I’m not a huge sports fan. However, the Ironman Triathlon just got a lot more interesting for me. I would imagine this is going to make it a lot more interesting for most of our country music fans, too. Today, I received a press release letting us all know that Chuck Wicks will be participating in this event this year. The event will take place on June 4, and will be held on one of the world’s most challenging endurance races which covers 140.6 miles (2.4-mile swim, 112-mile bike and 26.2-mile run).
The email that came along with the press release said: “Country recording artist Chuck Wicks is putting down his guitar, and lacing up his sneakers – as Chuck is taking on this fantastic journey on June 4, 2016 for IRONMAN 70.3 Hawaii (Honu). In the midst of strenuous training for the event, Chuck will still continue to tour on concerts and record new songs. It is a testament to his hardworking attitude to train and work without comprising either”.
Below is the press release, and a few more pictures of what Chuck has to look forward to in Hawaii in June. We add our best wishes to Chuck as he takes part in this adventure!
[Press release] Nicknamed Honu, in honor of the Hawaiian green sea turtle, the IRONMAN 70.3 Hawai`i offers competitors a beautiful venue. It starts with an open-ocean swim and follows with a challenging course along the northern half of the IRONMAN World Championship bike course. The swim takes place at Hapuna Beach State Park, frequently listed as one of the best beaches in the United States with its warm, crystal blue waters, white sand, and occasional sightings of spinner dolphins and resident honu (turtles).
The bike course leads athletes along the infamous Queen Ka’ahumanu and Akoni Pule Highways towards the tiny northern town of Hawi, known for its unique boutiques, restaurants and galleries, and of course as the IRONMAN bike turn-around. Athletes cycle their way through black lava fields and green pastures, ancient, historic Hawaiian heiau (temples), and modern wind farms that hint of the notorious and legendary Kama’kani winds.
The hot and sunny run starts and finishes at the beautiful Fairmont Orchid, Hawai`i , and winds its way through the Mauna Lani Resort over modern golf greens, past ancient petroglyph fields and fishponds, and the historic Ala Loa Foot trail.
After the race, the island offers competitors a vacation playground with a variety of natural wonders to explore, including rain forests, waterfalls, active volcanoes, black sand beaches, and abundant marine life
In addition to Chuck’s website, visit his Facebook page – and remember to ‘Like” it while you are there. He has some great videos for all of you on YouTube, too. If you haven’t already ordered his new CD, “turning Point,” you can do that on his website. And, there’s a great ‘bundle’ you can get there if you fall in love with the t-shirt and want to get your hands on an 8×10: photo, too! If you are a Twitter person, follow Chuck @chuckwicksmusic. If you oaren’t already following Country’s Chatter on Twitter, we’d love to have you! You will find us @countryschatter.https://www.countryschatter.com/2016/03/chuck-wicks-takes-on-ironman-70-3-hawaii/MiscellaneousNewsPress ReleaseChuck Wicks,Fairmont Orchid,Hawai,Hawaii,Hawaiian heiau (temples,Honu,Ironman Triathlon,Kama’kani winds