IRONMAN – MAY 1

Join us in welcoming 2,200 Ironman athletes the weekend of May 1, 2010!

They come from approximately 30 countries and 47 states.

Information for the 2010 St. George Festival

Welcome to the first annual Ford Ironman Festival presented by the City of St. George! Join St. George and surrounding communities on Historic Main Street for two days of food, entertainment and culture as we welcome athletes and visitors from all over the world to the pinnacle of triathlon events, the Ford Ironman Series.

Set in the Historic District in Downtown St. George, the Ford Ironman Festival is adjacent to the transition two and finish line venues at the popular Town Square. Friday will feature live music, art strolls, food, children’s activities and the first annual Ford Ironman Kids Run. Saturday the event moves to St. George Boulevard to accommodate the Ironman bike and run course and will feature food, children’s activities and cultural exhibits. Both days are free to the public!

Dates, locations and hours of operation:

Friday, April 30th 11:00 am to 9:00 pm on Historic Main Street (between St. George Boulevard and Tabernacle Street) Ford Ironman Kids Run at 6:00 pm on Main Street near Tabernacle Roundabout)

Saturday, May 1st 11:00 am to 11:00 pm on St. George Boulevard (between Main Street and 100 West)

Dear Athletes,

On behalf of the Ironman Team, welcome to the 2010 Ford Ironman St. George! We are excited to be a part of the inaugural event, held in one of the most beautiful locations in the world.

The striking scenery of the St. George area provides a spectacular setting for the event. Athletes will enjoy swimming in the cool, clear waters of Sand Hollow reservoir and the challenge of a two-loop bike course that travels through Washington County. The bike course takes athletes from the red sandstonebluffs in the south to the edge of the Dixie National Forest in the north. The two-loop run includes downtown St. George and the Red Cliffs Desert Reserve. Visitors will enjoy the pristine beauty and refreshing activities in Zion National Park, Snow Canyon State Park and the local communities as well.

We would like to thank Washington County, the cities of St. George, Washington, Hurricane, Ivins and Santa Clara, as well as all of the agencies and volunteers in these communities who have come together to make this event possible.

Enjoy your time in southern Utah and good luck to you for a safe and successful race.

Paul Huddle, Roch Frey, & Jeff Gardner

Ironman, Co-Race Directors