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accenture IRONMAN 70.3 California - March 28, 2015

Welcome athletes, friends, family and fans of Ironman! Oceanside is excited to have you have back for this world-renowned event.

NEED ACCOMMODATIONS? For group rate assistance, please contact our Group Travel Department and check back here for our 2015 accommodation listing.

RESOURCE GUIDE: Visit Oceanside has compiled a list of resources, including: Athlete Meals, a list of businesses that support athlete’s needs,  deals and steals (including additional restaurant offers), information about our bike friendly community, and things to do during your stay. 2014 Ironman Resource Guide

HAVE YOU MADE ARRANGEMENTS TO SHIP YOUR BIKE?  Trust the race experts at Endurance House in Oceanside for your Bike Drop off and Delivery.  They will accept delivery of your bike and will reassemble the bike and get it ready for your event.  After the race, drop it off at the shop, and they will disassemble your bike, pack it, and ship it back home. 760-978-6422

Quick Information

DISTANCES: 1.2-mile swim, 56-mile bike and 13.1-mile run [/two_third]

[Please Note: This information is tentative and subject to change. Last updated 1/24/2014]

We will keep this page and our social media sites updated with photos and news.

Ironman 70.3 California 2014 Event Schedule

ATHLETE CHECK-IN: Oceanside Beach Community Cntr, 300 North The Strand, Oceanside, California 92054

SWIM START/T1: Oceanside Harbor, 1350 North Pacific, Oceanside, California 92054

TRANSITION: 200 North Pacific Street, Oceanside, California 92054

FINISH LINE: Oceanside Pier (near Oceanside Beach Community Center) 200 North The Strand, Oceanside, California 92054

FAST FACTS (Download Fast Facts here):

There are 2 transitions at accenture IRONMAN 70.3 California
1. You will receive a bike and run gear bag at Athlete Check-In. You cannot check-in your bike and bike gear until race
morning, but there is optional Run Gear Check-In Friday from 2 p.m. to 7 p.m. in T2.
2. T1 opens at 4:45 a.m. on race morning and will close at 6:30 a.m. T2 will open at 4:30 a.m. and will close at 6:15
a.m. on racing morning.
There are 50 qualifying Age Group slots to the 2014 IRONMAN 70.3 World Championships.
There is NO swimming in Oceanside Harbor prior to race day.
Water temperature is expected to be between 58-62 degrees Fahrenheit

AWARDS CEREMONY:  4 p.m. at the Oceanside Pier Amphitheatre

ATHLETES: Nearly 2,500 athletes from 30+ countries

PROFESSIONAL PRIZE PURSE: Totaling $50,000

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For Athletes looking for detailed information, please click here.

Click here to download the full pdf: Ironman 70.3 2013 Guide (the 2014 guide will be posted here when available)

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What is an Ironman 70.3?

An Ironman 70.3, also known as a Half Ironman, is one of a series of middle-distance triathlon races organized by the World Triathlon Corporation (WTC). The 70.3 refers to the total distance in miles covered in the race. The half Ironman is broken down into a 1.2-mile swim, a 56-mile bike ride, and a 13.1-mile run. Each distance of the swim, bike, and run segments are half the distances of those segments found in an Ironman triathlon.

The Ironman 70.3 series culminates each year with a World Championship competition, of which competitors qualify for during the 70.3 series in the 12 months prior to the championship race. In addition to the World Championship race, Ironman 70.3 championship competitions are also held for the European, Asia-Pacific, and Latin America regions

Read more at: Ironman 70.3 Wiki & Ironman.com

Ironman 70.3 California History

Accenture IRONMAN 70.3 California was originally an IRONMAN event in 2000 and 2001 and completely held on Camp Pendleton; after 9/11, the race was turned into one of the first IRONMAN 70.3 events. The city of Oceanside worked alongside Camp Pendleton to accommodate the race, going so far as to allow the one and only time of the year that anyone is allowed to swim in Oceanside Harbor.

The bike portion still goes through the rolling hills of Camp Pendleton but also takes one along the coastal beauty of the San Clemente State Parks. The route takes the cyclists down to view the Oceanside Pier which is one of the longest fishing piers in California. The run portion takes the athlete along the strand to view the miles of white, sandy beaches and next to the amphitheatre that used to be a swim plunge. The runners will enjoy heading down to the southern tip of Oceanside where one feels that they have stepped into a Scandinavian fairy tale with the architecture of the homes. The finish line will make one feel like a champion as they finish on the strand, with the pier in sight and spectators everywhere.

Read More at: Ironman.com

Ironman 70.3 California History via Youtube