Like A Local: Spectator's Guide to Ironman 70.3 Augusta
IRONMAN 70.3 Augusta Week is a local favorite. The city is buzzing with excitement as athletes from around the world swim, bike, and run through our city in preparation for their 70.3-mile journey to greatness.
After several years of cheering on local athletes as they race to the finish, we've learned a thing or two about the best places to watch. We've also got the inside scoop on things you won't want to miss while you're in our city.
The new swim course will take place up the Savannah River on the South Carolina side by the SRP Park/Green Jackets stadium and finish under the 5th Street Pedestrian Bridge. Athletes swim for 1.2 miles (with the current - expect record swim times!).
Spectators can park at the garage (small fee) next to SRP Park and will be able to “access” the stadium where the athletes are staging. You will also be able to see a live stream of the event on the jumbotron inside the stadium. This is one of the best places to watch swim start! *Please proceed to stands or seating and give athletes as much space as possible inside the stadium to stage.
Local Pro Tip: If you want a good view of the river and all of the swimmers at the start, head to the 5th Street Bridge and watch them swim below! Click here to see the Swim Course Map.
The 56-mile course is a single loop beginning at the new transition area central to the downtown Augusta area taking athletes through South Augusta before ending back at the same transition area.
Local Pro Tip: It's a bit of a hike to watch the swim start and be there for transition, but if you want to see your athlete on the bike course, find a spot along Reynolds Street. Click here to see the Bike Course Map.
The new run course is designed to showcase the beautiful Savannah River running along the Augusta Riverwalk and through the historic streets of downtown Augusta. It's pretty flat and loops twice before ending at the Augusta Common.
Local Pro Tip: You can walk from Reynolds to Greene Street to Broad Street and back as they loop through downtown. And when it's time to cross the finish line you're only half a block away! Click here to view the Run Course Map.