Cheer Station Summary – old event info
Next to Transition in the Village
Access to Swim start and finish, hilly section of the Bike course, the Run course, and Finish line.
Intersection of MontÃ©e Ryan and Run Turnaround
Access to the Bike Course miles 4, 37, 60 and 104 and Run Course miles 7 and 9
Access to Bike Course miles 43, 45, 99 and 101.
Access to the remote section of the run course.
We expect there to be very few spectators in this area late at night and so we plan to make a presence.
Cheer Station #1 is on the lawn next to the church. Ironman will have activities here for the kids, and you will see tents for other clubs.
You can base yourself at this Cheer Station all day and cover all parts of the course around transition:
- Swim Start
- Swim Finish
- Bike out
- Approach to the hilly part of the bike course
- Bike in
- Run out
- Run course
- Approaching finish line
- Finish line
Wear shoes for running!
If you want to go further out on the run course, take advantage of the shuttle bus.
Review the Cheer Station maps and the strategy to figure out where you’d like to be on the course come race day!
CHEER STATION #2 – BIKE COURSE: INTERSECTION OF MONTEE RYAN AND RUN TURNAROUND
Cheer Station #2 is about 800ft from the Shuttle stop.
- The roads are open outbound from the Pedestrian Village so you can also drive to this cheer station.
- The road opens for two-way traffic at 6:00 PM.
- The cheer station is at Miles 4, 37, 60 and 104 of the bike course and Miles 7 and 19 of the run course.
CHEER STATION #3 – BIKE COURSE: SAINT JOVITE
Cheer Station #3 will be either at the west end of Saint Jovite where it is less likely for other people to be cheering, or it will be in Saint Jovite to have easy access to restaurants and services. The decision will be communicated at the support meetings.
- The road through Saint Jovite is closed until 6:00 PM as the riders will be using both directions of travel.
- There are two shuttle stops in Saint Jovite. The stop to the west is on the other side of Rt 117.
- The west end of Saint Jovite is at Miles 43, 45, 99 and 101 of the bike course.
Photo of the possible Cheer Station #3 location west of Saint Jovite.
CHEER STATION # 4 – RUN COURSE: MONT-TREMBLANT OLD VILLAGE TO MONTEE RYAN
AKA: THE IRONMAN DEATH MARCH OF HOPELESSNESS AND DESPAIR CHEER STATION
Cheer Station #4 will be in one of three locations. The decision will be made before the team dinner, so check in with the coaches before race day.
- Cheer Station #4A
Mont-Tremblant Old Village ”“ this location will work if there is sufficient parking
- Cheer Station #4B and Cheer Station #4C
Adjacent to the multiuse trail ”“ these locations will be evaluated for proximity to parking.
- The main access road to this section is MontÃ©e Ryan, and it opens up to traffic at 6:00 PM.
This photo was taken at mile 21 at 8:36 PM of IMMT 2013. The water stops are about 1 mile apart, but between the water stops, it’s dark and lonely. Come and bring some light in your energy.
As Team Z we like to be on the course where it matters the most! On this course, that’s the multiuse trail part of the run. You think I’m kidding? See how you feel after you went too aggressively on the second bike loop and have just upchucked your nutrition. The second loop of this portion of the run is from mile 15 through mile 23. This period is when a triathlete is usually most susceptible to bonking, gastrointestinal problems, heightened irritability and just plain being exhausted. After all, it’s been a long day. It’s easy to hang out at the finish line and cheer. It’s a whole other ball game to cheer when there are no crowds and it’s dark.
AND THAT IS WHY TEAM Z WILL BE AT THIS PART OF THE RUN COURSE. WE CAN MAKE A DIFFERENCE BY JUST BEING THERE AND OFFERING OUR SUPPORT. THIS IS WHERE IRONMAN ATHLETES EARN THEIR MEDALS.
GETTING AROUND: SHUTTLE BUS VS DRIVING
This race consists of 2,000 triathletes coming from all over the world, and that number does not include the thousands of fans and spectators. Therefore race day parking will be crazy. If you would like to get “out” during the race, you need a parking spot close to the start and parking exit, therefore, we recommend getting to the race site no later than 5:00 AM. The Shuttle bus is the recommended mode of transportation. It does a Counterclockwise route and travels over both the run and portions of the bike course. View shuttle bus schedule and website