Annual IRONMAN Competition Hits Hawaii

On your mark…get set…go! On October 12, nearly 1,800 athletes from around the world will embark on a 140.6-mile journey that presents the ultimate test as they swim, bike and run for the renowned IRONMAN title in Kailua-Kona, Hawaii. Known as one of the most intense competitions in the world, testing body, mind and spirit, the IRONMAN World Championship will celebrate its 35th anniversary this year.

Having been a part of the competition for years, Courtyard Marriott King Kamehameha’s Kona Beach Hotel is proud to once again serve as the official hotel headquarters for the event. Many of the weekend’s events will take place just outside the Courtyard Marriott King Kamehameha’s Kona Beach Hotel. Additionally, the official IRONMAN store and the Welcome and Awards Banquets held at the hotel are open to visitors and athletes alike. Click here to view the complete schedule of events.


Courtyard Marriott King Kamehameha’s Kona Beach Hotel sits on the shores of the white-sand beach of Kamakahonu Bay, overlooking the blue Pacific Ocean and surrounded by lush greenery – many of the hallmarks that contribute to Hawaii’s natural beauty. Located right across from the Kailua Pier and just minutes from the Kona International Airport, the hotel offers spacious and stylish guestrooms with luxurious bed linens, flat-screen cable TVs, complimentary high-speed Internet access, refrigerator, and coffeemaker with Kona’s delicious coffee. Guests can enjoy refreshing cocktails and casual fare at the Billfish Poolside Bar & Grille or dine at Honu’s on the Beach restaurant, featuring fresh and innovative Hawaii regional cuisine with beachside views of the bay. The hotel is also home to the award-winning Island Breeze’s Polynesian luau, a feast of traditional Hawaiian food and authentic Polynesian entertainment.


For more information or to book a room call (808) 329-2911 or visit


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