How To Watch The Hawaii IRONMAN?

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How is it best to watch the Hawaii IRONMAN?
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If you are In Hawaii...Watch The Race With Us!

We would like to enjoy viewing the entire race together. Details are below, but the headline news is:

  • We will start at the swim viewing party (6AM - 8:30AM at Daylight Mind Coffee Company)
  • Then we all walk over to the top of Pilani Hill, where we can view the first 10 miles of the ride
  • From Pilani Hill, we will walk to the PPF house, which is in a gated community very close by.
  • Finally, we will head down to about mile 1 of the run and watch the finish live.

Join us at the Purple Patch house! (Click HERE to see the address of our Kona residence).

Directions To The PPF House

It is a gated community and easier to park outside the gates and walk or ride into the house. As it is on the bike in / out (behind Kona Pool), we suggest simply walking to the house from transition/start/finish line, which will take ~ 5-10 min at most.

Overview Of Race Day

  • Part 1 - Swim Start: Viewing Party at Daylight Mind Coffee Company (75-5770 Ali'i Drive).
  • Part 2 - Swim Exit / Bike Start: We tend to stand on Palani Hill (near the top) to watch the riders bike down the hill, then again at mile 10 as they come back to the Queen K and begin the bike proper.
  • Part 3 - Bike: We will head back to the PPF house to view the rest of the bike online. As noted above, it is a gated community and easier to park outside the gates and WALK into the house (or ride). As it is on the bike in / out (behind Kona Pool) we suggest simply walking to the house from transition/start/finish line) ~ 5-10 min at most.
  • Part 4 - Run: Before the pros complete the bike, we will head out, dropping down to Ali'i drive at ~ mile 1 (Near Lava Java). We will then watch the entire run and finish live.

Ways To View The Race Online

If you cannot make it to the Island: Some ways to view the race.

  • www.ironman.com: Should have good coverage, including live streaming.
  • Twitter: Some updates and thoughts often coming through:
    • @purplepatch
    • @witsup (women's race coverage)
    • @firstoffthebike
    • @ironmanlive
    • @jessemthomas
    • @laurenfleshman
    • @sarahpiampiano
    • @lmsid
    • @triathlonworld
  • IRONTRACKER - has good individual tracking options

Have Questions? Get in Touch.