The city not only knows how to throw a superb party, it’s a gracious host for an IRONMAN 70.3 event. Race hard and then party in the “Big Easy,” for a dose of racing and culture.
With strong influences from France, Africa and the Caribbean Islands, New Orleans boasts a variety of food, culture, and architecture. Take in live jazz, zydeco, or blues at the Spotted Cat, House of Blues and Preservation Hall. Hit the French Quarter to sample some jambalaya, and people-watch your way around this mainstay of the race circuit. Finally, there is a tour option for everyone, whether you’re a history buff or paranormal thrill-seeker, guided excursions offer visitors of all interests a chance to learn about the city’s intriguing past.
This race offers 30 qualifying slots for the IRONMAN 70.3 World Championship, as well as a $15,000 Pro Prize Purse.
The IRONMAN 70.3 is comprised of a 1.2 mile swim, a 56 mile bike, and 13.1 mile run.