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RIVA ROW BOAT HOUSE

SCHEDULE OF EVENTS

LOCAL ATTRACTIONS
Enjoy The Woodlands Waterway and Lake Woodlands by kayak!
The Riva Row Boat House is a 1.6 acre park located at the junc-
ture of the upper and lower levels of The Waterway. Provided
by Orvis, single and tandem kayaks, lifejackets, and paddles are

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available for rental. Enjoy an afternoon on water while seeing The
Woodlands from a different point of view.

CYNTHIA WOODS MITCHELL PAVILLION


9 AM -5 PM IRONMAN Village/Official IRONMAN Store/Athlete Check-In Enjoy concerts and events at one of Houston’s top entertainment
at Waterway Parking Lot venues. This 17,000-seat outdoor amphitheater showcases over
60 world-class concerts a year. Musical performances from hard
11 AM & 2PM Athlete Briefings rock to classical to everything in between have earned the Pavil-

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ion a ranking among the top amphitheater concert venues in the
world. Here you can see nationally known artists and enjoy some
lighter notes during the Houston Symphony’s summer season at
The Woodlands.
9 AM -5 PM IRONMAN Village/Official IRONMAN Store/Athlete Check-In
THE WOODLAND’S CHILDREN’S MUSEUM
12 PM Pro-Athlete Panel Visit, stay and play! The Woodlands Children’s Museum is ideal
for children 7 years of age and younger. They can explore and
discover the open exhibits especially designed for them. The
11 AM & 2PM Athlete Briefings (Spanish Briefing at 3 PM) Museum provides creative and imaginative play experiences along
with daily interactive activities. Admission fee is valid all day. Con-
5 PM- 7 PM Welcome Banquet at Marriott Hotel (free for Athletes, tick- veniently located in a shopping center, the museum is surrounded
ets available for purchase) by varied places to enjoy a meal and come back to play.

FRIDAY, APRIL 21
SHOPPING AT THE MARKET PLACE & THE WOODLANDS MALL
Shopping and dining at Market Street is spread over 34 acres,
offering shoppers an opportunity to stroll from store to store in a
9 AM -5 PM IRONMAN Village/Official IRONMAN Store/Athlete Check-In vibrant, pedestrian-oriented environment. Central Park offers a
natural retreat with a landscaped area with an interactive chil-
10 AM -3 PM Mandatory Bike and Gear Check-In dren’s fountain that’s an excellent gathering place. Market Street
is known not only for its unique selection of boutique shops,
SATURDAY, APRIL 22 but also for its restaurants, several of which are unique to the
Houston area like Jasper’s and Tommy Bahama’s Café. Two multi-
screen movie theatres are in walking distance.
5:30 AM Transition Area Opens
THE WOODLANDS WATERWAY
6:25 AM Pro- Athlete Race Start The scenic Woodlands Waterway, a 1.25-mile long linear park and
transportation corridor, is home to shops, restaurants, Class-A of-
6:40 AM Age-Group Rolling Race Start fices and the spectacular Fountains at Waterway Square™. Enjoy
a relaxing boat tour on a Waterway Cruiser or, for a ride along the
8 AM -9 PM Official IRONMAN Store waterway and throughout the Town Center area, hop aboard one
of The Woodlands Waterway Trolleys.
5 PM- Mandatory Bike & Gear Check-Out
MIDNIGHT THE FOUNTAINS AT WATERWAY SQUARE
Waterway Square is a one-acre public plaza with unique water
SUNDAY, APRIL 23 features and green spaces that serve as the “centerpiece” of The
Woodlands Town Center. Come experience the excitement of
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earth, wind and water in a synchronized choreography of motion


7 AM - 2 PM Official IRONMAN Store/ Information Tent and sound.
11:30 AM Awards & Volunteer Appreciation Banquet ACTIVITIES
Top Golf, located just down I 45 in Spring, is a great spot for golfer
1:30 PM 2017 IRONMAN World Championship Slot Allocation and and non-golfers alike! Shooting at golf targets, while munch-
Rolldown Ceremony ing on snacks and drinks, is quite fun for adults and kids. I-Fly,
an indoor sky-diving attraction, is brand-new to The Woodlands.
Much safer than the real thing, it gives you a taste of hurtling
through the atmosphere with Mother Earth a few seconds away!

S PECTATO R G U I D E IRONMAN Emergency Contact:


RESTAURANTS GALORE
Are your taste buds tuned for a thick, juicy steak? Asian cuisine?
Italian? Fajitas, a great burger or a place to watch the game?
ATHLETE SERVICES 813-295-0748 Lunch at a sidewalk café? Barbecue? From cozy neighborhood
4. 22. 17 W WW.I R O N M A N .CO M / T E X AS # IMTX #IMNAC HAMP S
TEXAS@IRONMAN.COM eateries to romantic evening meals overlooking The Woodlands
Saturday: 8 AM - 8 PM Waterway®, you’ll find the fare to fit your fancy right here in The
Sunday: 5 AM- 12:30 AM Woodlands.
Monday: 8 AM - 2 PM
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team tents; however, we suggest working with one of the several restaurants that flank Lake Woodlands and the swim
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heart of Texas. Just 27 miles north of Houston, The Woodlands is the perfect venue to No, for safety reasons we ask that you do not attempt to follow your athlete by car. The best
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start and finish is along Lake Rob-
host the IRONMAN North American Championship. The Woodlands is one of America’s place to watch your athlete is in the transition area and the finish line. Please do not attempt
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first master-planned communities, is close to two major airports, numerous parks, and a
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to gain access to the race course with your vehicle. We want to keep the course as safe as 50M

bustling downtown for athletes and their families to enjoy. With plenty of amenities within possible for the athletes. Sam Houston Tollway

walking distance, this pedestrian-friendly community makes it easy for visitors to find their

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HOW DO I TRACK MY ATHLETE ON RACE DAY? rants close to Waterway Ave and
(with 2 loops on the Hardy Toll Road) 112 mile bike course takes participants south through near the transition area. No tents
The Woodlands neighborhoods into Harris County, and onto the Hardy Toll Road towards To follow your athlete’s progress on race morning, go to ironman.com and click on ‘Race 261 80M

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downtown Houston. The day ends with a 26.2-mile run taking place entirely within The however North Shore Park is a BIKE COURSE 45
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Woodlands and concluding with a spectacular finish on Waterway Ave. WHERE CAN I FIND MORE INFORMATION ABOUT MEMORIAL HERMANN IRONMAN TEXAS? good place for families/kids mid- 112 MILES | OUT AND BACK;
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METHODS OF TRAVEL WELCOME BANQUET


Join us at the Welcome Banquet on Thursday, April 20th, as we kick off
GROGAN’S MILL ROAD SOUTHBOUND: 7 AM to 9:30 AM- Take Lake RUN COURSE
Woodlands to Six Pines Drive, Six Pines Drive to N Millbend Road, N Millbend Road the 2017 Memorial Hermann IRONMAN Texas North American Champion- 26.2 MILES | 3 LOOPS | THE WOODLANDS, TX FINISH
ship! Athletes will receive complimentary entry with their athlete wrist-
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