The Maytag IRONMAN Steelhead 70.3 triathlon has attracted triathlon families to Southwest Michigan's resort beach town for the last 10 years.
Southwest Michigan’s Saint Joseph/Benton Harbor area is known for its beaches, wineries and fruit orchards, and family-friendly vibe. There's plenty to do, whether you're 5 or 55. For kids, there's The Carousel, a hands-on kids’ museum, and for the older set, a Jack Nicklaus signature golf course. From kayaking, to lounging on the beach, to taking in some art and good food in the quaint and artistic downtown, Benton Harbor is the perfect low-stress locale to spend a race weekend.
The 1.2-mile swim in the clear refreshing waters of Lake Michigan, begins on the beach. The bike course winds through rolling wine country and orchards, and the shaded run is lined with enthusiastic volunteers. Athletes finish on the beach, where families can hang out and play until athletes finish the race.
**Level / MDX Tent, Support, Fun, comradery, race**