“Swim 2.4 miles, bike 112 miles, run 26.2 miles- BRAG FOR THE REST OF YOUR LIFE”
– John Collins, Ironman co-founder.
Originally a challenge issued in 1978 by Commander John Collins and his wife Judy, the Ironman is a series of 3 long distance triathlon races consisting of a swim, ride and run. The first Ironman took place in February 1978 with 15 competitors travelling to Waikiki.
The Subaru Ironman 70.3 Muskoka takes place this Sunday- July 7th beginning at 7:00am. Ironman Muskoka is known as a mid-summer race loved for its stunning beauty and naturally tough course. Participants will swim 1.2 miles in beautiful fairly lake, followed by a 56 mile bike ride through picturesque Baysville, and finishing up with a 13.1 mile run through historic Huntsville ending at the Huntsville Summit Centre. The race offers 40 qualifing spots in the 2020 Ironman 70.3 World Championship in New Zealand.
More information on the Muskoka Ironman can be found here.
Want to Volunteer on Race Day? The Lake of Bays United Churches will be running a water station at in the Bike Course and are still looking for volunteers to assist with distributing water to the athletes. To volunteer please call Jennifer at 705-349-0054.