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IRONMAN® 70.3® Vineman triathlon comes to Sonoma County


 IRONMAN® 70.3® Vineman triathlon comes to Sonoma County

Race Day: Sunday, July 10, 2016

More than 2,500 registered elite and age-group athletes from around the world representing 18 countries and 42 states will be competing in the annual triathalon in northern and western Sonoma County from Windsor to Guerneville. Athletes range in age from 18, Rachel Meng from Laguna Niguel, California, to 81, Hunter Temple from Santa Fe, New Mexico. Occupations include Dentist, Engineer, Gardener, Teacher, Writer, Scientist and Pilot.  Athletes will compete in a 1.2-mile swim, 56-mile bike and 13.1-mile run through Sonoma’s beautiful wine country. A professional prize purse of $50,000 is up for grabs as well as 50 age-group qualifying slots to the 2017 IRONMAN 70.3 World Championship, taking place in Chattanooga, Tennessee, USA.

Below you will find times and places for the races - plus MAPS of the routes - and how this will impact traffic in Sonoma County on Sunday, July 10th.

Race Day STARTS @ 6:45 am:

1.2-mile Swim: Russian River/Johnson’s Beach in Guerneville.

Vineman SWIM at Johnson's Beach in Guerneville, CA

56-mile Bike: The one-loop course begins at Johnson’s Beach in Guerneville and finishes at Windsor High School. There is just under 2000 feet of climbing through vineyards and valleys.

Ironman BIKE Route starts iand ends in Windsor, CA

13.1-mile Run: The one-loop run course starts and finishes at Windsor High School and travels through back roads of Sonoma County, passing vineyards and farmland.

Ironman RUN starts and finishes in Windsor at the high school

Finish Line: Windsor High School

Course maps: Details of the course can be found at the following link: Course Maps

Approximately 10:15 a.m. – First (male) finisher expected at finish line (female winner to follow by approximately 20 minutes)

Approximately 5:00 p.m. – Official Race Finish (8 hours and 30 minutes after the final athlete enters the water)

Where is the best place to watch the race?

SWIM: A panoramic view of the swim can be found from the shores of Johnson's Beach. But many people will want to go on the pedestrian bridge that crosses the river just east of Johnsoson's beach by the Guerneville Downtown Plaza.

BIKE: Spectators can cheer on the athletes at Windsor High School. Look at the MAP above of the bike route to see if there's a SAFAE pkace to park and walk to see riders pass by. 

RUN: Excellent viewing areas can also be found at Windsor High School. And again - look at the MAP for where runners wil be passing by to find a place that is safe to park and watch.

The tracking is ONLY available on race day. Please visit and click on ‘Live Coverage’ at the top of the page and select the correct race. Select ‘Athlete Tracker’ and you can search by bib number or last name.