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IRONMAN® Wisconsin

The IRONMAN Wisconsin continues to be one of the best in the world. Over 2,500 athletes head out on a daylong adventure to swim 2.4 miles, bike 112 miles and run a full 26.2 marathon, all to hear “YOU ARE AN IRONMAN” at the iconic finish line in Downtown Madison. This year’s event will take place on Sunday September 11, 2016. We want to help you experience the raceday to its fullest, whether as fans, volunteers or participants.



Copy of IRONMAN®: Race Schedule

Course Maps
Detailed Event Schedule
Official Spectator Guide



IRONMAN®: Great Spots to Watch 

Parking & Shuttle:
There is limited parking available downtown in public ramps and on the streets on race day. There will be no race day parking available at the Monona Terrace.

There is parking available at the Alliant Energy Center - cost $6.00. There are free shuttles from the Alliant Energy Center for athletes and spectators that will run continuously from 4 a.m. to 1 a.m. The drop off and pick-up downtown is about 1 block from the finish line and the Monona Terrace. There is a free spectator shuttle bus to the Verona Loop. The pick-up and drop-off is located near the Monona Terrace on Wilson Street and Carroll Street. These shuttles will run continuously from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.



The best way to experience IRONMAN Wisconsin is as a volunteer. Over 3,700 volunteers donate their time on race day to help athletes get to the finish line. Spots still available for this year’s race, click here.



IronKids 2016The IRONKIDS Fun Run also takes place during IRONMAN weekend on Saturday, September 10. The casual fun run takes place on the Capitol Square in Downtown Madison, followed by a post-race celebration in the heart of IRONMAN village. The IRONKIDS Fun Run is open to kids ages 3-15. Registration will be available online until Thursday, September 8, and onsite at the IRONMAN expo.


Make the most out of your weekend, and check out one of the many events taking place in Madison throughout IRONMAN weekend, find a restaurant to enjoy, or explore the many other adventures available in Madison. Visit the Greater Madison Convention & Visitor Bureau to get all the visitor information you are looking for, or stop by the information booth in the IRONMAN village. 



To receive special IRONMAN rates, you must book through this online housing system. Reservations will not be accepted directly through the hotels. Options for making reservations:

Option #1 (Recommended)
For the best chance at getting into the hotel of your choice, please make your reservation using the housing link
*You can make your reservation from any computer or smart phone once the block has opened.
Make a Reservation >

Option #2
Fax your reservation request to the IRONMAN Wisconsin housing bureau using the directions on the hotel reservation form. A printable version of the reservation form will be available on the IRONMAN Wisconsin web site under the "TRAVEL" tab.

**Please note: Faxed requests will be processed within 48 hours after they are received, and in the order in which they are received.

Hotel reservations for IRONMAN Wisconsin 2017 will be available on Monday, September 12 at 8:00am. Check back at this time.

Important Reminders - PLEASE READ!

  • Due to booking so far in advance, some confirmation emails for 2017 will be delayed for several weeks. Thank you for your patience. 
  • To modify or cancel an existing reservation, please refer to the "Request for Change" link located at the bottom of your confirmation email. Please do not contact the hotel directly unless it is within 72 hours of your arrival.
  • If you have a question about IRONMAN housing, please call 800.373.6376 and ask for IRONMAN Housing or e-mail your question to