11/7/2009 – Ironman Florida

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For the 11th year in a row, Ironman Florida brings the race back to the warm Gulf waters of Panama City Beach.  Last year’s event was a blast with many walking (or limping) away with personal best records and Bella Bayliss walking away with the trophy.  This year’s event will start out in the Gulf behind Boardwalk Beach Resort and the final runners at the end of the race will finish their day at Spinnaker Beach club.

Read on for all the details.

Last year we were in attendance and took tons of great shots.  This year, our attendance will be limited as I have some plans with my family, but I will be there for the start of the swim and transition from swim to bike, shooting timelapse.  I love timelapse.

Here is our recap from last year: http://pcbdaily.com/video/ironman-florida-pictures-and-timelapse-video

From IronmanFlorida.com:

Panama City Beach Florida, with its vast and expansive beaches and emerald waters off the Gulf of Mexico, is a premium vacation spot for those seeking the warmth and sunshine of a tropical climate. This weekend, though, athletes will add a unique way to experience this paradise – by swimming 2.4 miles, biking 112 miles and running 26 miles.

On Saturday, the 11th edition of the Ford Ironman Florida will see over 2,200 participants start the race on a course that has “Personal Best” or “Personal Record” written all over it. With it’s two-looped swim out of the way, competitors head out on the single loop bike and double looped run courses that are both pancake flat and fast.

It will be no vacation here for those in the professional race. Five-time Ford Ironman Florida champion, Bella Bayliss (left), is returning to defend her title and will, without a doubt, be favored to win. With eleven Ironman championships on her resume, who can argue? Bayliss has five wins in Florida in eight attempts. She knows this course and what it takes to win here.

Nina Kraft and Heather Gollnick both possess multiple Ironman titles and will present Bayliss with a challenge on Saturday.

Kraft won Ford Ironman Florida in 2007. The 40-year-old also has two wins in stand-alone marathons this year. She ran in the 2:45 range for both of them and arrives in Panama City Beach fit. If she’s on her game, Kraft could make Bayliss’s attempt to win her sixth Ironman Florida title a bit of a challenge.

Schedule

Wednesday, November 4, 2009

Start End Event Location
9:00 a.m. 5:00 p.m. Ironman Merchandise Store Spinnaker Parking Lot
9:00 a.m. 5:00 p.m. Ironman Bike Store Spinnaker Parking Lot
9:00 a.m. 4:30 p.m. Ford Ironman Florida Expo Spinnaker Parking Lot
10:00 a.m. 4:00 p.m. Athlete Check-In Spinnaker Parking Lot

Thursday, November 5, 2009

Start End Event Location
8:00 a.m. 10:00 a.m. Gatorade Bag Check Behind the Boardwalk Beach Resort on the beach
9:00 a.m. 5:00 p.m. Ironman Merchandise Store Spinnaker Parking Lot
9:00 a.m. 5:00 p.m. Ironman Bike Store Spinnaker Parking Lot
9:00 a.m. 4:30 p.m. Ford Ironman Florida Expo Spinnaker Parking Lot
10:00 a.m. 4:00 p.m. Athlete Check-In Spinnaker Parking Lot
5:30 p.m. 7:30 p.m. Ford Ironman Florida 11th Annual Welcome Dinner Boardwalk Beach Resort Main Ballroom
7:30 p.m. 8:30 p.m. Mandatory Athlete Meeting Boardwalk Beach Resort Main Ballroom

Friday, November 6, 2009

Start End Event Location
8:00 a.m. 10:00 a.m. Gatorade Bag Check Behind the Boardwalk Beach Resort on the beach
9:00 a.m. 5:00 p.m. Ironman Merchandise Store Spinnaker Parking Lot
9:00 a.m. 5:00 p.m. Ironman Bike Store Spinnaker Parking Lot
9:00 a.m. 4:30 p.m. Ford Ironman Florida Expo Spinnaker Parking Lot
9:00 a.m. 11:00 a.m. 2010 Ford Ironman Florida Registration
On-Site for 2009 Registered Athletes Only
Spinnaker Parking Lot
10:00 a.m. 3:00 p.m. Mandatory Bike & Gear Bag Check-in Boardwalk Beach Resort East Parking Lot
5:00 p.m. Volunteer Meeting Boardwalk Beach Resort Main Ballroom
2:00 p.m. 4:00 p.m. On-Site Registration & Packet Pickup for the Florida Kids Triathlon. Spinnaker Parking Lot

Saturday, November 7, 2009

Start End Event Location
4:30 a.m. Transition Area Opens; Bodymarking Begins South Thomas Drive in front of the Boardwalk Beach Resort
6:50 a.m. Pro-Start
7:00 a.m. Age Group Start
9:00 a.m. 5:00 p.m. Ironman Merchandise Store Spinnaker Parking Lot
9:00 a.m. 5:00 p.m. Ironman Bike Store Spinnaker Parking Lot
6:30 p.m. Bike & Gear Check-Out Boardwalk Beach Resort East Parking Lot
12:00 a.m. Race Officially Ends

Sunday, November 8, 2009

Start End Event Location
7:45 a.m. 8:45 a.m. Florida Kids Triathlon Packet Pick-up Frank Brown Park
9:00 a.m. Florida Kids Triathlon Race Start Frank Brown Park
7:00 a.m. 3:00 p.m. Ironman Merchandise Store Spinnaker Parking Lot
9:00 a.m. 5:00 p.m. Ironman Bike Store Spinnaker Parking Lot
9:00 a.m. 11:00 a.m. 2010 Ford Ironman Florida Registration for 2009 volunteers and general public Spinnaker Parking Lot
9:00 a.m. 2:00 p.m. View & Order ASI Race Photos Spinnaker Parking Lot
9:00 a.m. 11:00 a.m. Lost and Found Spinnaker Parking Lot
9:00 a.m. 11:00 a.m. 2010 Ford Ironman World Championship Registration Spinnaker Parking Lot
11:05 a.m. 2010 Ford Ironman World Championship Roll down Spinnaker Parking Lot
5:30 p.m. Philadelphia Insurance Ironman Awards Banquet Boardwalk Beach Resort Main Ballroom
8:00 p.m. Athlete Party Spinnaker’s Beach Club on South Thomas Drive

Monday, November 9, 2009

Start End Event Location
5:30 p.m. Volunteer Party- Free to all volunteers who wear their volunteer T-Shirt Boardwalk Beach Resort Main Ballroom
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1 Amanda Sterrett December 1, 2009 at 5:37 pm

Do you have a website of 2009 Panama City Beach Ironman Finisher merchandise?

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