Ironman has confirmed that the seaside city of Morro Bay, California, and the central California coastline will play host to its newest Ironman 70.3. Ironman 70.3 Morro Bay is scheduled to take place on May 20, 2023.
“We are thrilled to bring the excitement of Ironman 70.3 racing to this unique and beautiful central California community,” said Tim Brosious, Northwest Regional Director for the IM Group.
“With the longstanding history that triathlon has in this region, we know our athletes will enjoy the stunning scenery, beautiful weather and friendly community here in San Luis Obispo County.”
Ironman 70.3 Morro Bay will take athletes on a 1.2-mile swim in Morro Bay, before heading into a 56-mile bike course that is lined with vineyards and ocean views through the rolling hills of San Luis Obispo County. A 13.1-mile run will culminate the event as athletes will reach the finish line along the Embarcadero in downtown Morro Bay.
“On behalf of the city and our community, we are excited to welcome Ironman to our community,” said Morro Bay Mayor John Headding. “Morro Bay is the perfect host for this iconic endurance event with our nice weather, proclivity for outdoor activity, and one of a kind waterfront. We hope the thousands of athletes who participate in the Ironman 70.3 Morro Bay triathlon enjoys their experience here and avail themselves of our wonderful restaurants, shops and overnight accommodations. Good luck to all the athletes in 2023 and beyond. The Ironman 70.3 triathlon is a world class event and we are honoured to bring it to our community in Morro Bay, a community that appreciates outdoor recreation and nature exploration year-round.”