Ironman announced today that Jones Beach State Park and the southern shore of Long Island will play host to the inaugural Ironman 70.3 New York – Jones Beach triathlon. The race is schedule to make its debut on Sept. 23, 2023. Athletes will take on a journey as they will embark past some of Longs Island’s most beautiful areas such as the Jones Beach Theater, the iconic Jones Beach Boardwalk, and Nassau County’s Wantagh State Parkway.
“We could not be more excited to bring an Ironman 70.3 triathlon to Long Island for the first time,” said Dave Christen, Sr. Regional Director for The Ironman Group. “With some of the most beautiful beaches in the Northeast, we know our athletes will enjoy the stunning scenery, beautiful weather, access to New York City, and friendly communities here on Long Island.”
Ironman 70.3 New York – Jones Beach will treat athletes to a 1.2-mile swim in Zach’s Bay at Jones Beach State Park, a scenic 56-mile bike ride along the Wantagh State Parkway, culminating with a 13.1-mile run along the world-famous Jones Beach Boardwalk that stretches down the coast with a unique finish line experience on the beach itself.
“The Ironman 70.3 New York will bring an electrifying competition – and thousands of athletes and fans – to the beautiful Jones Beach State Park,” Erik Kulleseid, Commissioner, New York State Office of Parks, Recreation & Historic Preservation. “Long Island’s most popular state park will be a great stage to showcase these athletes’ incredible determination and skill.”
Located on the southern shore of Long Island, Jones Beach State Park is a national treasure just 40-miles outside Manhattan and New York City. The soft sand beaches emerge from within the vibrant energy of New York City and showcase some of the best reasons to discover Long Island. With three international airports to fly into and the Long Island Rail Road, visitors can reach Jones Beach easily and experience many areas in Nassau County, Long Island and the greater New York City region. The Jones Beach Theater hosts some of the largest musical acts and tours throughout the year and the area also plays host to one of the largest air shows on earth. Athletes who come by plane, train, or automobile will have plenty of offerings to enjoy and support your experience on Long Island at Ironman 70.3 New York – Jones Beach.