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September 15, 2019 @ 6:30 am - 1:00 pm
IRONMAN 70.3 SUPERFROG serves as a charity fundraising race: $35 of each general entry will be a tax deductible donation to the IRONMAN Foundation. The donation portion of this entry will be used to support military and local charities including: the Navy SEAL Foundation and the Optimists Club of Coronado.
The original and longest running half-distance race, the SUPERFROG Triathlon was founded in 1979. The challenging course was designed by a group of Navy SEALSs stationed at theNaval Amphibian Base (NAB) in Coronado to both prepare them for the IRONMAN World Championship in Kailua-Kona, Hawaii and to enhance their training.
In 2016, the race moved to Imperial Beach, just a few miles from its original spot, where it will begin with a two-loop 1.2-mile swim in the open Pacific Ocean with a 100 meter run in between each loop. The surf is notorious for adding to the swimmer’s experience. Athletes will then embark on a four-loop, 56-mile bike course that travels along the beach community of Imperial Beach and scenic Highway 75 experiencing the cross winds of the Silver Strand. The course is flat and spectator-friendly along with beautiful ocean views. The four-loop, 13.1-mile run reflects the beach running that SEALs do in training. Over half the course will include sand with aid stations along the way and at the southern point, a view of the Tijuana Hills.