Ironman Canada is finally ready to make its return to Penticton, B.C. on September 26. Athletes still interested in competing at the event can still do so – registration for this year’s race opened up last night and both General Entry ($799) and Ironman Foundation entries (US$1,400 Community Fund Entry or Team IMF Fundraising Entry) are still available.
From 1983 to 2012 Penticton hosted a long distance race (it became an official Ironman qualifier in 1985, a year after Ironman New Zealand), but the race moved to Whistler in 2013 after the City of Penticton chose to do a deal with Challenge Family to host the race. Athletes from around the world clamoured to register for the return event in Penticton last year, eagerly anticipating a chance to return to the classic course that features a 3.8 km swim in Okanagan Lake, a one-loop 180 km bike that takes athletes through Richter Pass and a new 42.2 km run course that features “vineyards, orchards and the spectator-line streets of town.”
With travel still up in the air for many, one would imagine that there have been a lot of deferals, which is why the previously full event can now offer a limited number of general entry registrations for this year’s race. If you are interested you probably want to jump on this quickly, though. Click here to register for this year’s race.
You can find more information about Ironman Canada here.