The IRONMAN Village will be established at the Salem Convention Center July 8 – 10, with the race start and finish taking place at Salem’s Riverfront Park on Sunday, July 10.
The areas surrounding the more than 70-mile race course will remain open to the public but significant crowds and limited parking should be expected. Several road closures are planned around Minto-Brown Island Park, Riverfront Park, and River Rd. S. Signs are posted in these areas warning drivers of the traffic impacts that may occur throughout the day.
This year’s Ironman 70.3 Oregon consists of a 1.2-mile swim down the Willamette River from Minto-Brown Island Park to Riverfront Park, followed by a 56-mile bike ride South on River Rd. S. towards the Ankeny Natural Wildlife Refuge, and finishes with a 13.1-mile run from Riverfront Park through Minto-Brown Island Park and back.
Supporters who’d like to cheer on the athletes at the Finish Line are welcome to gather at Salem’s Riverfront Park near the new Gerry Frank Salem Rotary Amphitheatre. Athletes are expected to cross the Finish Line anywhere between 9 am – 3 pm, with the majority of athletes finishing between 11 am – 1 pm.
The City of Salem and their partners in tourism, including Travel Salem are proud to host Ironman 70.3 Oregon, which is expected to generate approximately $10 million in economic impact for the Salem region. More details about the course, including maps and information about park and street impacts, can be found at Ironman 70.3 Oregon.