August 10, 2012 |
The inaugural 2012 Ironman U.S. Championship is a new addition to the prestigious Ironman global series. The 140.6-mile race will take place in parts of both New York City and Bergen County New Jersey, making it the most metropolitan environment ever to host an Ironman.
The course will include a 2.4-mile swim in the Hudson River; a 112-mile bike ride on the Palisades Parkway in Bergen and Rockland Counties; and a 26.2-mile run beginning in New Jersey and finishing in Riverside Park in Manhattan.
Traffic Advisory – The Palisades Interstate Parkway will be closed southbound all day on Saturday, August 11, 2012, for the 2012 Ironman U.S. Championship. Please be aware that there may be increased traffic along 9W from Alpine to Edgewater due to this road closure. Please plan alternate travel routes for visits into New York City as traffic may be delayed at the George Washington Bridge as well as the Tappan Zee Bridge.