Vinfest Ironman 2023 World Championship In Kona October 14 – it’s all about Women!

Vinfest Ironman 2023 World Championship In Kona October 14 – it’s all about Women!

One of the year’s most anticipated sporting events takes place here this month. Some 2,200 women athletes from around the globe are expected to compete in the first-ever women-only race day on Hawaii Island, Saturday, October 14. The men competed in Nice, France, last month, and now the women are competing in Kailua-Kona, Hawaii, in this iconic endurance event in October 2023.

The 140.6-mile race begins with a 2.4-mile swim in Kailua Bay, transitions to a 112-mile roundtrip bike ride to Hawi at the northernmost end of the island, and ends with a 26.2-mile run that begins and ends back in Kailua-Kona.The action actually begins Saturday, October 7, featuring several race week activities that the public is invited to join in with advance registration. They include:

  • The 5K Kona Town Fun Run, 7am Saturday, October 7, beginning at Hale Halawai (ages 10+)
  • The Ho‘ala 2.4 mile training swim, 8am Sunday, October 9, taking off from Kamakahonu Beach (ages 18+)
  • The Ironkids Dip-n-Dash swim/run , 4pm Tuesday, October 10, starting at Ka‘ahumanu Place (ages 6-14 years with age group distances)
To register to compete in these events, go to
Volunteering is another way to participate in the World Championship event. Registration is now open for a variety of volunteer opportunities available this year. Register online at

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