Ironman Melbourne 2013
Urban Hotel Group IRONMAN Asia-Pacific Championship Melbourne - Sun 24 Mar
2,200 international triathletes will compete in one of the most important triathlons in the world.
ROAD CLOSURES - EastLink's southbound carriageway (including the Mullum Mullum tunnel) and Frankston Fwy southbound will be closed for this event from 4am to 7pm on Sunday 24 March. There will be other road closures in Frankston and Melbourne. road closure details and map on Ironman website
If travelling south that day use Springvale Rd then Mornington Peninsula Fwy from Springvale Rd to Peninsula Link. EastLink's northbound carriageway will remain open and Peninsula Link will not be affected.
The Victorian Government is proud to support major events such as the 2013 IRONMAN Asia-Pacific Championship. They shine the world's spotlight on our sporting capital, boost tourism to our State and help to energise our economy. More importantly, they inspire even more people to get out there, go for a run, ride or swim, boost their health, and be a part of the festival atmosphere.
Be part of the action at these spectator hubs
more spectator information on Ironman website
Swim - 3.8km - Frankston Waterfront
Bike - 180km - two return laps of Frankston-Ringwood via EastLink
Run - 42.2km - Frankston to St Kilda following the bayside coast
- LIVE SITE Peter Scullin Reserve Mordialloc (1pm-9pm)
LIVE SITE Green Point Brighton (Live from 2pm-10pm)
FINISH LINE Catani Gardens St Kilda (3pm-midnight) experience the perspiration, emotion and inspiration
LIVE SITES have commentator, big screen, live music, car access, food options available.
Why not make a day of it in Frankston on Sunday 24 March?
Visit Frankston on Sunday 24 March to see the Ironman event and then visit Sandsculpting Australia's "Under the Sea" with 3,500 tonnes of sand carved into an underwater world of fantasy.
Or take in Stephen K Amos's comedy show at 7pm the same day at Frankston Arts Centre. more
Image credit: Delly Carr | Sportshoot