Nicknamed Honu, in honor of the Hawaiian green sea turtle, the IRONMAN 70.3 Hawai`i offers competitors a beautiful venue. It starts with an open-ocean swim and follows with a challenging course along the northern half of the IRONMAN World Championship bike course.
The swim is an elongated rectangle that parallels the shoreline, in a counter-clockwise direction. Buoys will be places at each turn and appropriate intervals along all legs of the course. At the final buoy turn LEFT towards the shore for the swim finish.
"Challenging" and "inspiring" are terms often used to describe the IRONMAN 70.3 Hawai’i bike course. The scenic route follows the northern half of the famous IRONMAN World Championship bike course on the legendary Queen Ka’ahumanu Highway up to Hawi and back.
The scenic but challenging 2 loop run course will travel throughout the resort grounds, around residential areas and golf courses, along the shoreline by The Fairmont Orchid past petroglyph fields and ancient fishponds. The run will be entirely within the resort grounds and will cover paved roads, cart paths and grass on several out-and-back segments. There will be 6 full aid stations plus several checkpoints. **CONTESTANTS ARE PROHIBITED FROM RUNNING ON THE GOLF COURSE PRIOR TO RACE DAY. DOING SO WILL RESULT IN RACE DISQUALIFICATION.**
Fairmont Orchid - Hawaii: • 1 N Kaniku Dr • Waimea, HI • 96743