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2012-09-27 11:41 PM

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I'm in. Who else?


2012-09-28 5:12 AM
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I am planning on it!  It is in the wifes hometown and her family all lives there.  Couldn't make it last year!
2012-10-08 9:58 AM
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I'm about 90% in. Does this race sell out?
2012-10-08 10:37 AM
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I believe that it has sold out in the past.
2012-11-08 1:55 PM
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I haven't signed up yet but I have every intention on doing it.
2012-11-08 4:22 PM
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I'm in - signed up yesterday!  This will be my first longer distance tri event.


2012-11-28 9:46 AM
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I'm in.  Haven't signed up as of yet, but I will soon.  Did this one a few years back when it was still at Disney.

Quick question for those of you who have done this venue before.  Are there any hotels within walking distance of transition?  I would like to combine this with a family Disney trip, but would rather not have to get the family up at 4am race day just to drive me to transition....

2012-11-28 2:08 PM
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letmetri - 2012-11-28 10:46 AM

I'm in.  Haven't signed up as of yet, but I will soon.  Did this one a few years back when it was still at Disney.

Quick question for those of you who have done this venue before.  Are there any hotels within walking distance of transition?  I would like to combine this with a family Disney trip, but would rather not have to get the family up at 4am race day just to drive me to transition....

I have not done this race before, but my in-laws live near the venue.  When visiting, before the race was moved here I used to run a lot of the run course.

Unfortunately, there are not any hotels nearby, you would either need to go north about 12 miles to the interchange of I4 and 27 where there is a Hampton, a Holiday Inn Express, and I think a Comfort Inn.  Winter Haven has a handful of chain hotels and it is about a 20 minute drive depending on traffic from there.  I know there is also a Hampton in Lake Wales, which is about 15 miles south on 27.  There may be others there as well, but I am not sure. 

Early morning, you are about 30 - 40 minute drive away from Haines City staying at the Kissimee area Disney resorts so it isn't a terribly long drive, but it isn't around the corner either.

2012-12-12 12:39 PM
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I am registered and very excited. It will be my first HIM. For those looking for housing, I found a house on Vacation Rentals by Owner for a great deal. It's a 4 BR house with a pool for $600 for four nights. SO...you may want to try looking for homes to rent.
2012-12-14 6:55 PM
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I am in! Racing IMFL so i am using this as a great start to the season
2012-12-30 6:52 AM
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stefanier - 2012-12-14 7:55 PMI am in! Racing IMFL so i am using this as a great start to the season
Ok, so curious, how did you get into IMFL? Did you register on location or get lucky online?


2012-12-30 9:32 AM
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Raced it last year.  The closest hotel is the Roadway Inn, much closer than all the others but it is nothing to speak of.  Last year my door wouldn't even lock   I only use it because 1) it is cheap 2) it is the closest hotel and 3) my wife isn't with me.

It is still a few miles away so not walking distance and, there isn't ANYTHING close to the hotel so you need to drive to eat. 

Probably going to sign up again this year since it is so close.  Doing New Orleans just a few weeks before.

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vtate75 - 2012-12-30 7:52 AM
stefanier - 2012-12-14 7:55 PMI am in! Racing IMFL so i am using this as a great start to the season
Ok, so curious, how did you get into IMFL? Did you register on location or get lucky online?

 

I volunteered this year and joined the long registration line the morning after! Well worth the trip for the experience and tips from athletes (granted we are only 6 hours away so we could drive and it wasnt too cost prohibitive). I wasn't comfortable enough trying to chance it online so I convinced my husband that this was the way to go. It also gave us an opportunity to test out the condo we were thinking of renting for 2013.

2013-01-29 3:17 PM
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Anybody know if there is going to be a shuttle from the host hotel(s) to transition on race morning?
2013-01-29 3:26 PM
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letmetri - 2013-01-29 4:17 PM Anybody know if there is going to be a shuttle from the host hotel(s) to transition on race morning?

Not sure, it is not normal for the races I have done, but none have had host hotels this far away. 

2013-01-29 7:01 PM
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No shuttles, sorry


2013-01-29 9:05 PM
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Ok, no shuttles. What's the parking situation like near transition? Trying to figure out logistics with the family....
2013-02-03 1:08 PM
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If you get there early no issues.  Lot's of side streets but you might need to park a little ways out.  If they come after the race starts make sure they come in from the North. 
2013-02-03 5:18 PM
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I just signed up on Friday. I'm really looking forward to this race since a buddy of mine did it last year and said he really enjoyed it. It also means I get two trips to the sunshine state this year since I'm racing IMFL the day before my 30th birthday. I figure that's as good a way as any to celebrate. I hope everyone's training is going well! I had a nice 16 mile run in 20 degree weather this morning. Why do I live in NY?
2013-02-05 2:28 PM
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I'm in! Just registered this morning
2013-02-13 1:48 PM
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Count me in too! I registered yesterday!


2013-03-15 7:14 PM
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OK, officially registered.
2013-04-02 5:16 AM
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Just under 6 weeks away!

How is everyone feeling about the race?! Its warming here in South GA so I have been doing my runs in the evening when it gets into the 80s to prepare for the heat on the run
2013-04-02 6:42 AM
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2 hours on the trainer this morning!  Still snowing here, but feeling good about the race prep!
2013-04-03 1:12 PM
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What about water temps? Historically has it been wetsuit legal? Worried about the swim, will have very little non-wetsuit ows practice in Indiana if the weather doesn't get warm soon..
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