The Ironman Triathlon, an endurance race held in more than 50 countries around the world, will host its first Long Island event at Jones Beach in September.
The inaugural Ironman 70.3 New York triathlon will have participants swim, bike, and run along the shore, bike path, and boardwalk at Jones Beach State Park. Registration for the Sept. 23 event opens on Feb. 1.
“The Ironman 70.3 New York will bring an electrifying competition – and thousands of athletes and fans – to the beautiful Jones Beach State Park,” said Erik Kulleseid, commissioner of the New York State Office of Parks, Recreation & Historic Preservation. “Long Island’s most popular state park will be a great stage to showcase these athletes’ incredible determination and skill.”
Racers will aim to complete a 1.2-mile swim in the park’s Zach’s Bay, a 56-mile bike ride along the Wantagh State Parkway, and a 13.1-mile run on the Jones Beach Boardwalk, with the finish line taking runners to the beach.
This Ironman triathlon at Jones Beach is a qualifying race for the 2024 VinFast Ironman 70.3 World Championship in New Zealand. Top performers can be placed in age group qualifying spots for the world championship.
“We could not be more excited to bring an Ironman 70.3 triathlon to Long Island for the first time,” said Dave Christen, senior regional director of the Ironman Group. “With some of the most beautiful beaches in the Northeast, we know our athletes will enjoy the stunning scenery, beautiful weather, access to New York City, and friendly communities here on Long Island.”
To learn more about Ironman 70.3 New York, visit ironman.com/im703-new-york.