IRONMAN 70.3 Santa Cruz

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IRONMAN 70.3 Santa Cruz
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The IRONMAN 70.3 Santa Cruz builds on the history of one of California's longest-running events. Passing by many of Santa Cruz's scenic locations, participants will have plenty to see on the way to the finish line.
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Sun, Sep 11, 2022
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Santa Cruz, United States
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Where and when
303 Water St, Santa Cruz, CA 95060, USA
Start times
Sunday, Sep 11, 2022
6:50 AM
Event summary
Here are the distances available for IRONMAN 70.3 Santa Cruz
Route information
The swim will start on Santa Cruz Main Beach next to the historic Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk. Swimmers will swim clockwise around the Wharf and exit the water on Cowell’s Beach.
The bike course is a scenic tour of the California Coastline beginning at Depot Park.The course winds its way through the surrounding West Cliff neighborhoods along West Cliff Drive past historic surf spots and breathtaking vistas of the Pacific coastline. The course then takes you north on beautiful Highway 1 as you pass more beautiful California coastline to the turnaround near historic Pigeon Point Lighthouse. Riders will then head back south on Highway 1 and return back to the Depot Park Transition zone.
The run course is an out and back starting at Depot Park and heading across the West Cliff Bridge to the West Cliff Path. From there, it’s a primarily flat, fast, and coastal run along the West Cliff path around Natural Bridges State Park. The course takes you through the surrounding community, along an access path to Wilder Ranch State Park for the dramatic turnaround on the rugged ocean bluffs. Runners will then return on the same route to an exciting finish on the beach at Cowell’s Beach. The last 100 yards of the run course will be completed on the beach and in the sand.
Aid stations will be every 15 miles.
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What's included
  • Finisher Medal
  • Mask
  • Race Shirt
  • Sling Bag
  • Luggage Tag
  • Timed Race Results
  • Age Group Awards
  • On-Course Nutrition
  • Finisher Certificate
  • Awards Ceremony
  • Post-Race Food
How to get there
303 Water St, Santa Cruz, CA 95060, USA
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By Car
Take exit 442 off the CA-1 to reach the event.
There is a number of parking lots within walking distance of the event.
Event day logistics
12 noon to 7pm Athlete Check-In & IRONMAN Village
3pm Athlete Briefing
5pm Athlete Briefing
9am to 4pm* Athlete Check-In, IRONMAN Village & Mandatory Bike Check-in
10am Athlete Briefing
12 noon Athlete Briefing
1pm First Timer Walk Through
2pm Athlete Briefing
5am to 6:30am Transition Area Open & Gear Set up
6:50am Triathlon starts
7am to 3pm Information Tent/Lost and Found & IRONMAN Village
9:30am to 5pm Athlete Post Race Food
1:15pm to 4:30pm Mandatory Bike & Gear Check-Out
3:15pm Award Ceremony
*All info is based on 2021 schedule, and is subject to change
The IRONMAN Village is the center of the event weekend, serving as the location for Athlete Check-In, Athlete Briefings, and the IRONMAN Merchandise Store. Always free and open to the public, all IRONMAN events will have a village preceding race day. The village offers a great opportunity for athletes and the public to interact with official IRONMAN Partners and Vendors, and to pick up final race day essentials.
Will there be a photographer at the IRONMAN 70.3 Santa Cruz?
FinisherPix will have several photographers working at the swim exit, on the bike course, on the run course, and of course, at the finish line!
Can I wear a wetsuit at the IRONMAN 70.3 Santa Cruz
If the water temperature on race morning measures between 76.2 degrees Fahrenheit (24.55 degrees Celsius) and 83.8 degrees Fahrenheit (28.8 degrees Celsius), the race will be wetsuit optional and athletes who choose to wear a wetsuit will not be eligible for Age Group awards, including IRONMAN 70.3 World Championship slots or Rolldown slots.
What will be available at the aid stations on the IRONMAN 70.3 Santa Cruz?
The Aid stations will have Water, Gatorade Endurance Formula, Red Bull, Cola, Maurten Gel 100, Maurten Gel 100 CAF 100, Quantum Energy Squares, Fig Bars, Chips, Pretzels, Fruit - Bananas & Oranges, ActivICE (Run Aid Station 1 Only).
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