Thank You Kansas City Zoo Run!

Thank you Kansas City Zoo Run for having us entertain at the post-race party – beautiful morning to “Run for the Penguins” at the Kansas City Zoo! We appreciate the tambourine, cowbell, and dancing additions from Calvin of the Missouri Comets as well as this 8-year old who not only ran the entire 4-mile race but danced for nearly our entire set!

Congratulations to all the runners – we hope you had as enjoyable a morning as we did!

Ironband Live @ the 2014 Kansas City Zoo Run

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Live at the11th Annual Kansas City Zoo Run

Do you know the difference between penguins and turkeys? Sign up for the 11th annual Zoo run on Oct. 5th and find out! “Run for the Penguins”, complete the four or one-mile course, then join us for some live music and an endangered species talk; proceeds support the KC Zoo and our hometown penguins! Visit kansascityzoorun.org to register!

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Ironband / KC Marathon – Win a FREE Race Entry!

Ironband is thrilled to once again be a part of the live music lineup at the 2014 Waddell & Reed Kansas City Marathon Finish Line Festival!

We’ll get things rocking as the runners start crossing the finish line after which the talented Brothers Osborne will take the stage and turn things up with their hits such as Rum and Let’s Go There.

Live music, Kansas City barbecue and cold beer – as veteran finishers of this race we can’t think of a better way to finish a marathon, half-marathon or 5K!

Wanna race for FREE? Ironband, in conjunction with the Kansas City Sports Commission, is giving away a free entry – just follow the steps below and we’ll draw a winner from the Facebook Likes and Twitter Retweets nextFriday, September 19th!

Win a Race Entry:

Facebook:
1) If you haven’t already done so, “Like” the Kansas City MarathonIronband Facebook Pages.
2) “Like” the post on the @ironbandmusic page featuring the photo below (for bonus points, tell us what songs you want to hear at the finish line!)
OR
Twitter:
1) If you haven’t already done so, follow @IronbandMusic and @KCMarathon on Twitter.
2) Retweet Ironband’s tweet featuring the image below.

That’s it – we’ll combine the Facebook likes and Twitter retweets and draw a winner next Friday. After that, it’s up to you – lace up those shoes and we’ll see you on October 18th!

ironband - KC Marathon

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Thank You IRONMAN Boulder!

We’re back from Boulder and had a blast being part of the opening ceremony festivities at the inaugural IRONMAN Boulder!

It’s only fitting that a full IRONMAN race finally came to one of this country’s meccas of triathlon. IRONMAN Boulder was, in fact, the largest race held to date in the history of IRONMAN triathlon. With that in mind our hats go off to race director Dave Christen and his army of staff and local volunteers that put on a world-class event and to the local community for embracing the event.

Our thanks also go out to Dave Christen and Dave Downey from Boulder County Communications for inviting us to Boulder to be a part of the opening ceremony, to Dave C’s team at Ironman and Dave D’s crew at BCC for all their assistance (Ironband actually had a “crew”!) and to Mike Reilly for his continued support and letting us rock him onto the stage.

As triathletes we are always taught to “not” try new things on race day; don’t race in a brand new pair of shoes, don’t make questionable adjustments to your bike the day before the race, etc. The same philosophy should apply as musicians (or pseudo-triathlon-musicians). But then that would be too easy, wouldn’t it?

As such we eschewed that philosophy and tried all sorts of new things on “race day”; syncing our music to video with embedded lyrics on the jumbotron, playing live backing music to Dave Downey’s live voice-over of the IRONMAN History video and welcoming Mike “The Voice of Ironman” Reilly to the stage to live music.

We had a blast and hope that the athletes and their family and friends enjoyed the beautiful evening in Boulder under the setting sun as they prepared themselves for Sunday’s race. For our part, we spent the better part of the weekend “investing” in the local community by attempting our own IRONMAN of sorts; biking to every brewery in Boulder. Do you know how many breweries there are in Boulder?

As far as the race – congratulations to everyone who stepped up to the starting line and dug deep in their efforts to become a mile-high IRONMAN! There were some impressive first time wins, some new PRs, some not-so-much PRs, and some who didn’t reach that finish line within official time, but as with many things in life it’s the journey and not the finish that’s important so congratulations to all of you.

See you soon!

Highlights from our opening set that kicked off the evening:
Ironman Live @ the 2014 Ironman Boulder Opening Ceremony

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IM Boulder + Ironband = Mile High Rock & Roll

Ironband is heading to the Rockies and thrilled to be part of the 2014 Ironman Boulder Opening Ceremony festivities!

If you’re heading to Boulder for the race or you live in the Boulder/Denver area come out for an evening under the stars as we kick off race weekend at the inagural Ironman Boulder!

This event is free and open to athletes, their family and friends, and the general public. We’ll kick things off with live music at 6:30pm before “The Voice of Ironman”, Mike Reilly, takes over the mic as he hosts the Opening Ceremony at 7:30pm.

We’ll see you in Boulder on August 1st!

Ironband - Ironman Boulder

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Ironband Hits the Road: Fresh Ideas Halfmax Championship

Ironband is hitting the road this weekend for a special appearance at Ultramax Sports’ Fresh Ideas Halfmax Championship at the Innsbrook Resort near St. Louis! With three distances to choose from and one of the most scenic courses in the midwest we’re excited to be a part of the return of this historic event. We’ll be playing at the post-race party on Saturday so look for us as you cross the finish line.

Visit the website for more information on the Ultramax Halfmax, Quartermax and Octomax events.

Fresh Ideas Halfmax Chamionship

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