Ironman has announced a new full-distance race that will run in conjunction with Ironman 70.3 Muncie (Muncie, Indiana, USA) on October 2. Registration for the new race will open on January 25 at www.ironman.com/im-indiana.
“The first half-distance triathlon, The Muncie Endurathon, was held in Muncie in 1980 at the same venue Ironman uses today,” the company said in a releast today. “Ten years ago, this event became Ironman 70.3 Muncie and loyal athletes from around the country continue to find their place on the starting line each year. In 2021, after 40-plus years of collaboration with the State of Indiana, the City of Muncie and Delaware County, The Ironman Group will add a one-time-only full-distance event that will take place on the same day as the historic IRONMAN 70.3 Muncie race on October 2, 2021.”
Ironman’s full-distance races in Canada and the U.S. are full this year, no-doubt prompting the addition of Ironman Indiana just for this year.
According to today’s release: “Ironman Indiana will begin by taking athletes along a 2.4-mile two-loop swim in the waters of Prairie Creek Reservoir. The 112-mile bike course will wind through rural Delaware county that will be completely closed to traffic. Similar to the Ironman 70.3 Muncie event, athletes can expect minimal elevation gain. To finish, the 26.2-mile run course will consist of two laps through rolling hills on the south side of Prairie Creek Reservoir before hitting the finishing chute.”