Experience the iconic Ironman 70.3 (kilometre) race in Western Sydney this November.
This event is part of international series of Ironman events and is sure to thrill sports fans and spectators alike.
An Ironman 70.3 is half the length of a full Ironman race. The Western Sydney race has been voted number one for overall athlete satisfaction in a survey of thousands of athletes from all over the world who have competed in the event over the years.
The reasons for that number one rating are obvious. The course is positioned at the base of the stunning Blue Mountains, with the bike course offering breathtaking views. The water component is located at the Penrith Lakes, and the flat run course takes place near Penrith’s beautiful Nepean River along the Great River Walk.
The runners return to the Sydney International Regatta Centre in Castlereagh to complete the course, and spectators will have the opportunity to cheer them on as they come down the finish chute. Join thousands of spectators in beautiful Western Sydney and witness this incredible sporting feat.
The Ironman 70.3 Western Sydney race promises to be an exciting, inspiring, and incredible display of strength, talent and determination. Come and support local, national and international athletes as they compete in this gruelling event.
Castlereagh is a suburb that’s about 67 kilometres north-west of the Sydney CBD in the city of Penrith. It’s just over an hour’s drive via the M2 or the M4. Penrith is the closest train station on the Main Western Line. From there, you can catch a bus to Castlereagh.
If you’re travelling from interstate or overseas to support a competitor, there is a range of accommodation available nearby, but make sure you book early so you don’t miss out. Click the link below to explore the range of accommodation options available.
The Ironman 70.3 Western Sydney is a major sporting event in Australia. The award-winning race takes place at Penrith Lakes, located 30 miles west from Sydney’s central business district. Held during the fall, it has been hailed as one of the best destination sporting events for athletes especially those who want to appreciate what the city has to offer.
The swim course is 1.9km, with a cut of time at 1:10:00 hour. The lap is located in Penrith Lake, an iconic attraction in Sydney equipped with adequate space for spectators. The rectangular course begins and ends fronting the grand stand, before swimmers make the exit to Transition. The two-lap bike course is 90km, with a cut off time of 5:00:00. Cyclists are treated to vistas of the Blue Mountains while pedalling through the countryside. The bike course starts at McCarthys Lane, Whitewater Stadium, Castlereagh Road, and The Driftway. The 1.5 lap run course is 21.1km, with a cut off time of 8:00:00. It starts at the base of the Blue Mountains and along the Nepean River, passes through the Great River Walk by the Sydney International Regatta Centre, then runners return to Penrith Lake before returning to Festival Village facing the grand stand to finish.
Applicants should be at least 18 years of age during Race Day to qualify for general individual entry and team entry. Additionally, all athletes are required to have an annual membership to the Triathlon Australia in order to be eligible to join the races. Those who don’t have a valid registration will be asked to purchase one during entry. Fees start at $383.40 for individual entry, and $464.40 for team entry. All entries are inclusive of a race number, timing chip, race kit, personalized race products, street gear bag, and an athlete’s gift. Course inclusions cover: event timing, closed road course, medical support, aid stations on the course, post-event recovery area with massages, food and drink; and volunteer support. Athlete finisher products include a finisher towel, medal, and category winner trophy.
Athletes will be glad to know that there are no waiting lists for the Ironman 70.3 Western Sydney. All applications and entry forms are filled out online. However, IRONMAN has the right to reject entries, issue invitations, or adjust race entry fees. Entries will not be transferable, and completion of the online entry means that participants agree to the terms and conditions.