Hobart is set to host Oceania’s IRONMAN 70.3 Tasmania on 5 February 2023. Our beautiful city will provide a playing field like no other, a truly unique course. Check in, event village, swim start, and finish are all together in the heart of the city, and with plenty of great places to stay and play within walking distance.
The original Ironman was held in 1978 on the island of Oahu in Hawaii with just 15 athletes. Today there are over one million athletes taking part in over 240 events globally and across more than 50 countries. This inaugural event has already received over 1200 registrations.
The triathlon will offer a 1.9Km swim in the Derwent River, a 90Km ride and a 21.1Km run. Oceania’s first ever completely indoor transition will be right next to the historic sandstone buildings of Salamanca.
The event will start at 6.25am on Sunday 5 February at Hobart’s beautiful and historic waterfront. Athletes will enter the calm, cool waters of the River Derwent at sunrise with a dive off the back of Brooke Street Pier – Australia’s largest floating pontoon. The swim course will take the athletes from Princes Wharf in a 600m straight line then turning right to hug the shoreline around the famous Battery Point before returning to Waterman’s Dock.
The 90km bike course includes plenty of variation. Athletes will endure a spectacular and challenging course in and around Hobart with the most vertical gain of any Ironman 70.3 bike course in Oceania with 1100m of total elevation. The course begins at Castray Esplanade before a U-turn at Battery Point and a ride through the historic port of Hobart, Franklin Wharf and Constitution Dock. It follows the shores of the Derwent River through residential and rural areas on both the western and eastern shores.
The 21.1km run will allow athletes to enjoy some of the best scenery in and around Hobart on a predominately flat and fast two-lap course before finishing the race at Princes Wharf.
Competitors and spectators alike will experience Hobart’s beauty and our iconic attractions including kunanyi/Mt. Wellington, historic Battery Point and Salamanca, MONA (Museum of Old and New Art), Richmond Village with Australia’s oldest bridge, a host of vineyards producing fine wines, famous Tasmanian cheeses, amazing seafood, and local delicacies to tantalize the taste buds.
Oceana B&B is ideally located overlooking kunanyi/Mt Wellington, the Derwent River and Hobart City.