Carilion Clinic IRONMAN 70.3 Virginia's Blue Ridge Update

Due to the Executive Order issued by Governor Northam, the 2020 Carilion Clinic IRONMAN 70.3 Virginia's Blue Ridge scheduled for June 7, 2020 will not take place as planned. There will be more details to come.

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Carilion Clinic IRONMAN 70.3 Virginia's Blue Ridge Triathlon

UPDATE - Due to the Executive Order issued by Governor Northam, the race on June 7, 2020 will not take place as originally planned. More details to come. 

The Carilion Clinic IRONMAN® 70.3® Virginia's Blue Ridge triathlon will be held on June 7, 2020 in the Roanoke Valley in Virginia's Blue Ridge Mountains.

Registration is now available on the official IRONMAN website >

IRONMAN Virginia's Blue Ridge - RegistrationThe event will offer 40 age-group qualifying slots to the 2020 IRONMAN 70.3 World Championship in Taupõ, New Zealand.

Visit Virginia's Blue Ridge is acting as the housing agency for athletes and visitors for the Carilion Clinic IRONMAN 70.3 Virginia's Blue Ridge and is the ONLY official housing bureau for this event. Book your accommodations for the event >

Located in the heart of Virginia's Blue Ridge Mountains, Roanoke is the largest metropolitan area in Virginia's mountain region. It's a hub for outdoor recreation, and also boasts a diverse arts & culture scene. Roanoke is best known for the iconic Roanoke Star, which sits atop Mill Mountain and is adjacent to the Blue Ridge Parkway - America's Favorite Drive.

For outdoor lovers, Roanoke offers a bevy of hiking and biking trails convenient to downtown and is a designated Silver-Level Ride Center® by the International Mountain Bicycling Association®. Virginia's Blue Ridge has staked its claim as America's East Coast Mountain Biking Capital and is the perfect setting for an IRONMAN 70.3 branded event.

Course Information

IRONMAN 70.3 Course Info & MapsThe 2020 Carilion Clinic IRONMAN 70.3 Virginia's Blue Ridge triathlon will begin with a rolling start format.

The race will include a:

  • 1.2-mile swim at Carvins Cove
  • 56-mile bicycle ride through Botetourt County and along the iconic Blue Ridge Parkway
  • 13.1 mile run on the Roanoke River Greenway

The finish line for the event will be at River's Edge Park. Learn more about the course on the IRONMAN website. Course info >

Visit Virginia's Blue Ridge is grateful for the partnership of Carilion Clinic, the Western Virginia Water Authority and its local governmental partners for providing support for this event.


Ironman Roanoke - VolunteersBe A Volunteer!

Interested in volunteering to help with the event? Check out available shifts and volunteer roles on the IRONMAN website and select the areas where you're able to help out and complete the volunteer form. Someone will follow up with you for more information.

Volunteer sign-up >


For more information on the 2020 IRONMAN 70.3 Virginia's Blue Ridge triathlon, visit the IRONMAN website. You can also read the news release about this major event announcement for Virginia's Blue Ridge.

If you have questions about the event, contact virginia70.3@ironman.com.

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Training Events

- Carilion Wellness IRONMAN Education Series | March 16-17 (Canceled), April 13-14, May 11-12
- Downshift IRONMAN Training Climb | March 21 (Canceled)
- YMCA Salem Tri Swim Training | March 22 (Canceled), April 19, May 24
- Botetourt YMCA Tri Swim Training - Beginner | April 1 - 24 (Canceled), April 29 - May 22 (Wednesdays & Fridays)
Botetourt YMCA Tri Swim Training - Advanced | March 31 - April 23 (Canceled). April 28 - May 21 (Tuesdays & Thursdays)
- Brambleton Center Triathlon Fan to Finisher Series - Tri Indoor Cycling | April 25 & May 2 


Attractions, museums, special events and all kinds of fun things to do to keep everyone entertained.


Enjoy the delicious local flavors of Virginia's Blue Ridge.


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