Announced last week, the long time and established IRONMAN 70.3 Buffalo Springs Lake triathlon has been replaced by the new IRONMAN 70.3 Lubbock event. Roughly 10-miles is the distance from the old IRONMAN 70.3 triathlon venue in Texas to the new location in Lubbock. The new event on June 30, 2019 will feature a 1.2 mile swim in the Historic Dunbar Lake, a 56-mile out and back bike ride from inside Lubbock to southeast of Ransom Canyon and a 13.1-mile run through the Texas Tech campus with a finish inside the Jones AT&T Stadium.
After nearly 30 years in Buffalo Springs Lake, long-time race organizers Mike and Marti Greer have decided to move their 70.3 race to Lubbock. It has been their goal since 2006 to move the event to Lubbock in search of smoother roads for the bike leg and a more spectator friendly course.
“The Lubbock IRONMAN 70.3 Triathlon is a fantastic event to bring to our city, and will give us a chance to show-off Lubbock on a national platform,” said Mayor Dan Pope . “Athletes from all over the country will be able to compete against the best, while also learning that Lubbock is a thriving city with so much to offer.”
Triathlon: IRONMAN 70.3 Lubbock
When: June 30, 2019
Where: Lubbock, Texas
The 2019 IRONMAN 70.3 Lubbock will have 30 qualifying slots for the 2019 IRONMAN 70.3 World Championship race in Nice, France.
The Texas triathlon event will also be hosting the 2019 IRONMAN 70.3 Handcycle Championship and will be offering , 2 Handcycle slots for the 2019 IRONMAN 70.3 World Championship in Nice, Frace and 2 Handcycle slots to the 2019 IRONMAN World Championship in Kailua-Kona, Hawaii.
Athletes already registered for the IRONMAN 70.3 Buffalo Springs Lake race have had their race entries moved to the new IRONMAN 70.3 Lubbock event. Visit this link to register for the new event in Lubbock www.ironman.com/lubbock70.3