The inaugural Ironman 70.3 Boise is scheduled for June 1, 2008 and will utilize a variety of Boise's scenic areas to include: Lucky Peak Reservoir, Sandy Point Beach, the Boise Greenbelt and the downtown area. Ironman 70.3 Boise will serve as one of more than 26 worldwide qualifying events for next year's Ironman World Championship 70.3.
The swim will be held in Lucky Peak Reservoir and start at the Barclay Bay boat ramp. The bike course will leave Barclay Bay, cross Lucky Peak Dam and head south on Highway 21. The bike route encompasses roads primarily south of the airport, including Gowan, Pleasant Valley, 10 Mile Creek, Cloverdale and Kuna Mora. Competitors will follow Federal Way onto Capitol Blvd and into downtown Boise. The bike-to-run transition will be located on Capitol Boulevard and the half-marathon run course will take athletes throughout downtown and on to the tree-lined Boise Greenbelt. The finish line celebration will take place in the heart of Boise's BoDo District, on 8th Street.
There will be a professional prize purse of $25,000 and 50 qualifying slots for pro and age group athletes to the 2008 Ironman World Championship 70.3 taking place on November 8, 2008, in Clearwater, FL.