IRONMAN Boulder


The third annual IRONMAN Boulder triathlon will take place from 6:20 a.m. to midnight on Sunday, August 7th. About 2,000 athletes, along with their friends and families, will be in Boulder to participate in the world’s largest IRONMAN. The triathlon route includes a 2.4-mile swim in Boulder Reservoir, 112-mile bike ride through Boulder and area counties, and 26.2-mile run along the Boulder Creek Path, with the finish line at 13th and Arapahoe in downtown Boulder.

Festivities will kick off on Friday, August 5th with a Welcome Concert featuring The Samples (admission is free).  The Beer/Wine/Margarita Garden opens at 5:30 p.m.  IRONMAN Boulder Opening Ceremonies starts at 7 p.m. and The Samples take the stage at 8 p.m.

Athletes, several downtown businesses extend a heartfelt welcome and invite you to enjoy a variety of specials and promotions.  Click here to learn more!


Spectator Information (from IRONMAN Boulder's Website):

From 9 am to 5 pm on Thursday - Saturday (August 4 - 6, 2016) there will be an IRONMAN Village set up just north of the stadium at Boulder High School, with spectator guides and information about how best to watch the race.

Swim Start viewing – Ride the shuttles to the Boulder Reservoir and pick a spot on the reservoir dam to watch the athletes kick off the race. There is no access to the swim unless via Shuttle. The shuttle runs from 4 am to 10 am on Sunday morning.

Bike Course viewing – Head up to Purple Door Market in Hygiene, Colorado and watch the athletes pass by twice. Boulder High School will be one of the best places to see the athletes, who will be getting off their bikes at the stadium and then passing Boulder High School twice during their run along the Boulder Creek Path. Other great locations to cheer on the runners include the Boulder Civic Area, Scott Carpenter Park, and the finish line at the intersection of 13th and Arapahoe.

Running Course/Finish viewing – The course is on the Boulder Creek Trail and will have many runners on it at any given time. IRONMAN asks that you do not attempt to ride your bike along the trail to see your athlete. Boulder High School will be one of the best places to see the athletes, who will be getting off their bikes at the stadium and then passing Boulder High School twice during their run along the Boulder Creek Path. Other great locations to cheer on the runners include the Boulder Civic Area, Scott Carpenter Park, and the finish line at the intersection of 13th and Arapahoe. Use surface streets to view the athletes.

Finish Line viewing – The finish line is two blocks south of the Pearl Street Mall (at 13th and Arapahoe) in the Civic Area. Spectators are invited to enjoy the street entertainers as well as all the great dining and shopping along the Pearl Street Mall and adjacent East and West End districts. Parking in City of Boulder parking garages are free on Saturdays and Sundays- there are several garages located within walking distance of the finish line.

For additional information, please visit the IRONMAN Boulder website.
Or take a look at the 2016 Athlete/Spectator Blueprint.

Additional Resources:

IRONMAN Boulder Website

Boulder Convention & Visitors Bureau

 

 

 

Road Closure Information (August 5-8):

SEE CITY OF BOULDER PRESS RELEASE FOR ADDITIONAL DETAILS
  • 13th Street from Canyon to Arapahoe closed from Friday at 3PM to Monday at 10AM.
     
  • Arapahoe closed from Broadway to 14th Street from Saturday at 3PM to Monday at 10AM.
     
  • Arapahoe closed from Broadway to 17th Street from Sunday at 3AM to midnight.
     
  • Arapahoe will be East bound only from 17th Street to Folsom Sunday from 10AM to 6PM.
     
  • Expect delays crossing Folsom on Sunday from 11AM to 6PM from Iris to Arapahoe. Alternative Route: 28th to Baseline to Broadway to avoid delays.
     
  • 14th Street will be closed on Sunday 3AM to midnight from Canyon to Arapahoe – local traffic only.

 

 

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