We hope that everyone is getting their new year (and their new year’s resolutions) of to a good start!
We had a blast in 2014 and look forward to seeing everyone again this year on the race course, in a bar, or on the beach.
Now we bet that you didn’t know that vast community of triathlete-musicians were paparazzi-worthy, did you? OK, so perhaps it’s just a tiny handful of triathletes who happen to play in a single band in Kansas City that helped to fill in a column or two on a slow news day.
It was so news-worthy, in fact, that they had to break the article up into multiple pieces; check out this article in today’s Kansas City Star featuring Ironband’s guitarist, Dave. Stay tuned as it is rumored that other members of band will be featured in coming weeks!
Sorry Jackson County folks; we were only news-worth enough to make the 913 section (page 26) which is only distributed in Johnson County.
To answer the obvious question, yes, Justin will, in fact, be holding an autograph session and auctioning off a dinner date with him at the Western Sizzler at a date and location to be determined.
2014 Tentative Race/Event/Performance Dates
The calendar is starting to come together and we’re looking forward to entertaining at several repeat events and a few new ones! Atheletes – check out the list of fantastic events below, get yourselves registered and join us as we help push you through the race with our eclectic blend of original and cover tunes!
There are still a few tentative race dates in discussion and probably a night or two in our favorite local live music watering holes so stay tuned!
Saturday, April 12th
Rock the Parkway Half Marathon/5K | more info
Rock the Parkway is celebrating five fantastic years of a race that has become one of the largest and most popular half marathons in the Midwest! Both the half marathon and the 5K have sold out every year.
We’re honored to be a long-standing tradition of this event and look forward to entertaining the runners again in 2014.
Saturday, May 18th
Kansas City Triathlon | more info
The Kansas City Triathlon offers a flat, fast course that travels through the scenic terrain of Jackson County, Missouri. In only six years, the Kansas City Triathlon has become one of the fastest growing and most popular events in the Midwest!
Both Olympic and Sprint Distances are being offered in 2014 – come out for a great race and catch Ironband entertaining along the way!
Sunday, June 8th
Ironman 70.3 Kansas | more info
Staged in the quintessential American college town of Lawrence, Kansas, this popular IRONMAN 70.3 regularly lures top pros from around the world. Competitors at all levels find this course as beautiful as it is challenging, while spectators feel welcomed by the events easily traversed open layout and scenic small-town setting.
Always a highlight on our calendar – camping, biking, hanging out with the carnies – we’ll be back in Lawrence again this year for our fifth annual appearance at the Ironman 70.3 Kansas race!
Saturday, June 28th
Fresh Ideas / Ultramax HalfMax/Quartermax/Octomax Triathlon | more info
Are you ready for the challenge of Innsbrook? America’s premiere half iron championship is back and set against St. Louis’ most picturesque backdrop!
Ironband is looking forward to hitting the road and introducing the athletes from St. Louis and the surrounding areas to the tunes of Ironband!
Sunday, August 17th
Jackson County Triathlon | more info
A Kansas City tradition, the Jackson County Triathlon offers a fast bike course consisting of rolling hills, and a flat run. Excellent for the beginner and expert, and a great training tool for long distance athletes.
Ironband will be on hand to entertain our friends and local athletes as Elite Cycling presents this long-standing event again in 2014.
Saturday, October 11th
Ironman World Championship – Kona | more info
There is a rumor that Ironband will be making a return appearance in Kona in 2014. While we can neither confirm nor deny such rumors we did want to pencil it in on the calendar for planning purposes. Of course, if we do head to Kona we expect all of our friends who are “on the bubble” to put that extra bit of effort into their training this year so they can score a Kona qualifier spot and join us!
Should that happen and the band find themselves in Kona again this year you can expect a few performances at bars, house parties, beaches, and events both official and unofficial. Aloha!
See you on a course or on a stage soon!