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Second St. Jude IRONMAN Memphis triathlon set for October 1

The event is in support of St. Jude and brings in thousands of athletes from around the globe.
Credit: WATN

MEMPHIS, Tenn. — After a successful inaugural year in 2021, the second edition of the St. Jude IRONMAN 70.3 Memphis triathlon is set to take place Saturday, October 1. 

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The event will take athletes on a 1.2-mile swim, 56-mile bike, and 13.1-mile run, in succession, beginning at Shelby Farms Park, through Shelby County, and into the rural rolling hills of Fayette County. Athletes will begin their 70.3-mile journey when they tackle the swim in the waters of Hyde Lake. The bike course will offer athletes rolling hills through the trees and neighborhoods throughout Shelby and Fayette Counties. Once off the bike, athletes will then embark on their two-loop, spectator-friendly 13.1-mile run that is all contained within Shelby Farms Park roads.

The event is in support of St. Jude and brings in thousands of athletes from around the globe. 

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Volunteer opportunities for the triathlon are available. Volunteerism grants are also available to groups interested in volunteering. 

You can find more information about the triathlon on the event's website

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