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Muncie has a long history of hosting triathlon events. The first half-distance triathlon event (Muncie Endurathon) was held in Muncie in 1980 at the same venue IRONMAN uses today, and still stands as the oldest continual Triathlon in the World.

Discover the charm of the Hoosier State by racing in IRONMAN 70.3 Muncie. Outdoor adventures, children’s activities, live entertainment, tremendous volunteers, and a memorable IRONMAN experience keep athletes coming back every year. Ten years ago, this event became IRONMAN 70.3 Muncie and loyal athletes from around the country continue to find their place on the starting line each year.

IRONMAN 70.3 Muncie offers slots to the IRONMAN 70.3 World Championship.

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The 1,275-acre body of water will have an expected water temperature of 78° F. Due to the size of Prairie Creek Reservoir, the water temperature can change quickly race week so participants are advised to bring a wetsuit if they have one. The water is usually very calm, but heavy winds can cause the water to become slightly choppy.


Athletes can expect a very fast out-and-back bike course with 56 miles of closed state highways and country roads that wind through rural Delaware and Henry counties. The course hovers approx. 1,000 feet above sea level with less than a couple hundred feet of elevation change. Light winds usually favor athletes on the return trip.


After the fast out-and-back bike course athletes are treated to a competitive run around the south side of Prairie Creek Reservoir. The course continues over rolling hills that challenge athletes before finishing back at Prairie Creek Reservoir.

Muncie Mayor Dan Ridenour and Ironman Group announced a new three-year contract to keep Ironman 70.3 in Muncie through 2024.

Ironman 2021 Recap

With all but one of the full-distance events cancelled in Canada and the U.S. in 2020 due to the COVID-19 pandemic, all the full-distance events in the US and Canada slated for 2021 sold out quickly. In response, Ironman added a new full-distance event to its schedule in Muncie, Indiana. The event ran in conjunction with Ironman 70.3 Muncie on October 2, 2021.

“We are excited to bring a full distance IRONMAN triathlon to this community,” said Keats McGonigal, Vice President of Operations, North America for The IRONMAN Group. “We have hosted races in Muncie for 40 years and are thrilled to bring IRONMAN INDIANA to this community. With the long-standing history these events have built over the years, we know our athletes will be excited to race 140.6 miles across this beautiful and challenging course in the American Midwest.”

“Muncie is proud to have been selected as one of only eight cities in the world during 2021 that will hold both a Full and Half IRONMAN on the same day in 2021. These two simultaneous events will showcase a combined 4000 contestants, with an economic benefit to Muncie and East Central Indiana of $12 to $14 million dollars according to an IRONMAN official,” said Dan Ridenour, Mayor of Muncie.

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To learn more e-mail Jon Anderson or call 765-287-5951