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2013-11-06 11:03 AM

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Hi all!

I'm curious if anyone knows the exact date of IM Arizona for 2014. I know this year it the 17th, so I would assume it will be the 16th next year, but when I raced AZ in 2008 it was the 23rd, which is also a Sunday next year.

Anyone know?
Thanks!


2013-11-07 10:59 AM
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The website doesn't show it yet, but, you could email them. They usually respond within an hour or so.
2013-11-07 12:36 PM
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November 16th from another thread on ST

2013-11-07 9:26 PM
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I called them...it's the 16th. I booked my house in Tempe today!
Now I just hope I get in....
2013-11-08 11:48 AM
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Originally posted by seitz1124 I called them...it's the 16th. I booked my house in Tempe today! Now I just hope I get in....

Are you planning on going to Tempe to volunteer?   

I only ask as from what I've heard, there are more volunteers this year than there are registration spots, so the registration process may not even make it to the general public to be able to sign up on-line.  

Best of luck getting in!  

2013-11-08 1:49 PM
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Originally posted by blueyedbikergirl

Originally posted by seitz1124 I called them...it's the 16th. I booked my house in Tempe today! Now I just hope I get in....

Are you planning on going to Tempe to volunteer?   

I only ask as from what I've heard, there are more volunteers this year than there are registration spots, so the registration process may not even make it to the general public to be able to sign up on-line.  

Best of luck getting in!  

I've heard the same. I plan on volunteering next year.



2013-11-08 2:45 PM
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Crap! No, I'm here in Orlando. Do the Foundation Slots go during onsite registration, too?

2013-11-08 3:17 PM
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Originally posted by seitz1124 Crap! No, I'm here in Orlando. Do the Foundation Slots go during onsite registration, too?

Sorry, I don't know the answer to that one - but my (general) understanding is that the regular spots will go first, and then registration will turn to the foundation spots. 

From what I've read over on ST, so far for registration for IMAZ 2014, you have some people already registered for next year after the debacle with the sign up for IMChoo, then the athletes racing this year will get to register, then the 4,500 volunteers.  Yep, you read that right... there are currently 4,500 people signed up to volunteer and after racing IMAZ last year, I can tell you that most will be trying to line up for a registration spot as early as they can.  The people at the front of the line camped out all night, and when we got there at 5am the next morning to get finishers jackets... the line was already snaking through the park that held the expo.  

I guess that was a long-winded way of saying that I don't even know if there will be foundation spots available after those that volunteered sign-up, but maybe there's a wait list for that too, like there is for Chattanooga?  

 

2013-11-08 3:21 PM
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Yikes! What happened with Choo?

2013-11-09 5:39 PM
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Originally posted by seitz1124 Yikes! What happened with Choo?

The Active site WTC uses for registrations went down almost immediately when registration for Choo opened leaving a LOT of people not knowing if they had registered or not, or having to try and register twice, or kicking them out after registering, or it had them in a "holding" line for hours until getting kicked out.  As a way to try and keep its customers happy, WTC offered those people affected by the debacle first crack at signing up for IMAZ or another WTC race (maybe FL? I don't remember) for 2014.  

2013-11-09 10:38 PM
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IMFL went on line and it had some of the Choo debacle folks register early, current athletes, plus 400 spots for the Augusta 70.3/IMFL Race Ready package the week before the race.

The registration line was long but it did go on line. AT 10:45 the line was gone and tent empty.

The idea that 4500 volunteers all want to register is so not true. Many athlete families volunteer, local community groups, seniors, locals, and more.

Options to get in:
1. Race ready package Thursday before race sign up for 70.3 and 140.6
2. Volunteer and sign up
3. Try to get in normal registration on line
4. After general registration it goes to community fund slot for $1300

Traveling to volunteer to sign up is expensive. You could sing up for the RR package to get in and it is less than community fund slot. If you choose not to do the 70.3 you would likely get small refund.

 

 



2013-11-11 8:36 AM
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I cant imagine that there will be any slots avail online unless you are looking for a CF spot. Last year there were not near the volunteers... there were no Choo issues and there were some 200 spots left to sell online and were gone in like 45 seconds.
2013-11-11 10:08 PM
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Here is an email I received from WTC today. Just to note they are full of volunteers, I think WTC is expecting this race to sell out before it goes online to the general public. I think they are offering foundation slots first as well to test new price points for the future.

