KAILUA-KONA, HI--(Marketwired - Sep 30, 2015) - A journey of dedication and adventure will come full circle in Kailua-Kona, Hawaii, as athletes from across the world converge at the starting line of the 38th Ironman World Championship at the Courtyard King Kamehameha's Kona Beach Hotel on Oct. 10. Providing the starting and finish lines for this impressive world event, the Courtyard is a proud sponsor of the annual triathlon which draws thousands of participants and spectators to Hawaii's Big Island.
"We're proud to once again be the host hotel for this world-renowned endurance race welcoming athletes and their friends and family," said Jak Hu, General Manager of the Courtyard King Kamehameha's Kona Beach Hotel.
"The hotel is located alongside the swim start and the finish line so it's a lot of fun to be part of the action and to witness the intensity of the athletes participating in such a huge athletic feat," added Hu. "We embrace the friendly global rivalry of these world-class athletes who truly appreciate competing on our beautiful Hawaii Island."
In applauding the adventurous spirit and determination of athletes who qualify and those that don't, this busy Kona destination is offering a "Family Package" for active families seeking new adventures and great hotel deals.
While the week leading up to the championship is filled with a variety of affiliated events and activities, the Courtyard also provides families with a variety of recreational options throughout the year. In addition to an oversized, oceanview pool, adventurous families can choose bike rentals, stand-up paddle boarding, kayaking, and snorkeling directly behind the hotel in Kamakahonu Bay
Courtyard King Kamehameha's Kona Beach Hotel will host the official IRONMAN press conference on Friday, Oct. 9, and will also host the post race awards dinner and Luau on Sunday, Oct. 11 for athletes, friends and family.
More than 2,000 athletes from around the world have qualified and are expected to take part in the 140.6 mile triathlon which includes a 2.4 mile swim in Kailua Bay, a 112-mile bicycle route and 26.2-mile run along the Kona Coast. With terrain dotted by black lava rock and encompassed with high heat, humidity and "ho'omumuku" crosswinds of up to 45 mph howling along the trek, the event poses the ultimate test of body, mind and spirit.
For reservations using the hotel's "Family Package", travelers may call 1-800-361-2111 or visit konabeachhotel.com and reference "FML" as the corporate code.
About the Courtyard King Kamehameha's Kona Beach Hotel
Courtyard King Kamehameha's Kona Beach Hotel welcomes guests to the Big Island of Hawaii with immaculate accommodations and superb amenities. Located on the historical site where King Kamehameha, the famed King of the Hawaiian Islands once lived, the full-service hotel boasts a blend of cultural sophistication and modern convenience. Situated just steps from white-sand beaches, the hotel offers many on-site beach activities, while shopping and attractions of Kailua-Kona are moments away. Airy and spacious, guest rooms and suites feature plush bedding, free Wi-Fi and private balconies. Guests will also discover a variety of vibrant restaurants that blend the flavors of Hawaii with casual, oceanfront dining.