IRONMAN Oceanside Festival

IRONMAN 70.3 Oceanside

Oceanside is proud to be the host of this world-renowned event. IRONMAN 70.3 Oceanside started out as an IRONMAN in 2000. Two years later it was turned into one of the first IRONMAN 70.3 events and helped launch the popularity of the distance.

They’re putting the “ocean” back into Oceanside! You get to experience the ocean and the harbor as they will be having a beach start and finish at the boat ramp inside Oceanside Harbor. You’ll get a chance to have a practice swim and then your friends and family will be able to “Hang Ten” with you til your time corral starts.

The bike route portion of the event starts from Oceanside Harbor thru Camp Pendleton & San Onofre Bluffs State Park, continuing thru Trestles onto Cristianitos overpass and back onto Camp Pendleton’s Cristianitos gate. Then there’s the rolling hills on your bike that occur prior to San Mateo hill following by two more nice hills only to come upon a flat but very windy road to wind back at the Oceanside Harbor.

The run portion is a two looper and is considered flat and fast but be prepared for the turns and inclines/declines as you go from beach level to street level. The two-loop, 13.1-mile run course begins at Transition above the Oceanside Pier, down onto the Harbor, on The Strand and through coastal neighborhoods before a spectacular finish.

IRONKIDS Oceanside

Arriving early? Invite your children to take part in the racing festivities by registering for the IRONKIDS Oceanside Fun Run! Available for kids ages 3-13, there will be two race distance options, 1 mile and a 1/2 mile, which can be chosen on race day. The price for each participating racer is $20, and parents, family and friends are all invited to come enjoy the festivities and cheer on their little racers! To register visit IRONKIDS Oceanside Fun Run 2018.

Welcome to Oceanside IRONMAN participants and fans!

We’re so excited to have you join us in Oceanside for this innovative event. We want planning your time with us to be as easy as possible so we’ve arranged for some special room rates that you can review below. However, if you feel that those options don’t quite meet your needs then feel free to read more about our Oceanside Lodging. If you want to explore a little bit more about we offer as a destination, then request to have an Oceanside Visitor Guide mailed out to you prior to your arrival.

Traveling with a Group?

IRONMAN Oceanside is a great experience for friends and family to get together and enjoy as a group.  Depending on the size of your group, Visit Oceanside may be able to assist you in finding the perfect location for your group to stay together or find a venue for a group celebration after the event. Contact our Group Travel Department for more information. 

Lodging Packages and Deals

Book now! Area hotels are selling out!

Courtyard by Marriott Oceanside Camp Pendleton

HOTEL SOLD OUT –Courtyard by Marriott

3501 Seagate Way, Oceanside, CA 92056

  • Rate: $123 Queen/Queen & $123 King
  • Minimum Stay Requirement: N/A
  • Distance to Race: 6.8 Miles
  • Hotel Contact: Belle Cuenco – 760-696-9704 or
  • Booking Code: IR8


HOTEL SOLD OUT –Residence Inn by Marriott

3603 Ocean Ranch Blvd, Oceanside, CA 92056

  • Rate: $143/night
  • Minimum Stay Requirement: N/A
  • Distance to Race: 6.8 Miles
  • Hotel Contact: Belle Cuenco – 760-696-9704 or
  • Room Block:  4/6/18- 4/8/18 (Book by 3/17/18)
  • Booking Code: WTC


Holiday Inn Oceanside Camp Pendleton

HOTEL SOLD OUT – Holiday Inn Oceanside – MCB Camp Pendleton Area

1401 Carmela Dr. Oceanside, CA 92054 | 760-231-7000

  • Rate(s)
  • Minimum Stay Requirements: 2 nights
  • Distance to Race:  0.4 miles
  • Hotel Contact: 760-231-7000 or
SpringHill Suites Oceanside Beachfront Hotel

HOTEL SOLD OUT – SpringHill Suites by Marriott

110 N. Myers St. Oceanside, CA 92054 | (760) 231-4063

  • Rate(s)
  • Minimum Stay Requirements: 2 nights
  • Distance to Race:  Less than 1 mile
  • Hotel Contact: Liz Murphy – Sales Manager 760-231-4063 or
Additional Options

10% OFF at The Fin Hotel

Save 10% off your stay when you book direct at The Fin Hotel in Oceanside, CA. Mention promo code VISIT OCEANSIDE to take advantage of this special offer.

$99/Night Group Rate Special

During the month of November, SpringHill Suites Oceanside is offering a $99/night flash sale rate when your group stays for an accumulative 10+ nights. All stays must take place Monday thru Thursday. Please contact the property sales department directly to take advantage of this special discount rate.

15% OFF at SpringHill Suites Oceanside

Guests are invited to take advantage of a 15% savings off of regular rates at SpringHill Suites Oceanside when they book online at Book and travel by December 31, 2018.

Vacation Rentals

If your preferred hotel has sold out, consider a vacation rental for your IRONMAN getaway. Oceanside has numerous ocean front vacation rentals near the starting line as well as all along the race route. Cheer the competitors along from your balcony! Check out available vacation rentals here: 

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