WTC Offers $1000 Ironman Access Membership Program

The World Triathlon Corporation (WTC) announced today that it is introducing an athlete membership program, known as "Ironman Access".

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The World Triathlon Corporation (WTC) announced today that it is introducing an athlete membership program, known as “Ironman Access”. Membership costs $1,000 per year and will provide athletes with the opportunity to register for Ironman events before registration is open to the general public. The membership also offers a second chance into the Ironman Lottery program. The fee does not cover the registration fees for events (which stands at $575 for an Ironman right now) or the fee to enter the lottery.

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See the press release below:

Today, World Triathlon Corporation (WTC) launches an exclusive athlete membership program called Ironman Access. In addition to other member benefits, the program will offer advance registration for Ironman events worldwide before entries open to the general public. Membership into Ironman Access is on a first-come, first-served basis and will close once it reaches capacity. To register for Ironman Access, click here.

Advance race registration for Ironman Access members will open one week prior to the event’s general entry registration date. Athletes are required to pay the general entry fee for the selected event. Early registration for Ironman Access members for the 2011 Ironman Florida will open on Monday, Nov. 1; athletes interested in registering for this event as an Ironman Access member must join the program by 11:59 p.m. PDT on Sunday, Oct. 31, to be eligible.

Members may choose to register early for one or more of the following 2011 and 2012 Ironman races:

· 2011 Ironman Florida
· 2011 Ironman Arizona
· 2011 Ironman Cozumel
· 2011 Ironman Western Australia
· 2012 Ironman New Zealand
· 2012 Ironman South Africa
· 2012 Ironman Australia
· 2012 Ironman St. George
· 2012 Ironman Lanzarote
· 2012 Ironman Texas
· 2012 Ironman China
· 2012 Ironman Brazil
· 2012 Ironman France
· 2012 Ironman Coeur d’Alene
· 2012 Ironman Austria
· 2012 Ironman Switzerland
· 2012 Ironman European Championship
· 2012 Ironman Lake Placid
· 2012 Ironman UK
· 2012 Ironman Regensburg
· 2012 Ironman Canada
· 2012 Ironman Louisville
· 2012 Ironman Wisconsin
· 2012 Ironman Wales

In addition to exclusive, advance registration, Ironman Access will offer perks including an official membership ID card; a second chance in the Ironman Lottery Program*; two VIP passes per registered event; a one-year subscription to Lava Magazine; discounts on Ironman partner products at and at Ironman’s on-site event retail stores; and a 2010 Ford Ironman World Championship NBC broadcast DVD. Membership benefits are valid for one year starting from activation date. In order to take advantage of early event registration, membership must be current. The annual membership fee is $1,000 USD.

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