April 27, 2019
Just 27 miles north of Houston, The Woodlands is the perfect venue to host the IRONMAN North American Championship. The Woodlands is one of America’s first master-planned communities, is close to two major airports, numerous parks, and a bustling downtown for athletes and their families to enjoy. With plenty of amenities within walking distance, this pedestrian-friendly community makes it easy for visitors to find their way around town during race week.
Athletes will begin with a 2.4-mile swim in Lake Woodlands. The rolling start, point-to-point swim begins at North Shore Park and ends at Town Green Park. The two-loop, out and back 112-mile bike course takes participants south through the scenic, rolling farmland of east Texas. The day ends with a 26.2-mile run taking place entirely within The Woodlands and concluding with a spectacular finish on Waterway Ave.
The 2018 Memorial Hermann IRONMAN Texas North American Championship offers 80 qualifying slots to the 2018 IRONMAN World Championship in Kona, Hawaii.