Ironman Victoria 70.3 is the newest WTC race and that makes a total of 31 events in the 70.3 North American Series.
The WTC bought the race along with four other races in the Subaru Western Triathlon Series from Lifesport Properties Inc.
The Victoria race will become the Saunders Subaru Ironman 70.3 Victoria and the inaugural race will take place on Sunday June 15, 2014.
The race has a proven track record and has been in existence for 19 years.
The single loop 1.2-mile swim will take place in Elk Lake, the 56-mile bike in the Saanich Peninsula, and the 13.1-mile run on the Elk Lake Trail.
It’s great to see another WTC event in Canada and perhaps it’s a sign of things to come as there are so many great potential venues across the country.
Victoria 70.3 joins Ironman Whistler, Ironman 70.3 Muskoka, Ironman 70.3 Calgary, Ironman Mont Tremblant, and Ironman Mont Tremblant 70.3 in the Canadian Family of WTC races.
The timing of the race is great for those who are planning to take on Ironman Whistler and would like to incorporate a 70.3 race into their preparation.
Although Ironman Victoria 70.3 is the newest WTC race it will most certainly become a very popular one.
Victoria is a fantastic tourist destination as well and if you’ve never visited Vancouver Island this is a great opportunity to incorporate a family holiday into your race plans.
Paul Renensberg, owner of Lifesport stated “Livesport will remain on as the Official Coaching Partner of Ironman 70.3 Victoria and the entire Western Triathlon Series.”
The race on June 15, 2014 will have 75 age group slots available to be won for the 2014 Ironman World Championship set to take place in Mont Tremblant on September 7, 2014.
General registration is open at Ironman.com/victoria70.3.