The capital of the state of Santa Catarina in the south region of Brazil, Florianópolis is known for its beaches, lagoons and waterfalls. With a history that dates back over 4,000 years, the area is filled with archaeological sites, landmark houses, churches, museums and fortresses with old Portuguese architecture. Activities abound for athletes looking to try their hand at surfing, backpacking, hang gliding, and mountain biking. IRONMAN 70.3 Florianópolis will lead athletes along 1.2-mile (1.9 km) swim, 56-mile (90 km) bike and 13.1-mile (21.1 km) run throughout the city that has lived the IRONMAN spirit for almost two decades, hosting IRONMAN Brazil.
The race will begin in the Ingleses Beach with a one-lap swim. After the swim, the one-loop bike course will take participants through a scenic an extremely fast course. Athletes will conclude the race with a three-loop run along sparkling beaches in one of the most beautiful cities in Brazil.