For travelers looking to make the most of a scenic and inspiring landscape, setting your sights on Smith Mountain Lake is sure to be a pleasing decision. Settled in central Virginia, this dynamic destination is comprised of stunning views thanks to the Blue Ridge Mountains that make up a significant portion of the terrain. Between the waterways, trails, mountain peaks and valleys, Smith Mountain Lake and the surrounding area have long called to visitors looking for a place to escape the daily grind. In 2020, the Roanoke region that calls Smith Mountain Lake it’s very own will extend its reputation from one of amazing outdoor adventure opportunities to that of an oasis of challenge where athletic limits are put to the test with the arrival of the infamous Ironman competition.

A Place to Push the Boundaries

Ironman triathlons are recognized as perhaps the most challenging of them all, and bringing this event to the Roanoke region of central Virginia promises to be an exciting moment in the area’s history. The race will be held on June 7, 2020, and will officially be titled the 2020 Carilion Clinic Ironman 70.3 Virginia’s Blue Ridge Triathlon. The race makes its way this direction from its former host town of Williamsburg; the change was made in light of the Roanoke region’s incredible and vast potential for pushing new athletic limits. It is expected that over 2,500 athletes will make their way this direction in 2020 to test their skills in the water, on land and on two wheels. The management behind the decision to host Ironman in the Smith Mountain Lake area in 2020 had plenty of great reasons for doing so. Not only is this area perfectly designed to incorporate elevation and terrain changes throughout the race, but the scenery is such that athletes will be beyond excited to be racing in a space of such intriguing natural beauty.

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A Hospitable Place to Race For A Ironman Competition

In addition to the ideal logistics this area provides, the Roanoke region is also renowned for its hospitable atmosphere, making it a great place for athletes to stay and enjoy before, after and during the event. The combination of a warm welcome, wonderful terrain and exciting challenges is sure to boost Smith Mountain Lake and all of the Roanoke region to the top of the interest boards when it comes to international races hosted in the future as well.

Book a Stay Today

Whether you’re headed this way in the name of Ironman competition, or just can’t wait to enjoy the view, a stay in Smith Mountain Lake is always a good idea. When you’re here, let our team handle your accommodation details so you can focus on the fun. Contact us today for more information and to start planning.