The city of Galway will host the inaugural IRONMAN 70.3 Galway on Sunday September 4, 2011, allocating 35 qualifying slots for the Foster Grant IRONMAN 70.3 World Championship in Florida.
Located on Ireland’s West Coast and within short driving distance of Shannon airport and two hours from Dublin, Galway is known as the “Cultural Heart of Ireland”, hosting numerous festivals, celebrations and events.
The start of the race begins between the seaside village of Salthill and the famous ancient Claddagh fishing village around which the city of Galway grew. The 1.9 km swim takes place in the sparkling waters of Galway Bay, the 90 km bike course leads along the coast and through the enchanting landscape of the green island. The run course covering 21.1 km begins in the seaside resort of Salthill and ends with a spectacular finish line in downtown Galway.
Registration opens on October 11, 2010. For more information about the race, please visit www.ironmanireland.com.