IRONMAN announced that Augusta, Maine has become the new host venue for the IRONMAN® 70.3® Maine triathlon in 2022. The 2022 edition of the event is scheduled to take place on Sunday, July 31, 2022, with general registration opening Jan. 31, 2022 at www.ironman.com/im703-maine.
“IRONMAN 70.3 Maine has been an athlete favorite for the same reasons people love to come to Maine in the summer. This charming capital city will offer athletes that perfect Maine experience,” said Dave Christen, Regional Director of the Northeast for The IRONMAN Group. “We are excited to partner with this great city, the Kennebec Valley Chamber of Commerce, and the regional partners who will support the event. Athletes will fall in love with the capital city as Augusta will not only become a staple in their racing calendar, but also a favorite place to stay year-round. We can’t wait for athletes to come see what makes summer in Maine so special.”
Located in the heart of the Kennebec Valley in central Maine, Augusta hosts both natural and historic beauty as the state capital. The city of Augusta is located on the Kennebec River, just about an hour away from Portland, Maine. Augusta is known as one of Maine’s “best kept secrets,” with many historical, cultural, and recreational offerings. During the summer, visitors can walk the Victorian architecture-lined streets of historic downtown Augusta. The city also hosts endless outdoor recreation from arboretums, parks, museums, sturgeon fishing (the inspiration for the event logo), golf, and more. Downtown Augusta offers delicious dining options, quaint shops, numerous attractions, and the historic Old Fort Western, America’s oldest surviving wooden fort built in 1754. Athletes from around the world looking to experience Maine will be amazed at the charm and the hospitality found in Augusta and the region.
“The Kennebec Valley Chamber of Commerce is excited to host and welcome an IRONMAN 70.3 event to Augusta,” said Katie Doherty, President & CEO Kennebec Valley Chamber of Commerce. “This is going to be a huge economic impact for our region and members. I am excited to showcase our area to all of the athletes and guests and show them how great it is to live, work, and play here.”
This triathlon tour of Maine begins with a downriver point-to-point swim in the Kennebec River where athletes will then transition near the Maine capitol buildings and onto the bike leg. The bike course will feature very green, tree-lined roads with rolling hills to break up the 56-mile route. Once back into Augusta and to the capitol area, the athletes will transition to a 13.1-mile run featuring the Kennebec River Rail Trail and some running in and amongst Augusta and the surrounding communities.
For more information on IRONMAN 70.3 Maine, please visit www.ironman.com/im703-maine. For more information on the IRONMAN® brand and global event series, visit www.ironman.com.
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