IRONMAN is excited to pilot a new registration schedule for 2014 IRONMAN Arizona. We expect the 2014 IRONMAN Arizona event to sell out quickly therefore, we are letting athletes ensure their entry into the event by offering IRONMAN Foundation slots PRIOR to general entry slots. The event will open on Monday, November 18 according to the following schedule:

8 a.m. - 10 a.m. (MST) Onsite registration for volunteers and general public begins. General entry slots only available. Volunteers receive priority placement in line.

9 a.m. - 11 a.m. (MST) IRONMAN Foundation slots will be available online only (first come, first served)

Noon (MST) Online registration will begin for any remaining general entry slots. As soon as general entry sells out, any remaining IRONMAN Foundation slots will be made available again.

**2013 IRONMAN Arizona athletes will still be able to register onsite for the 2014 event on Saturday, November 16 from 11 a.m. - 1 p.m. (MST)

Making IRONMAN Foundation available prior to general entry provides a more streamlined process for athletes wishing to support the IRONMAN Foundation which has a rich history within the Tempe community. This is the 10th year of IRONMAN Arizona and the IRONMAN Foundation will have provided $500,000 in charitable give back to support non-profit organizations throughout the greater Tempe community. Information on the give back from the IRONMAN Foundation can be found here: Tempe Give Back

If you have any further questions regarding 2014 IRONMAN Arizona registration, please email arizona@ironman.com.
2013-11-11 10:09 PM
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And now they are putting CF slots online at 9 am to be sold first IMAZ is getting nuts.
2013-11-12 10:23 PM
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Does anyone know what the half Ironman "bundle" race is? Can anyone confirm they are going to even do a bundle?

Thanks so much for all of your help! I'm really hoping to get into this race!
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2013-11-13 2:11 PM
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Originally posted by seitz1124

Does anyone know what the half Ironman "bundle" race is? Can anyone confirm they are going to even do a bundle?

Thanks so much for all of your help! I'm really hoping to get into this race!
Theresa


No word yet, but if they announce one, they'll do it tomorrow. This is purely my own speculation, but Silverman makes the most sense to me as being the partner-race if there is one as the timing/proximity to the IM race site is pretty consistent with the other race-ready packages...


2013-11-13 5:07 PM
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Originally posted by julio26pt2
Originally posted by seitz1124 Does anyone know what the half Ironman "bundle" race is? Can anyone confirm they are going to even do a bundle? Thanks so much for all of your help! I'm really hoping to get into this race! Theresa
No word yet, but if they announce one, they'll do it tomorrow. This is purely my own speculation, but Silverman makes the most sense to me as being the partner-race if there is one as the timing/proximity to the IM race site is pretty consistent with the other race-ready packages...

THat's probably a good call.   And good timing about 8 weeks prior.

2013-11-13 5:23 PM
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Thanks so much! I'm not that familiar with West Coast races and such so this helps. I'll check it out!
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2013-11-18 7:38 PM
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i was about the 20th person to register this morning for AZ 2014. I worked a night aid station and got a speed pass. I don't know if it ever went online, but there were a TON of people waiting outside the park at 4:30 am who had volunteer bands, but not speed passes. there were only about 200 of those from what i hear. Anyway, i knew it would be tough to get in, so I was on the volunteer sign up the minute it opened and the speed pass slots went FAST. Im just happy i got in!
2013-11-18 7:46 PM
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I registered today....online under the general registration. Whoohoo! From the sound of things I don't think there were too many online spots.
2013-11-18 9:11 PM
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Originally posted by mcondie

I registered today....online under the general registration. Whoohoo! From the sound of things I don't think there were too many online spots.


Get in your car and head to the nearest casino!

Good luck to all y'all doing it next year!!!


2013-11-18 9:13 PM
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Curious - Does anyone know how many spots were available online? I got in on line for the general entry at noon, when I was done registering at 12:09 I went back just to see and general entry was already closed. Sooo lucky I got in!!
2013-11-19 8:48 AM
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I am not sure how many went online, but I went down for General Entry (not a volunteer). I showed up at 930am and stood in line for less than 15 mins before getting in. There was about 5 mins of time that no one was in line and it was still open. That being said, I know at 915 there was still over a 100 people in the volunteer line waiting to get in the tent. The general entry line was probably about 100-150 people. On a crazy side note, the guy in line behind me was signing up for his 43rd...YES 43rd IM! Little Hawaiian dude that just oozed badazzedness.
2013-11-19 1:54 PM
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Originally posted by jclarke450 . On a crazy side note, the guy in line behind me was signing up for his 43rd...YES 43rd IM! Little Hawaiian dude that just oozed badazzedness.

I watched at the finish line after I showered and I'm pretty sure I heard Mike R announce that someone had just finished his 168 th Ironman

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