Registration date announced for Traverse City Ironman

Registration date announced for Traverse City Ironman.

TRAVERSE CITY, Mich. (AP) — Registration begins later this month for the Ironman triathlon being held in Traverse City next year.

The race will be Aug. 25, 2019, in Traverse City and registration begins September 25.

Officials say the course layout is still being designed. But early plans have the 1.2-mile (1.9-kilometer) swim portion of the event taking place around Lake Michigan's West Grand Traverse Bay.

The 56-mile (90.1-kilometer) bike course will take in some of the region's famed cherry farms, while the 13.1-mile (21.1-kilometer) run course will wind along the lake and through the downtown area.

The Traverse City event will offer 30 age-group qualifying slots for the 2020 Ironman 70.3 World Championship, along with a professional prize purse and two professional qualifying slots.

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