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Welcome IRONMAN competitors and fans! We’re excited to host you in Oregon’s state capital for the inaugural Ironman 70.3 Oregon triathlon. We’re eager to help make your visit enjoyable and memorable; please don’t hesitate to reach out with any trip planning questions!

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Travel and Accommodations

Portland International Airport is the closest commercial airport, located 60 miles north of Salem. Competitors can book Ironman rates with these hotels. For additional lodging information, go here.

Things to See & Do

In and around Salem are all of the really Oregon things visitors are coming for:  scenic hikes and waterfalls you can walk behind; farm stands and markets bursting with fresh produce; stunning display gardens; colorful history and culturefarm-to-table dining and artisan crafted goods.

And of course, there’s the wine… Oregon’s Willamette Valley was named the 2016 Wine Region of the Year by Wine Enthusiast Magazine – and Salem sits in the heart of it, surrounded by dozens of award-winning wineries with stunning views and welcoming tasting rooms. Be sure to request an official Salem Area Visitors Guide to help you make the most of your Mid-Willamette Valley visit!


Whether racing solo or making it a family trip, Salem has enchanting experiences for everyone. You can visit Downtown Salem and see the State Capitol, take a short detour to our local wine country, visit one of Oregon’s most famous waterfalls in East Marion County, switch out the bike trails for the Great Oaks Food Trail, or find downtime in our hidden gardens.

To see all of the wonders of the Mid-Willamette Valley has to offer, you can start by viewing all of our itineraries here.


For travel and trip planning questions, email or call 503.581.4325. Athlete inquiries can be directed to