Salem Welcomes Athletes for IRONMAN 70.3 Oregon

Posted on July 19, 2021

City of Salem – 07/19/21 1:30 PM

More than 2,000 athletes and their supporters from around the world are heading to Salem for IRONMAN’s latest endurance competition.

IRONMAN 70.3 Oregon will take place on Sunday, July 25, 2021, beginning at 6 a.m. in Riverfront Park.

The areas surrounding the more than 70-mile race course will remain open to the public but significant crowds and limited parking should be expected. Several road closures are planned around Minto-Brown Island Park, Riverfront Park, and River Rd. S. Signs are posted in these areas warning drivers of the traffic impacts that may occur throughout the day.

For decades, IRONMAN events have attracted athletes to compete against each other and the grueling course itself. This year’s IRONMAN 70.3 Oregon consists of a 1.2-mile swim down the Willamette River from Minto-Brown Island Park to Riverfront Park, followed by a 56-mile bike ride South on River Rd. S. towards the Ankeny Natural Wildlife Refuge, and finishes with a 13.1-mile run from Riverfront Park through Minto-Brown Island Park and back.

The City and their partners in tourism, including Travel Salem, are proud to host IRONMAN 70.3 Oregon, which is expected to generate approximately $11 million in economic impact for the Salem region. Details about the course, including maps and information about park and street impacts, can be found at Ironman 70.3 Oregon.

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