IRONMAN CANADA 2010
Ironman Canada 2010 is already pretty well at capacity as usual and most likely another Penticton Ironman Triathlon will feature over 2500 entries.
Another edition of Ironman Canada has come and gone as the competitors of 2009 faced smoke from lingering forest fires, wind, and of course heat.
As if the Ironman Canada bike course isn’t challenging enough on a good day! Once again anticipation is building for hundreds of first time Ironmen. They will be training hard all winter and have plans to take a run at the oldest Ironman on the North American Continent on the last Sunday of August 2010.
As in past years, part of the bike course and most of the marathon will take place on the far shore of Skaha Lake when Ironman Canada 2010 takes place.
Many, many Ironstruck people have left their hearts, souls, power-gels, and energy bars along the shores of Skaha on the way back into Penticton toward the finish line.
It will be no surprise to see around 2600 entries at the swim start for Ironman Canada 2010. Foreign entries will most likely include visitors from a few dozen counties.
The Penticton Ironman triathlon is a favorite destination for triathletes around the world.
Aspiring Ironmen from the U.S., U.K, Mexico, Japan, Australia and New Zealand will travel to Penticton at the end of August 2010 to take on the oldest and most loved Ironman races in the world.
Other countries from all over the world will send representatives as well. Then of course there will be entries from across Canada. They will represent major cities, towns, and villages from every nook and cranny of the country.
Alberta always has several hundred entries in Penticton.
And how about my home province of Alberta? It’s not unusual to see close to 400 Albertans entered in Ironman Canada every year.
Calgary leads the charge to the Ironman Canada finish line and normally sends an average of 250 entries to Penticton in any given year to take up the Ironman challenge.
Historically, Subaru Ironman Canada has been one of the most popular Ironman events worldwide. The race often sells out within 24 hours.
Due to the high demand North America Sports has put into place the following Registration Procedures.
All general entry registration will take place on-site, in Okanagan Park where the Subaru Ironman Expo is located. You must be present to register and you may not register another person.
Registration for athletes entered in the current year’s race will take place on the Saturday before race day between 11:00 am and 2:00 pm. It will take place in Okanagan Park where wristbands and ID will be checked. At this time athletes from the local area may also register.
Open registration will take place on Monday following the race from 9:00 am to 11:00 am at Okanagan Park. Athletes competing in the current year’s race and locals may also register at this time. Please ensure you have photo ID with you at registration.
Should there be spots available after on-site registration an announcement will be made in mid-September regarding entry process. They will also announce the number of Ironman Community Fund spots that will be available for Subaru Ironman Canada at that time.
Registration for those qualifying for the current year’s Ford Ironman World Championship will also take place in Okanagan Park on Monday following the race.
The roll-down of World Championship slots will take place at 11:15 am. You must be present to claim your entry slot.
Ironman Canada Triathlon is pleased to announce that select events in the North American market will offer qualifying spots for the 2010 edition of Subaru Ironman Canada to be held on Sunday, August 29th.
The races granted qualifying spots are listed below along with their respective websites. Athletes interested in contesting for the qualifying spots should check the race websites for details on how the spots will be allocated.
Oliver Triathlon June 6, 2010 Peterborough Triathlon July 4, 2010 Great White North July 4, 2010 Desert Triathlon July 11, 2010 Sylvan Lake Triathlon July 25, 2010
Subaru Ironman Canada will be held for the 28th time in Penticton, BC and the surrounding Okanagan region.
If you have never been to the Great White North Triathlon in Stoney Plain Alberta you would most likely really enjoy it. Wade Church and his army of volunteers put on a great event. Normally Wade has quite a few qualifying spots for IMC available.
I wish you the best of luck in finding your way into Ironman Canada, the oldest and most loved race on the North American Continent.
Volunteers are always welcome at Ironman Canada.
If you are in Penticton cheering someone on or on holidays why not consider volunteering on Ironman Canada 2010 race day?
There ‘s nothing more inspiring than being up close and personal with the action on Ironman day.
Visit Ironman.com for upcoming race information.