One of the most popular and rigorous races available around the world is the Ironman. This popular event is showcased all over the world each year with multiple races hosted. The beautiful terrain of Southern California makes it a prime location for this incredible event. Ironman hosts the Indian Wells La Quinta marathon each year and has become one of the biggest races on the West Coast. Racers and spectators travel from all reaches of the globe to enjoy this annual event. Read on to learn all about Ironman 70.3 Indian Wells La Quinta.
A Race Like No Other at the Palm Springs Ironman
If you are unfamiliar with the Ironman races you are in for great the feat. Racers train year after year to take on this rigorous yet rewarding triathlon. Being a triathlon, the Ironman race includes running, biking, and swimming portions. The Indian Wells La Quinta race covers 70.3 miles and is considered a Half Ironman. Participants must swim a 1.2 mile stretch, bike 56 miles, and finish up with a 13.1 mile run. Participants who perform among the top can even qualify for the World Championship competition held each year!
How to Enjoy the Ironman
If you do not plan on racing and wish to cheer on the local competitors make sure to check out the Ironman Village. This location is the central hub for the weekend including athlete check-ins, briefings, and the merchandise store. The Ironman Village is always open and free to the public and offers you the best way to interact with athletes and local vendors. Parking around the Ironman Village can be a challenge so plan on ride sharing or taking public transportation for the easiest way to and from this area!
Winter Marathon 2019
The Ironman 70.3 Indian Wells La Quinta marathon is held each December, so participants can enjoy the cool winter weather. The 2018 event just finished up this December and is already gearing for the 2019 event. While event details have yet to be posted you can find them in the next few weeks at www.ironman.com/events/americas/ironman-70.3/indian-wells-la-quinta.aspx. Expect the Palm Springs Ironman race to take place on the first or second weekend of December 2019!
An Ironman Palm Springs Getaway
Do not miss the next Ironman Indian Wells La Quinta triathlon event taking place in December, 2019. You will find the best lodging by choosing one of our luxury vacation rentals in the area. At Palm Springs Getaway, we make sure our guests are close to the exciting events found around town. Book your next Palm Springs getaway online today.