NEW ORLEANS – The 2014 IronMan triathlon will take place on Sunday morning starting at 7 a.m. at the Southshore Harbor. The finish line is located at Popp Fountain in City Park. The last runner should cross the finish line around 3 p.m.
The race consists of three stages: swimming, biking, and running.
The 1.2-mile swim will be at the Southshore Harbor located next to the New Orleans Lakefront Airport.
The 56-mile bike course runs through the Bayou Sauvage National Wildlife Refuge and ends back by the harbor. View a map of the bike route here.
The 13.1-mile run goes along the lakeshore. The route continues down Wisner Boulevard, by Bayou St. John, and then enters City Park at Harrison Avenue. The race finishes at Popp Fountain in City Park. View a map of the run route here.
The Louisiana Department of Transportation warns drivers about the following intermittent road restrictions. These restrictions will last from 7 a.m. until 1 p.m.:
- Westbound, LA 47 (Hayne Blvd) from Paris Rd to Downman Rd, full roadway closure.
Alternate route: Morrison Rd.
- Eastbound, LA 47 (Hayne Blvd) from Downman Rd to Paris Rd, left lane closure.
- Northbound, I-510 from Almonaster to LA 47 (Hayne Blvd), full roadway closure.
Alternate route: Bullard Ave.
- US 90 (Chef Menteur Hwy) from I-510 to 3 miles east of the Chef Pass Bridge, full roadway closure.
- Hwy 11 from the flood gate to US 90 (Chef Menteur Hwy), full roadway closure.
For more info on the race go to the Iron Man New Orleans website.