Runners around the nation are getting ready to lace up their shoes and head to Panama City Beach for the much-anticipated Ironman 70.3 Gulf Coast Triathlon! The event will take place on May 13th, with the race coursing through the rural areas of Panama City Beach, and will be nothing short of a push for those looking to obtain their personal best.

For the start of the race, the participants will have a chance to “test the waters” with a 1.2 mile swim in the Gulf of Mexico. Once competitors make it back to shore, they will hop on their bikes and continue for 56 miles on an out-and-back course through beautiful rustic scenery. The race will end with a 13.1 mile run where racers will speed through the picture worthy beach front areas with a finish line waiting for them at the Edgewater Golf & Beach Resort!

For those coming along to cheer on their loved ones, the day will not be monotonous. With two playgrounds, water slides, a kiddie pool, food vendors and the Ironman Village, the event will be filled with entertainment for the whole family!

The fun doesn’t stop there! Ironman 70.3 will offer 50 slots to the 2017 Ironman 70.3 World Championship taking place on September 9th & 10th of 2017 in Chattanooga, Tennessee.

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