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Ironman 70.3 – Traverse City – August 25, 2019

Ironman 70.3 - Traverse City
Known as the Cherry Capital of the World, Traverse City is excited to host the inaugural Ironman 70.3 Traverse City race on August 25, 2019.

The race consists of a 1.2 mile swim in West Grand Traverse Bay, a 56 mile bike through Leelanau County and Benzie County, and a 13.1 mile run along Boardman Lake, finishing on Front Street in the heart of downtown Traverse City.

Athletes and spectators will find a host of unique restaurants and a variety of wineries and breweries to enjoy during their time in Traverse City.

The 2019 IRONMAN 70.3 Traverse City will offer 30 qualifying slots to the 2020 IRONMAN 70.3 World Championship.


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Wednesday October 2nd, 2019 - 11:51 am

IRONMAN 70.3 Traverse City

General registration for 2020 IRONMAN 70.3 Traverse City is officially SOLD OUT!

We'll see you in Traverse City 😎
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General registration for 2020 IRONMAN 70.3 Traverse City is officially SOLD OUT! 

Well see you in Traverse City 😎

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LOVED this course and excited to race again next year!!!

Enjoy!!! Great Race!!

Sign up for Steelhead! Great race in June!

I may.....I competed in 2006 stealhead.

Hopefully more people that registered actually show up

Great news . .

I knew it would sell out quick!

I'll be there!

See y’all in August, or if you leave here I’ll see y’all around town swimming biking running !

How did that happen? I wasn’t alerted that registration was open yet!!!!

My goal if they bring back for 2021!!!

See you there!


Booked!! See yall in August


That didnt take long!

Brennen See

Is it August yet?

What’s the water temp?!🀣

Glen Lee. 😒

Ray Sutter did you get in?!

Laura Muma!!!! We got in 😊 just in time.

Loren what what??? You made the cut, Kid! πŸ‘πŸ»

Argenta Natoli Matuszak Patty McMullen Thiele

Janice Peat lol well never mind

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Tuesday October 1st, 2019 - 12:41 pm

IRONMAN 70.3 Traverse City

We had a feeling slots would fill up quickly for 2020 IRONMAN 70.3 Traverse City.

Register now before it's too late!
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We had a feeling slots would fill up quickly for 2020 IRONMAN 70.3 Traverse City. 

Register now before its too late!

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I thought it was sold out by this time last year.

From what I’ve now learned it is a half iron man. Not full iron man. Let’s do this TC! Let’s request a full for next year! Epic! Go TC 🏊🏾‍♀️ 🚲 πŸƒπŸΏ ! Keep up the training you can do it!

I’m seriously considering it!

Surprised it didn’t sell out!

Jeff Hermanek wanna go again next year?

Scott Mohr!!

Melissa Ciraiz

Michele Lindberg. For Craig?

Michele Lindberg. For Craig?

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Tuesday October 1st, 2019 - 12:00 pm

IRONMAN 70.3 Traverse City

It's here! Registration for 2020 IRONMAN 70.3 Traverse City is now open!

Act fast because slots are not expected to last long!
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Its here! Registration for 2020 IRONMAN 70.3 Traverse City is now open! 

Act fast because slots are not expected to last long!

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My dad and I will be there! Yay! I'll be 41 and he'll be 66, how fun is that!?!?!?!

Looking forward to my first!

IN, first at this distance

Relay sold out before noon registration opened how’s that happen?🀬

I’m in

Stephanie Edwards


Konnor Stephen Lange

Eve Ratliff?? Want to get crazy?

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Monday September 30th, 2019 - 6:04 pm

IRONMAN 70.3 Traverse City

With general registration opening tomorrow, let’s take a look back at the 2019 race with race director Joel Gaff... What were your favorite parts of race week in Traverse City? ... See MoreSee Less

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For a first time event, 2019 was practically flawless. We appreciate the effort you & Ironman made to set a high bar😎

Hey Joel! Thanks so much for all you’ve done setting up this year’s great race, and next years as well! Any sense whether the bike course complaints are likely to lead to changes?

Awesome atmosphere and Volunteers! Also I have done 29 70.3's and Traverse city had the most challenging Bike and the best run out of all of them! I will see you next year! πŸ™‚

OMG, volunteers and spectators are amazing and they really do get the athletes to the finish line.

I’d like to thank the medical support at the finish line who patched up my daughter after she walked into a pole while I was out on the run. 😁

Extremely well organized and awesome race! Any chance there can be enough inventory for the TC shirts and accessories? Seems like almost everything was sold out by Saturday.

Many many people (kids included) that live in my subdivision (50+) gathered at our entrance with signs, cowbells and cheered every single competitor on. More needs to be done at side roads to ensure that no cars drive on the road while bicyclists are on the road. We had to stop multiple cars and get them off the road.

Loved the bike course, spectators, empire was great, rolling start swim. Truly amazing event

I loved the rolling start for the swim. I had my fastest swim of the season they gave my group a full minute to wait to start too so we had clean and clear water not full of athletes.

I loved having so many awesome coffee shops close to the course.

As a volunteer this year, Maybe moving the food for the athletes closer to the finish line, Like the open lot next to transition. I know the farmers market is in there Saturday, but Sunday it was open.

The volunteers I came into contact with were great! I’d like to especially thank 2 of the water support volunteers Jill (SUP) & Tim (Kayak)-they were very encouraging & helpful with trying to keep swimmers on track when it was difficult to sight the buoys when swimming “into” the sun.

My eyes were a bit like that as a kayak volunteer too πŸ˜³πŸ˜†

Joel, you have been a stellar race director. Thank you so much for doing all you have for the athletes! Can't wait for 2020!

I did water support and I have to say Yes, this was the cleanest water I have swam in/ Kayaked in all season. <3

I am looking forward to doing water support again next year and maybe racing in 2021.

Beautiful day ! So well organized and amazing volunteers!!! Thank you

TC was definitely the buzz race this weekend at IMCHOO, wore my gear proudly while supporting and so many people were asking about it.

Sorry. Did you discuss the run and bike courses? Will there be any changes to the routes, or simply to early to tell.

Clearest Cleanest Swim Ever. My best swim. Beautiful Bike Course.

The run was my favorite even though my PF flared up. Lots of support, shade, flat, fun, and fast.

The coke was COLD!!! So perfect!!! Great job at the aid stations for keeping it cold!

I and a bunch of friends (like 20 more) signed up for this great adventure. I can’t wait!!!

That finish probably spoiled me for all future Ironman events (it was my first). It was epic!

With the orange cones they seemed to take up a lot of space. I personally didnt feel comfortable passing if when we were 3 wide. Maybe next year use smaller cones?

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