitewater Stadium (hitting it again on the second lap) before making their way onto Castlereagh Rd and head towards The Driftway via Brookes Lane. Athletes will return to the precinct via McCarthy’s Lane and completing their ride over the bridge and towards transition. Smooth road surfaces will see fast course times as they head onto the run course while introducing technical turns for a challenge.
Run Course – 21.1km
Run Cut Off – 8:00:00 hour from Wave Start After some fantastic athlete feedback, the 2016 brand new run course is making a comeback and set at the base of the stunning Blue Mountains and Nepean River, along The Great River Walk right alongside the Sydney International Regatta Centre before returning runners re-live the best of the 2000 Olympic venue as the rest of the run course encircles the iconic Penrith Lake. The course will complete 1.5 laps heading out and back around the lakes perimeter on the inner footpath, whilst spectators can watch from the grandstand or meet and track athletes from the outer footpath. Athletes will return to the Festival Village in front of the grandstand to celebrate down the finish chute.
The close and compact course will create a stadium-like atmosphere for all to enjoy.
IronmanStart Time: 6:15am
Ironman 70.3 Western Sydney weather forecast
Possible light rain in the evening.
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