Ironman, in partnership with the Greater Springfield Convention and Visitors Bureau, has announced that the city of Springfield, Massachusetts, will be the host city for the inaugural Ironman 70.3 Western Massachusetts. The debut of the IM 70.3 Western Massachusetts triathlon is scheduled to take place on Sunday, June 11, 2023.
“We could not be more excited to bring the Ironman 70.3 brand to the state of Massachusetts for the first time,” said Dave Christen, Senior Regional Director for Ironman. “Western Mass is a beautiful part of the country that we feel our athletes will really enjoy. This event is shaping up to be a fantastic early summer event to kick off the regional racing calendar.”
Ironman 70.3 Western Massachusetts will consist of a 1.2-mile swim, 56-mile bike and 13.1-mile run. Athletes will start with a downriver swim in the Connecticut River.
Once out of the water, athletes will transition to the bike at Riverfront Park in downtown Springfield for the 56-mile ride around the region. Once back to Riverfront Park the race will conclude with a run using the riverwalks and downtown streets of Springfield.