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Cheer Station Summary – old event info

Cheer Station #1/HQ

Next to Transition in the Village

Access to Swim start and finish, hilly section of the Bike course, the Run course, and Finish line.

Cheer Station #2

Intersection of Montée Ryan and Run Turnaround

Access to the Bike Course miles 4, 37, 60 and 104  and Run Course miles 7 and 9

Cheer Station #3

Saint Jovite

Access to Bike Course miles 43, 45, 99 and 101.

Cheer Station #4

Run Course

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/HQ

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:

  1. Swim Start
  2. Swim Finish
  3. Bike out
  4. Approach to the hilly part of the bike course
  5. Bike in
  6. Run out
  7. Run course
  8. Approaching finish line
  9. 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 1

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 2
Cheer Station 2a

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.
Cheer Station 3

Photo of the possible Cheer Station #3 location west of Saint Jovite.

Cheer Station 3a

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 Montée Ryan, and it opens up to traffic at 6:00 PM.
Cheer Station 4

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.

Cheer Station 4a

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

Getting aroundA
Getting aroundB

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Growing up, I was never even remotely athletic, a distinct liability in a sports-mad country. Moreover, I grew to associate the idea of people being “sporty” with people who were generally obnoxious, who loved to lord their athletic prowess over others.

Triathlon, therefore, was a revelation for me: very ordinary people who were able to achieve extraordinary things. Team Z is the essence of triathlon in that regard, an amazing mix of experienced athletes (who turned out to be quite nice people) and absolute beginners, all sharing their different journeys. The team is full of people who push me when I need to be pushed and who push me when I don’t think I want to be pushed. Because the team pushes me, I’ve become something I never would have believed I could become: an athlete.

Mark Mullen

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Never say never on Team Z! I never thought I would do a triathlon let alone a half Ironman. I told anyone who would listen that the only way I would ever run another marathon was if it was in an Ironman and since I was never going to do an Ironman I had nothing to worry about. Well, so much for my “never” list. With the support of Team Z, I have raced numerous short distance triathlons, several half Ironmans, raced my best injury free marathon (I beat Oprah’s time), and signed up for an Ironman.
Regardless of your experience, speed, motivation, and goals there is a place for you on Team Z. When I joined the Team in December 2011, I did not know what to expect. My old game plan was to go as fast and as hard as possible regardless of the consequences. I do not recommend this strategy. I somehow always fell to side with an injury and burned out long before I reached the start line. This all changed when I joined Team Z. With the help of the coaches and my teammates, I am learning everyday how to find balance physically, set reachable goals, listen to my body, and enjoy the experience. I have a good friend on the Team that says that all the training and hard work is the journey. Race day is the victory lap. Gotta Love Team Z!

Kathy Hsu

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In 2009 I ran the Disney Marathon with my mom, accompanying her on her first 26.2 mile adventure. I remember standing at the start next to her and saying, “just think, those Ironman people have to do this after swimming 2.4 miles and biking 112”¦..freaking lunatics!.” Two years later with a couple of sprint and Olympic triathlons under my belt, and after a couple of glasses of wine, I started to wonder, “Maybe I can do an Ironman too?” So I pulled the trigger, dropped the cash, and signed up for Ironman Cozumel. This followed by immediate panic. “Oh dear God, what have I done? I haven’t the slightest clue how to train for an Ironman.” A couple months later, by chance, I ran into a Z’er outside of my work and as we started talking Triathlon, she told me about Team Z. “Why not? It can’t hurt” I thought to myself. So I joined. It didn’t take me long to realize that this team had everything I wanted: knowledgeable and supportive coaches, structured training plans for all levels and abilities, fantastic teammates, and most importantly cold beers ready for you after every race!

Scott Leary