The new IRONMAN Santa Rosa offers athletes the same high-quality
event they've come to know and love in the heart of Sonoma County, with
winding roads dotted with vineyards and world-class accommodation.
Staged in beautiful Sonoma County and traversing through quaint
communities like Geyersville and Healdsburg, IRONMAN Santa Rosa draws
not only triathletes, but their wine and food loving family and support
crews back every year. The event is a ticket into the heart of the
world-famous wine regions of the Napa and Sonoma valleys, and once
you're there, you won't want to leave. There are B&Bs and boutique
hotel options to suit every budget, as well as thousands of wineries,
craft breweries, and farm-to-table restaurants for pre-race fueling and
post-race celebrations. The race also offers a springboard for vacation
itineraries including the San Francisco Bay Area, Santa Cruz mountains,
and coastal redwood forests.
The split transition race begins at Lake Sonoma, nestled in the
beautiful mountains of Northern California. The 2.4-mile swim is a
single loop taking place in calm, clean Lake Sonoma. Athletes will
transition to their bikes, setting out on the 112-mile course featuring
gentle rollers as they ride through famous wine country and quaint
towns. The City of Santa Rosa hosts transition two where athletes will
begin a tree-lined, two-loop marathon along the Santa Rosa Creek trail.
The finish line will take place at the new Courthouse Square park
ideally located in downtown in Santa Rosa where great food and wine can
be enjoyed by all spectators.
Preserving the best parts of the iconic IRONMAN Vineman event and
improving the overall athlete experience, the course, which is less than
10 miles from the original venue, is a tour of Sonoma County's
beautiful wine country and pastoral countryside, passing through famous
grape growing regions including: the Russian River Valley Region, Dry
Creek Valley, and Alexander Valley.