Athletes begin with a 1.2-mile swim in the waters of Prairie Creek Reservoir. The 56-mile bike course takes athletes throughout rural Indiana and they finish with a challenging run around the south side of Prairie Creek Reservoir. This event brings thousands of spectators and athletes to Muncie each October.
World Triathlon Corporation (WTC) is a Tampa-based company recognized for athletic excellence, distinguished events and quality products. WTC’s ever-growing portfolio includes Ironman, Ironman 70.3, Ironman Executive Challenge (XC), Iron Girl, IronKids brands and 5i50, which have a combined total of more than 100 events worldwide each year. Ironman is the No.1 user-based sports brand in the world and has been a respected name in triathlon since its inception in 1978. As the fastest growing distance in triathlon, Ironman 70.3 has garnered immense attention and has witnessed tremendous success since its 2006 introduction. An exclusive program for top-level executives, Ironman XC provides the ultimate, high-end Ironman race experience. Iron Girl, a women’s only event series that is supported by title sponsor Aflac, has grown from two to 12 events in just six years. Iron Girl, with a mission to empower women toward a healthy lifestyle, has celebrated finishers ranging in age from 5 to 89 years old, with an average age of 35. Re-launched by WTC in 2009, IronKids is a triathlon series for youth ages 6 to 15 years that hosted nine U.S. events in its inaugural year. The brand is expanding both domestically and internationally this year, with 12 U.S. races and licensed events throughout Europe and Asia-Pacific.