The long wait is over—IRONMAN 70.3 Goa is finally BACK on 8 October 2023. A once in a lifetime opportunity! Happening right here in the state of Goa, India.
Here is your chance to be a part of the most awaited international triathlon race of INDIA: 1.9km Swim, 90km Bike and 21.1km Run.
Goa is a state in western India with coastlines stretching along the Arabian Sea. Its long history as a Portuguese colony prior to 1961 is evident in its preserved 17th-century churches and the area’s tropical spice plantations. Goa is also known for its beaches, ranging from popular stretches at Baga and Palolem to those in laid-back fishing villages such as Agonda. A bustling area within the capital Panjim, Miramar centers on its namesake beach, a palm-lined strip where shacks sell local fashion, jewelry, and food. Cozy diners offer traditional Goan fare, trendy cafes dish up wood-fired pizzas, and upscale hotel restaurants serve western and Indian dishes.
The swim course is a 1-lap triangular 1.9km swim in the serene waters of Miramar Beach which includes a 750m swim out, a 400m turn right, and another 750m swim back to the start. The course would be a 1-lap clockwise flow of swimmers and with the rolling swim start will offer a smoother, safer and more efficient swim experience for all our athletes.
The bike course is a 2-lap, 90km bike ride, starting at Miramar Circle and proceeding to the Dwija Circle Turn. Athletes then turn left on the Ribandar Causeway overlooking the scenic Mandovi River to turn around to merge into the new 3-lane Highway. They will enjoy a gradual climb passing the Bambolim Stadium on their left. This takes them towards the new bridge overlooking a stunning landscape and lush greenery on either side till Agaçiam village. After reaching the first u-turn point, athletes will retrace back to the Dwija and Miramar Circles and get to the Aivão Village at the bottom of the Dona Paula Hill which is their second u-turn point. Athletes will then come back to the Miramar Circle and repeat the entire lap again. The bike course is a closed road race to ensure that contestants are not impacted by civilian traffic.
The run course is a 3-lap, 21km run which will begin at Miramar Circle, go past Dona Paula circle to take a right heading to a u-turn point about 500m towards Raj Bhavan Road, and come back to Dona Paula circle to the start point and repeat the entire lap twice again. The run course is a closed road race to ensure that you are not impacted by civilian traffic.