The time for the Kailua-Kona Ironman is fast approaching. In 2011 there were just under 2,000 entrants and many more supporters and volunteers . This year the number of participants is on track to break last year’s record and the number of visitors will also increase.
This is a very exciting and exceptionally busy time for the Big Island for the weeks preceding and following the event. Accommodations and rental vehicles are fast becoming hard to find.
Car rentals already are in heavy demand and availability is getting scarce which means that the rates are going to increase day by day till no rental vehicles are left. Many car rental companies have increased their Big Island Hawai’i (Kona and Hilo) rates for the period between October 4th to October 14th.
Anyone visiting the Big Island during this time has hopefully already reserved their vehicle. If not then now is the time to head over to Discount Hawaii Car Rental to get the cheapest rate.
During the Ironman events there will be numerous road closures that may affect your travel plans and the organizers of the Ironman have kindly provided all planned road closures online.
For more about the Kailua-Kona Ironman see http://ironmanworldchampionship.com/
For information and maps for road closures for the 2012 Ironman Keiki Dip ‘n Dash and Parade of Nations on October 9th see http://ironmanworldchampionship.com/files/2011/08/2012IM_100912_Parade_Closure-21.pdf
For information and maps for road closures for the 2012 Hawaii Big Island Ironman from October 11th to October 14 2012 see http://ironmanworldchampionship.com/files/2011/08/12KonaRoadClosures3BW1.pdf