Below is a text of an email that I got from the folks that run the Ironman.
Athletes competing in the 2009 Amica Ironman 70.3 Rhode Island will have an exclusive opportunity to entry spots for the 2010 Ford Ironman Lake Placid, one of the most popular races on the Ironman calendar. The Providence event, taking place on July 12, will also offer a $30,000 professional prize purse and 50 qualifying spots for the 2009 Foster Grant World Championship 70.3 in Clearwater, FL.
There are a limited number of entries still available to the 2009 Amica Ironman 70.3 Rhode Island. Registration and event details can be located at the race's official Website, www.ironmanrhodeisland.com.
And for those inevitable questions on registering on-site for the 2010 race, see Monday, 7.27, below:
In for 2010! I got my ticket at Rhode Island... $576 paid in advance.
Unless WTC changes the process, I believe that the sign-up process remains as outline by NA Sports - http://www.nasports.com/news/fullstory.php?storyid=778 -
except that you must pay at sign up:
Athletes entered in the event for the current year will be allowed to register for the next year’s event the DAY BEFORE the current event. Entries will be accepted, on-site at the race site, from 9:00 am – 11:00 am, athletes will be required to present photo ID and their athlete wristbands at the time of entry. Athletes will only be able to register themselves.
General entry for all others will be made available, on-site at the race, from 9:00 am – 11:00 am, the morning following the race. Participants may register themselves at that time, they will not be able to register another person at any North America Sports event. ID will be required at the time of entry.
Entry spots remaining for general entry will be available via Active.com beginning at 12:00 noon, local race time.