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Ironman 70.3 Sunshine Coast

Ironman 70.3 Sunshine Coast

The Ironman 70.3 is a triathlon event that will be held at Mooloolaba on the Sunshine Coast. This exciting event welcomes participants worldwide and all age groups to compete for the ultimate prize.

Ideally located, Mooloolaba provides the perfect setting for this event due to its year-round warm climate and pristine surf beaches.

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The race begins with a 1.9km swim, followed by a 90km bike lap, which incorporates both flat and fast sections and finally, a 21.1km foot race, which will finish in the heart of Mooloolaba.

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 counter-clockwise course, starting at the eastern, more sheltered end of Mooloolaba Beach and finishing approximately 120m west of the swim start.

Ride: 90km – The cycle leg begins from Transition at Parkyn Parade Park opposite the Mooloolaba Boat Ramp in Mooloolaba and heads out onto the Sunshine Motorway via Mooloolaba Esplanade and Buderim Avenue. The Motorway is fast and smooth with few undulations – perfect for a speedy bike time! Once off the highway, athletes will ride along the beachfront to Maroochydore and back, then back onto Buderim Avenue for a second lap before heading back into Transition in Mooloolaba.

Run: 21.1km – From the Transition, runners will head east along The Spit and complete a lap of Point Park before heading north and onto the iconic Mooloolaba Boardwalk and Esplanade. After heading over the scenic Alexandra Headland Hill (the views are worth the leg burn!), athletes will continue to Cotton Tree via Sixth Avenue and Alexandra Parade. Athletes will follow the same route for the second lap along picture-perfect ocean shores before finishing on Beach Terrace, steps away from your beach recovery.

The Athlete Village is located at The Wharf multi-storey car park, and the finish line is on Beach Terrace, steps away from a beach recovery.

With more than 1,800 athletes from around the world (who qualified at another IRONMAN 70.3 event) competing, this makes the Ironman 70.3 one of the biggest sporting events on the Sunshine Coast.

All athletes must be 18 years of age on race day. The swim will be a rolling start, and athletes should note that wetsuits are prohibited. The best place to watch the athletes is in the transition area and the finish line for spectators.


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