Panama City Beach offers a beautiful seashore and perfect temperatures, making this race a magnet for triathletes and their families.
This late-season race means you'll have plenty of time to train in all three disciplines, and race some important lead-up events.
This legendarily flat and fast course is waiting for you to make your mark. How fast can you go?
Panama City Beach, on Florida's tropical Emerald Coast, will help you celebrate and relax after the race like no other place can.
One of the most storied North American races, IRONMAN Florida began in November, 1999. It takes place in Panama City Beach, which is known for pristine beaches and moderate fall temperatures. Just as the summer season winds down, it's the perfect time of year to visit northwest Florida—and the event is as much a destination vacation as it is a race.
The swim takes place in the Gulf of Mexico, where athletes will have a short beach run in between laps. Waters are typically in the mid 70's, allowing athletes to wear wetsuits. The two-loop swim course gives spectators a bird's eye view of the entire course.
After exiting the water, athletes are challenged by a fast, flat, one-loop bicycle course. The terrain pushes the body in a way most athletes are not accustomed to: the absence of rolling hills or steep inclines forces consistent pacing. Winds are typically light in the morning, but become more challenging later in the day.
The two-loop run course, while flat, has many turns throughout the local neighborhoods. In the spectator-friendly area, thousands of residents and visitors emerge for fall get-togethers while supporting the competitors. The course also winds through St. Andrew's State Park, a favorite among participants for its shaded areas and wildlife. After the second loop, athletes round the last corner for the final quarter mile to the finish.
Tier 1 Registration
November 6, 2016 – December 5, 2016
Tier 2 Registration
December 6, 2016 – August 5, 2017
Tier 3 Registration
August 6, 2017 – CLOSE
IRONMAN Foundation Entry
Community Fund Entry – $1,400.00 USD
TEAM IMF – Fundraising Entry
Athletes who register after September 18, 2017 will not have race materials personalized (name on merchandise apparel and name on race bib). Athletes will also not be assigned a bib number until Athlete Check-In.
• Price increases will take effect at 11:59 ET on the underlined dates above.
• USAT one-day fees will be $15.00 and annual memberships will be $50.00.
• Please allow approximately 30 days for your registration to appear in your IRONMAN Account.
Partial Refund and Transfer Policy:
Withdrawal requests must be received in writing via e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org. Without exception, all requests must be received on or before September 20, 2017 to be eligible for a partial refund of $150 (USD). Athletes who are unable to attend the event are eligible to transfer their entry into a 2017 IRONMAN or IRONMAN 70.3 race that has general entry slots available. Transfer requests will be honored until September 20, 2017. Please contact email@example.com to request a transfer.
• Athletes must be 18 years of age on race day.
• The Withdrawal Policy also applies to the IRONMAN Foundation Slots.
• This event offers qualifying slots to the 2018 IRONMAN World Championship.
Boardwalk Beach Resort: West Lot
9600 South Thomas Drive
Panama City, FL 32408
Athlete Check-In times are listed on the Event Schedule. All participating athletes are required to check-in during designated times. Athletes must bring a photo I.D. and show proof of current USAT membership (if applicable). Please note that proof of membership can be shown in the form of a physical USAT membership card or a virtual/printed copy. You can download a copy of your membership card by going to www.usatriathlon.org and logging into your membership dashboard.
If athletes do not have a license or are unable to show proof of a current annual membership, they will be required to purchase a one day license of on-site ($15.00, cash only).
Before you leave Athlete Check-In, make sure you have the following items:
• Race packet (bib, stickers, wristband, etc…)
• Timing chip
• Race bag
• Gear bags (if applicable)