AUGUSTA (WJBF) – Organizers of the IRONMAN® 70.3® Augusta have announced information regarding the IRONMAN® 70.3® route and traffic plan. 

Traffic conditions will be impacted on area roads on Sunday, September 24, 2023 beginning at 4 a.m. and continuing until 6 p.m.

The IRONMAN® 70.3® triathlon will begin at 7:00 a.m. with a 1.2-mile swim from the Sharon Jones Amphitheater in North Augusta to the 5th Street Marina in Downtown Augusta.

From there, the athletes will transition to the 56-mile cycling leg that will wind through south Augusta.

The cyclists will return to the transition area at 5th Street Depot to begin the 13.1-mile run leg of the race through Downtown Augusta. 

There will be dozens of security vehicles including local law enforcement and city vehicles assisting with road closures and safety.

If travels catch you in the midst of the competitions, organizers suggest that remain where you are, enjoy the race and proceed safely when you can.

Updated traffic notifications and alternate routes will be available on Google Maps and the Waze App on race day, September 24.

Bike Course: 
The first group of cyclists will take the route at approximately 7:19 a.m. Organizers anticipate all roads to be clear by 3:00 p.m. The cyclists will start on Reynolds Street. They will turn onto 5th Street then merge onto Gordon Highway to begin the trek to south Augusta. Roads along the cycling route will be open to traffic. Major intersections will be monitored by law enforcement officers.

Run Course: 
Race organizers expect the leaders to begin the run at approximately 9:00 a.m. According to the race cut-off time, runners must be off the course by 6:00 p.m. On Greene and Reynolds Streets, one lane of traffic along the route will be designated for the race, with cones marking the circuit. Broad Street will be closed to vehicle traffic from 13th Street to East Boundary. Motorists are encouraged to park on streets not affected by the race course.
No Parking Areas:
The following areas will be designated no parking areas from 4:00 a.m. until 6:00 p.m. September 24:

  • Broad Street from East Boundary to 13th Street, including center parking bays.
  • Reynolds Street from East Boundary to Bay Street.
  • 8th Street from Reynolds Street to Broad Street.

Bike Course Affected Roads:

Affected RoadEstimated Times for First Athlete – Last Athlete
Reynolds St
Greene St
5th St7:20-10:15
Gordon Hwy7:20-10:30
Gordon Hwy Flyover7:20-10:30
Mike Padgett7:20-1:00
Old Waynesboro7:30-11:45
Hephzibah McBean8:10-12:15
4-H Club8:30-1:10
Doug Bernard to Gordon Hwy8:30-2:00
Gordon Hwy and Taylor9:00-2:05
Taylor and 4th9:00-2:05
Watkins and East Boundary9:05-2:10
Sand Bar Ferry9:05-2:15

Run Course Affected Roads:

AFFECTED ROAD       FROM                        TO                        AFFECTED TIME

Broad St.E13th St.East Boundary4 a.m.-6 p.m.
Broad St.WEast Boundary12th St.4 a.m.-6 p.m.
East BoundarySReynolds St.Greene St.4 a.m.-6 p.m.
Greene St.EEast Boundary13th St.4 a.m.-6 p.m.
13th St.NGreene St.Broad St.4 a.m.-6 p.m.
12th St. Broad St.Jones St.4 a.m.-6 p.m.
Jones St. 12th St.10th St.4 a.m.-6 p.m.
10th St. Jones St.Reynolds St.4 a.m.-6 p.m.
8th St. Reynolds St.Broad St.4 a.m.-6 p.m.
Reynolds St. 10th St.Bay St.4 a.m.-6 p.m.
Bay St. Reynolds St.Reynolds St.4 a.m.-6 p.m.

For more information and to download course maps, visit the event website.