Icy Iron Challenge

Here’s the deal:

You have six weeks to complete an Iron Distance race.  It doesn’t matter if you are indoors, outdoors, in a race, just training, running laps at the gym, or swimming in one of those jet stream hot tubs.  Make an honest estimate of your distances or get it off the GPS, and submit it to count towards the distance.  That is, 2.4 miles swimming, 112 miles biking, and 26.2 miles of running/walking/jogging.  If that isn’t a big enough challenge for you, you can sign up to do a double – two Iron equivalents over six weeks.  We know some of you are serious overachievers.  A double will comprise 4.8 miles of swimming, 224 miles of biking, and 52.4 miles of running. And if a double Ironman is too easy for you, we also have a quad option … that’s 9.6 miles of swimming, 448 miles of biking, and 104.8 miles of running.

Round 1:

Monday, January 1, 2024, at 12:01 AM through Sunday, February 11, 2024, at 11:59 PM.

Round 2:

Monday, February 12, 2024, at 12:01 AM through Sunday, March 24, 2024 at 11:59 PM.

Click here if you are looking for the registration form:

Icy Iron Registration

Click here to report your weekly miles:

Icy Iron Miles

Click here for complete totals as the miles come in from Icy Iron HQ:

Icy Iron Totals 
Column D of the spreadsheet denotes the progress of the athlete. Green indicates goal met or exceeded. Red indicates goal not yet met.

As with everything, there are a few rules and guidelines:

  1. All numbers are self-reported.
  2. Spin classes count toward your goal; however, you might need to make an educated guess as to your distance.
  3. Injured? Elliptical miles and pool jogging count towards your mileage!  We strive to be kind and charitable here, so no complaining if somebody got there by other means.
  4. Racing? Yep, those count, too!
  5. You have until the Sunday of each week (by midnight!) to post your results
  6. No roll over between cycles. We will push that trip odometer button and start everybody at 0/0/0 for the second round.

Prizes will be announced soon and will be distributed to all those who completed their race distance in one or both cycles.


So why Icy Iron?

The winter months are usually the slow period for triathletes. The cold weather drives us indoors and most of us are taking a break. But we don’t need to pack up the tri gear just because of a few snowflakes! It’s still good to get out, work on drills and techniques, and keep moving. All you need to do is submit your numbers, and you’re in the Icy Iron Challenge!

Contact us

If you have any questions, please contact Dana Harman, your Icy Iron coordinator, at icyironchallenge@stlouistriclub.com.