Ironman hosting two community update meetings

Male age groupers start the 2.4-mile swim in the 2015 Ironman World Championship. (Rick Winters/West Hawaii Today)

Athletes head down Queen Kaahumanu Highway at the 2019 Ironman World Championship. (Laura Ruminski/West Hawaii Today file photo)

Following a three-year hiatus, the Ironman World Championship returns to Hawaii Island where in the first time in over 40-years, the iconic triathlon be contested over two-days on on Thursday, Oct. 6, and Saturday, Oct. 8.

The Ironman Hawaii Ohana is hosting two informational meetings in September to inform the local communities about event logistics surrounding the two-day race format.

On Monday, Sept. 12, Ironman will host a community meeting at Hale Halawai County Pavilion in Historic Kailua Village. The meeting kicks off at 5:30 p.m. with race officials discussing race logistics, road closures and volunteer updates. Parking is available on site.

On Monday, Sept. 19, Ironman hosts the final Talk Story with before the Oct. 6 and 8 races. The Talk Story starts at 5:30 p.m. at King Kamehameha’s Kona Beach Hotel Ballroom. Free parking is available for everyone attending the session.

Attendees at either event will receive an Ironman backpack.For more information about the Ironman World Championship, including Kona community updates, visit

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