The 140.6-mile race begins with a 2.4-mile swim in Kailua Bay, transitions to a 112-mile roundtrip bike ride to Hawi at the northernmost end of the island, and ends with a 26.2-mile run that begins and ends back in Kailua-Kona.The action actually begins Saturday, October 7, featuring several race week activities that the public is invited to join in with advance registration. They include:
- The 5K Kona Town Fun Run, 7am Saturday, October 7, beginning at Hale Halawai (ages 10+)
- The Ho‘ala 2.4 mile training swim, 8am Sunday, October 9, taking off from Kamakahonu Beach (ages 18+)
- The Ironkids Dip-n-Dash swim/run , 4pm Tuesday, October 10, starting at Ka‘ahumanu Place (ages 6-14 years with age group distances)
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