Ironman 70.3 North American Championship Des Moines – Des Moines, IA
This flat course and invigorating community support will guide you on your journey to achieve a personal best. This race will serve as the 2020 IRONMAN 70.3 North American Championship.
The one loop, counter clockwise swim will take place in beautiful Gray’s Lake just miles from the heart of downtown Des Moines. Spectators will have prime view of the course as athletes swim by the lake pedestrian bridge and prepare to exit at the Gray’s Lake Park. Athletes can expect to take on calm, moderate waters with a typical water temperature in the high 60’s to low 70’s. This will be a rolling start swim keeping all the buoys to your left.
The one loop bike course has very few turns and takes athletes from Grays Lake Park through scenic Water Works Park, brand-new roads in West Des Moines and the rural beauty of Iowa that will take cyclists through a mix of corn fields and city views. It truly is a “Field of Dreams”. Rolling hills and flat roads will highlight a course that’s inviting to all athletes striving for a personal best. The athletes will return to Grays Lake Park at the conclusion of the bike course.
The flat and fast, two-loop run course will begin at Gray’s Lake Park and athletes will make their way towards downtown Des Moines. The run course will highlight the Des Moines River, Raccoon River, the State Capitol, and Pappajohn Sculpture Park, as well as many of Des Moines’ favorite restaurants and shops, making this a course all athletes and spectators will enjoy. The lively finish line of the 2020 Certified Piedmontese 70.3 North American Championship is located on Court Avenue, the entertainment destination in beautiful Downtown Des Moines.