Ironman Triathalon may close Blue Ridge Parkway temporarily

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The course for the inaugural Carilion Clinic IRONMAN 70.3 Virginia’s Blue Ridge triathlon has been officially announced and it includes a section on the Blue Ridge Parkway. (File photo)

ROANOKE, Va. (WFXR) – The Blue Ridge Parkway wants the public’s input in a proposal to temporarily shutdown the roadway for next year’s Ironman competition.

The Ironman group submitted a special permit request to allow for cycling, as part of the triathlon, on the Parkway on Sunday, June 7.

The proposal includes a temporary, full closure of the Parkway motor road in both directions from Milepost 91 to 112, near Roanoke, for several hours to the full day.

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