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2021 Trianual Ironman® 70.2 Indian Wells-La Quinta Return

2021 Trianual Ironman® 70.2 Indian Wells-La Quinta Return on December 5, 2021

Following a year of COVID-19-induced interruptions, the Trainual IRONMAN® 70.3® Indian Wells-La Quinta triathlon will return to racing on Sunday, December 5, 2021.

Based on California’s blueprint to reopening, the IRONMAN team will be developing event protocols that will be communicated with athletes once confirmed with Riverside County, host cities and venues. The operating principles will be designed to allow for events like the 2021 Trainual IRONMAN 70.3 Indian Wells-La Quinta triathlon to be organized in a manner consistent with local community objectives and expectations set by public health entities.

“We are excited to have IRONMAN 70.3 return to the La Quinta this year. This signature event represents the healthy lifestyle of our city, while showcasing outstanding athletes from around the world,” said City of La Quinta Mayor, Linda Evans. “We’re confident that the experience of enjoying our beautiful community and welcoming businesses will be memorable for both participants and visitors to our Coachella Valley.”

“We are thrilled to be back in the communities of Indian Wells and La Quinta,” said Paul Huddle, Senior Regional Director at The IRONMAN Group. “After the success of our first two events, this has become a highly sought-after IRONMAN 70.3 finish line. As the world begins to re-open, we look forward to reconnecting in person with our community partners, volunteers, and athletes in this beautiful part of the world. We expect that the first Sunday in December will be a true celebration.”

What to Know:

· Popular end-of-season event will offer participants the opportunity to compete in the Coachella Valley with a beautiful, scenic Southern California backdrop.

· The Trainual IRONMAN 70.3 Indian Wells-La Quinta triathlon will offer qualifying slots to the 2022 IRONMAN 70.3 World Championship in Taupō, New Zealand.

· Volunteering is one of the best ways for friends and families to see their athletes on race day. Anyone who is interested, please email IM70.3IWLQ@IronmanVolunteers.com.

The Trainual IRONMAN 70.3 Indian Wells-La Quinta triathlon will take athletes on a 1.2-mile swim, 56-mile bike and 13.1-mile run through the Coachella Valley, one of the most beautiful areas of California. Athletes will start their day with a swim in the clear waters of Lake Cahuilla, providing an ideal experience for athletes of all levels. The one-loop bike course offers a flat and fast experience across county roads, the Thermal Raceway, the City of La Quinta and the Indian Wells Tennis Gardens. The day ends with a beautiful run through the Indian Wells Golf Resort and finish line at the Tennis Gardens.

The IRONMAN Foundation will distribute $18,000 in charitable giveback to local organizations within the region this year, bringing its total regional giveback to nearly $40,000. To learn more about the IRONMAN Foundation and donate visit www.ironmanfoundation.org.

For more information about the 2021 Trainual IRONMAN 70.3 Indian Wells-La Quinta visit, www.ironman.com/im703-indian-wells. Media related inquiries may be directed to press@ironman.com.


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