Residents and visitors should prepare for temporary traffic delays related to the Ironman 70.3 Racine triathlon this Sunday (July 17). This annual swimming, cycling and running competition begins at 7 a.m. at North Beach.

The triathlon’s cycling leg runs through parts of Racine, Mount Pleasant, Caledonia and Raymond. The cycling course will affect parts of North Main Street, 4 Mile Road, 4 1/2 Mile Road, 5 Mile Road, Highway V, Highway C and the I-94 East Frontage Road in both directions from about 7:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Area police and sheriff’s deputies will be stationed at key intersections along the route. Traffic will be allowed through intersections at officer discretion.

The triathlon’s running portion extends from North Beach, through the Racine Zoo and along the lakeshore in Racine, North Bay and Wind Point. Parts of Michigan Boulevard, Lakecrest Avenue, North Main Street, 3 Mile Road and Lighthouse Drive will be affected in both directions until about 5 p.m. Motorists are asked to watch for law enforcement officers at intersections.

The Ironman 70.3 Racine triathlon is expected to attract about 2,500 participants. Details at www.ironmanracine.com

Click on the links below to view the triathlon swimming, cycling and running courses:

2016 – swim course

2016 – cycle course

2016 – running course

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