Augusta's Ironman event already full

Augusta’s first Ironman event is already full.

The ESi Ironman 70.3 Augusta, scheduled for Sept. 27, is no longer accepting entries. Randy DuTeau, event manager for the Greater Augusta Sports Council, said 3,177 competitors have signed up. Registration closed July 4.

“It’s turned out to be huge,” DuTeau said.

The event is a half Ironman, meaning competitors will swim 1.2 miles, bike 56 miles and run 13.1 miles.

The race will begin with the swim portion at the Riverwalk Marina and competitors will make their way down river to the Boathouse. From there, they will get on their bikes and head out Sand Bar Ferry Road and cross the Savannah River into South Carolina. The 56-mile route will take them through Jackson, New Ellenton and Beech Island before they return to the Boathouse.

The 13.1-mile run will begin there and will consist of two circuits through downtown Augusta before culminating at Augusta Common.

The event is put on by Premier Event Management.

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