There will be a new host venue for Ironman 70.3 Maine – the event previously held at Old Orchard Beach will now be held in the state capital – Augusta. The race will be held on July 31, 2022, with general registration opening on Jan. 31, 2022.
You can get information about the race here.
Augusta, renowned for its “historical, cultural and recreational offerings,” is on the Kennebec River and is about an hour away from the state’s largest city, Portland. In addition to the numerous dining options, quaint shopping area and other attractions, the city features Old Fort Western, the oldest surviving wooden fort in the United States, which was built in 1754.
The race includes a 1.9 km, downriver swim in the Kennebec River. Athletes transition near the state capitol and then head off for a 90 km bike along rolling, tree-lined roads. The 21.1 km run course heads along the Kennebec River Rail Trail and also goes through Augusta and the surrounding communities.
The race will feature qualifying slots for the Ironman 70.3 World Championship, but details on the number of slots are still to come.