Race week for the 2019 Vega IRONMAN World Championship has officially kicked off in Kailua-Kona, Hawai`i and with it, the plethora of activities and events. The countdown is on to the world’s most iconic single-day endurance event taking place on Saturday, Oct. 12. A daily Pau Hana, a Hawaiian phrase meaning “end of the workday,” will recap highlights from the last 24 hours.
VEGA IRONMAN World Championship Merchandise Opens Its Doors
Multiple locations for the Official IRONMAN Merchandise Store have opened their doors to the public and with a brand new experiential store in 2019, there is something for everyone. Featuring over 200 IRONMAN World Championship products in 40 different categories from premier partners like Compressport, HOKA ONE ONE, Santini, ROKA, and Ventum there are more options than ever before. While the IRONMAN Village at Hale Halawai Park will once again serve as the central hub for the athletes, their support team and the local community, the flagship IRONMAN Merchandise will be conveniently located at the Courtyard by Marriot King Kamehameha Hotel with an expanded footprint of over 6,000 square feet.
Divided into swim, bike and run zones, the stores will feature technical products for training and racing along with everyday lifestyle products, including the official triathlon and cycling kits by Santini, `Ohana swim collection by ROKA and over 40 styles of limited-edition World Championship hats and visors. Visitors can also purchase the limited edition Suunto 9 Baro Titanium IRONMAN Limited Edition watch which is limited to 1,406 watches, celebrating the 140.6-mile journey that makes up a full-distance IRONMAN triathlon.
The stores will also feature interactive games like corn hole, photo opportunities with the IRONMAN M-Dot® logo and oversized KONA letters and refreshments to cool off with a Hawaiian shaved ice treat or locally sourced coconut; all while enjoying the sounds of Ukulele musician Dennis Garcia.
IRONMAN merchandise hours of operations can be found on the event schedule listed on the Vega IRONMAN World Championship event page.