Ironman Race to Affect Raleigh Roads Sunday

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The Ironman Triathlon Sunday in Raleigh will affect several roads as contestants bike, swim and run their way across Chatham and Wake counties.

More than 2,700 people from 15 countries and 43 states have registered for the Ironman 70.3 Triathlon. The race begins at 7 a.m. at Jordan Lake with a 1.2-mile swim. Racers then begin a 56-mile bike ride to downtown Raleigh.

Riders will enter Raleigh’s city limits on Lake Wheeler Road at Tryon Road. They will travel north and then turn left on South Saunders Street and then turn right on South Street. A transition area will be in place between Salisbury Street and Wilmington Street for the final leg – a 13.1 mile half-marathon.

The race is expected to impact traffic in Raleigh from 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Police will be present to direct traffic along the route.

Map of Ironman Road Closures in Downtown Raleigh

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Road closings:
• Fayetteville Street between Davie Street and Lenoir Street will be closed from 6 a.m. on June 1 until 11 p.m. on June 2;
• The right lane of U.S. 64 between Pea Ridge and Beaver Creek will be closed from 7 a.m. to 10 a.m. on June 2;
• The right lane of N.C. 55 Bypass between Avent Ferry Road and Old Smithfield Road heading north from 8 a.m. to 12 p.m.;
• Lake Wheeler Road north of Tryon Road from 9 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.;
• Exits along the I-440 Beltline to Lake Wheeler Road from 9 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.;
• South Saunders Street between Lake Wheeler Road and South Street from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.;
• South Street between South Saunders Street and Wilmington Street from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.;
• The left lane of Wilmington Street between South Street and Edenton Street from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.;
• The left lane of Edenton Street between Wilmington Street and Salisbury Street from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.;
• Salisbury Street from Edenton Street to Hillsborough Street from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.;
• Hillsborough Street from Salisbury Street to Meredith College from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.;
• House Creek Greenway Trail from Meredith College to the Art Museum from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.; and,
• Fayetteville Street from Morgan Street to Lenoir Street from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Ironman Race Brochure with Maps

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Ironman Guide 2013 (PDF)

Ironman Guide 2013 (Text)

4 thoughts on “Ironman Race to Affect Raleigh Roads Sunday

  1. How are residents of our subdivision suppose to get out if we have a race lasting all day? I live on Lake Wheeler and have four guests coming from Winston-Salem for a visit on Sunday, June 2. Will we be completely boxed in or will there only be one lane used for the race? I haven’t found any info for residents being boxed in – only info on the race.

  2. I feel your pain Ronnie. A recent Sunday morning race came down my small residential street near Wade Ave and we were given no prior notice by the city that our street would be impacted. I had to drive to church into a crowd of runners who hurled water bottles at my car and flipped me off. What else is a brother supposed to do though? And don’t even get me started on the trash left behind by these runners on the grounds and greenways after a race. But I digress.

  3. Is Ten Ten highway going to be closed? There is a sign at the corner of Lake Wheeler and Ten Ten Roads.

  4. So now it’s Monday June 3rd, and the Raleigh Ironman Triathalon is history, and the whining is dying down. I just want to say: it was an inconvenience for me, too – I found myself TRAPPED downtown! I had no choice but to find a table at a streetside cafe, have a beer or two, watch the pretty girls go by, and enjoy the summertime breezes. 🙂 When this happens again next summer, I just don’t know how I will survive…