20 years of IRONMAN Wisconsin

Join us in celebrating (or avoiding) the iconic triathlon’s 20th anniversary.

IRONMAN participant crossing finish line in front of state Capitol.

How would you fare after nine plus hours of exercise around Madison? | Photo by Madison WI Sports

IRONMAN Wisconsin celebrates its 20th birthday in Madison with a weekend filled with out-of-town visitors, heroic athleticism, and road closures.

Since 2002, IRONMAN Wisconsin has become an iconic indication that fall is upon us. The triathlon will take place Sun., Sept. 11 (half-distance race on Sat., Sept. 10) and consist of three events:

  1. Swim | 2.4 miles | Lake Monona
  2. Bike | 112 miles | Monona Bay and westward
  3. Run | 26.2 miles | Around + west of the Capitol

There are plenty of opportunities for friends, family, and locals to get in on the action. Monona Terrace will be the place to be for swim spectators, or you can grab some outdoor seating on State Street to watch the runners, while keeping it balanced with beer and curds. If you want to keep up with the bikers, hop on the Verona shuttle (every 20 minutes, 8 a.m.-6 p.m., S. Carroll St. & E. Wilson St.).

If you’re looking to avoid the crowds and navigate the Isthmus stress-free, check out these traffic maps to plan accordingly. Street closures will begin Sun., Sept. 10 at 11 a.m.

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