Ironman announces new IM 70.3 Louisville

Ironman 70.3 Louisville (Picture: Ironman)

Ironman has announced that Louisville, Kentucky, will once again host an IM-branded event – with the new Ironman 70.3 Louisville triathlon scheduled to take place on Sunday, August 18, 2024.

Having run for consecutive years, from 2007 to 2019, Ironman Louisville in Kentucky was cancelled due to COVID in 2020, with Ironman confirming that the full distance event would not return in 2021. The new event brings the Kentucky venue back to the IM 70.3 racing circuit. General registration for the 2024 IRONMAN 70.3 Louisville triathlon opens on Wednesday, September 27, 2023.

“We are excited to return to one of our long-standing communities in Louisville, Kentucky,” said Eric Atnip, Regional Director for The IM Group.

“After hosting Ironman events for so many years, we know athletes will be thrilled once again to enjoy the race experience in this truly unique Kentucky venue. With many of the same course elements as before, we believe the Ironman 70.3 Louisville triathlon will be as popular as the previous Ironman events.

“We look forward to working with our partners at the Louisville Sports Commission to produce an unforgettable event that will excite athletes from all over.”

The 2024 Ironman 70.3 Louisville triathlon will begin with a 1.2-mile downriver swim in the Ohio River, near the same location as the original event. Athletes will then transition at the Great Lawn in Waterfront Park, to a scenic 56-mile bike course leaving Louisville and continuing to the rolling hills and countryside of Oldham County.

The 13.1-mile run will take athletes along the Ohio River and through several Louisville parks on the way back to a finish line experience downtown just as the original IM event did.