It's official: http://ironmanuschampionship.com/
Swim: Hudson to GW Bridge (point-to-point, downstream)
Bike: Palisades Parkway (2 loops)
Run: NJ to GW Bridge to West Side Hwy bike path
Finish - Riverside Park
Entrance fee TBD (!)
Registration opens 6/15 at noon.
Ironman Vietnam is still free. I may need to start charging $10 to compete with WTC.
A chance to drink the Hudson water for $1000? That's just nuts.
I don't know how set in stone that is, since it 'could cost as much as" a grand.
Maybe it'll be less. I figure I'd spend the difference in airfare, shipping my bike, etc, whereas in NYC it's a 'short' drive and I have friends to crash with in the city. Evens out, I guess...
General Entry: $895.00 USD
I'm out but maybe I'll sign up to do ChesapeakeMan 3 times instead :)
Looks more like Ironman New Jersey to me.
That's crazy! I can have a great time in Vegas for that $$$$$$!
The sick and twisted part of the entry fee is that's probably a less expensive race, when you factor in travel and lodging, compared to LP (where the hotels usually require 5 nights at $$$), or races where you fly (WI/SG/CDA/CA). Of course, Chessie, B2B, or Rev3CP get you the same race distance. . .
My thoughts exactly. I'm signing up for this (hopefully) today.
Anyone have any experience signing up before (info asked for, etc)? Anyone want to help me try to grab a slot at noon?? Lots of beer on me for you if you get me in. Serious. I'm trying to get as many people as I can help me get a slot.
I'm not sure how fast this race will fill up. For races that sells out within minutes or within hours that goes through Active.com, the trick of the trade is for you to log into Active.com about 5-10 minutes prior to registration opening. That way, you have an active session. When you sign up for an IM, Active.com will ask you to fill in all kind of info then it will ask you to log into your active.com account.
If you are already logged in, you save yourself some frustrations of getting the "busy, try again" message. From personal experience, I can tell you that if you fill up all of the info then click on the log in button, it can give you the "busy" message.
I doubt that this will sell out that quickly (i.e., within minutes). When you hear stories of IMs selling out within minutes, it is because they allow athletes who are competing in the same race in the current year first shot at the following year. After that, they give volunteers on-site the opportunity to sign up prior to online registration opening. After that, they allow spectators who are at the race to sign up before online folks. The online folks gets whatever remains. This being the first year means that you don't have to compete for slots with the volunteers, current athletes, and on-site folks.
I smell a strategem here by the Vertical Swimmer. If the NY IM swim is anything like the NY Oly swim, meaning a super fast current, the water-adverse Royal may be able to train for this ironman without once stepping foot in a pool. That may be worth $10,000 or more for him....
Ed ... it's a no win situation for me. I can do a regular IM swim and go sterile by taking 17 hours to complete the swim. Or, I can go sterile by spending 60 minutes in the Hudson. You're damn if you do, you're damn if you don't.
I think that I'll just take the Vertical Show to Europe to see if a bunch of naked dudes in the transition area has the same effect as a 60 minutes splash in the Hudson.
I'm registered! Hope to see DC Tri out there, too!
what have I done... what. have. I. done....
Sold out in under 1.5 hrs. At least I checked back at that point. Could have been less.
Guess I'll be looking into the IM training programme!