This Event is for Individual & Team
While everyone is hunkered down in a “wait and see
mode” we wanted to give our athletes something to look
forward to and keep them honest while they train at home and keep
them competitive. This is an excellent event for all swimmers and
What is it?
The IronMay virtual
Duathlon is an event organized by the Fellowship
Baptist Church in Cheney. Participants have one month to complete
all three components of an Ironman race. Because water is not
accessible to anyone right now, this year the competition is a
Duathlon with only the run and bike.
Beginning May 1 our swimmers will compete to complete the 112 mile
bike and 26.2 mile run as quickly as they can. All distances are
submitted online through the competition website and awards are
given accordingly. This is an online competition, so all athletes
are responsible for logging their own Distances (On Your Honor!)
after each Bike/Run. The distance are totaled for each athlete or
team and each athlete can see their distances and the leader boards
in real time on the
IronMay website. At the end of May, the leaders in each
category are those who complete the most Marathon Distances in the
Bike and the Run. For example the Individual Champion last year
completed 12 IronMans during the entire month of May.
Distances are logged “On Your
Complete Honesty is required from all participants in this
competition. The Distances must be measurable by a fitness device
The bike can be completed on road outside or on a stationary bike.
The settings on a stationary bike at home should be on a moderate
setting or medium resistance a stationary bike that is set to
easy or no resistance would allow the participant to spin
unreasonably fast and would obtain a longer distance than someone
biking on. This would be considered cheating.
We prefer that CAST Members
compete in the IronDualthlon. We feel that without access
to our usual competitive schedule that athletes need a quantifiable
or measurable opportunity to compete in order to challenge
themselves against their peers and keep them honest about staying
in peak physical condition while we are out of the water.
Not only will CAST Swimmers and Families be competing against each
other, but we will also be competing against swimmers and families
from other local teams like SWAT and WEST.
Get your mind into
competition mode and bring your “A” Game to this
Let’s see what the
fish can do on land!
There is an IronQuarantine Division also however it is not
quantifiable. We prefer athletes register for the IronDualthlon but
it is not required.
The Cost for this event is
$11 per person. Each Event will be for the specific division you
would like to race in-remember you can do it as an individual or in
a team of up to 5 people!
WHERE is IronMay?
The event can take place
anywhere (even on a spaceship)! Therein lies the
beauty, and uniqueness, of IronMay - anyone can participate
wherever they live or travel in the world. Since the activity
is logged online, all you need is an internet connection to
participate. Even teams don't need to be in the same physical
location. Regularly, there are several family teams that live
in different areas of the country or world who can come together to
participate as one.
How Much Does it
The Early Entry Fee is $11 per participant. Early entries
must be received by April 28th. The Late Entry Fee (April
30th-May 8th) is $15 per participant. Thanks to the generous
support of our sponsors, community, and participants, IronMay has
been able to keep entry costs low to maximize access to the event.
If you wish to support that commitment,
consider making a donation.
Typically, IronMay is divided into three legs (2.4 mile swim,
112 mile bike, and 26.2 mile run). However, due to
restrictions and safe practices tied to COVID-19, IronMay has two
competition options for 2020.
- Option 1: IronDuathlon (bike and run/walk
distances for an Ironman race)
- Bike: 112 miles
- Run/Walk: 26.2 miles
You may exceed the minimum miles or hours for either option during
IronMay, so keep logging your activity if you surpass them.
awards are up for grabs, including the most ironmans
completed by individuals and teams.
Training for IronMay can occur ANYWHERE, WHENEVER! Outdoors,
stuck at home, you name it. Specific exercise modes for each
competition option include:
- Option 1: IronDuathlon
- Bike: You may ride outdoors
or use an indoor stationary bike. When mileage is unknown,
check out the time conversion factor and resources provided in
- Run/Walk: You can walk,
jog, or run on tracks, treadmills, roads, trails, etc. When
mileage is unknown, check out the track lap conversion factor and
resources provided in the
You are solely responsible for completing the minimum
distances/hours for all three legs within the month of May.
- Recreational: This division
is intended for individuals who simply want to have fun and
challenge themselves by completing at least 1 IronDuathlon by the
end of May.
- Champion division: This division is for individuals
who go full BEAST MODE and complete 4+ IronDuathlons in
May. Anyone who qualifies for this division
will automatically earn a Champion t-shirt and compete for
All teams can be comprised
of 2-5 members. Team members can divide the
IronDuathlon or IronQuarantine distances/hours between themselves
in any manner. Remember, the team total is the finisher
goal - each team member does not have to solely complete the
IronDuathlon or IronQuarantine distances!
- Recreational: This division
is intended for teams who simply want to have fun and
challenge themselves by completing at least 1 ironman-distance
triathlon by the end of May. Typically, we have family and
corporate team options as well, but for 2020, we're rolling them
all into the same division of teams.
- Champion division: This division is for teams who go
full BEAST MODE and complete 10+ IronDuathlons or 170+
IronQuarantine hours in May. Any teams who
qualify for this division will automatically earn Champion t-shirts
and compete for additional awards.
for full event info and registration!