Do you consider yourself an athlete? Are you obsessed with fitness and clean eating and testing your limits and boundaries? Does it excite you when you enter a new threshold of athletic ability? If your answer was a confident and resounding yes, Iron Man Miami might be the competition for you. This challenging, yet rewarding competition is open to anyone who thinks they have what it takes, and from the look of things, it’s going to take a lot. It’s going to take skill. It’s going to take grit. It’s going to take physical and mental strength. But as any competitive athlete knows, it’ll all be worth it when you cross that finish line. Here’s what to know about next month’s Iron Man: The Basics: The race will be Sunday, October 22nd, at Bayfront Park and is timed at 8 hours. Individual registration is $395 until October 11th. Relay registration is $495 until October 11th. You don’t have to participate in the race to be part of the big day. Volunteers are encouraged and welcomed and can help in areas like water safety, athlete check-ins, medal distribution and more. The Course: Athletes will first swim a quick 1.2 miles near Bayfront Park. They’ll then bike 56 miles along South Florida, passing nearby areas like Hialeah, Doral, and Hollywood. Finally, participants will hit the pavement in the 13.1-mile run and final leg of the competition. The ultra-scenic run will take participants around the best attractions in Miami. You’ll run near Bayside Marketplace, American Airlines Arena, Parrot Jungle, and of course, you’ll take in all the beautiful views of the water. The Prizes: After you’ve successfully given it all you’ve got, there will be a welcoming and congratulatory post-race party with much-needed refreshments and live entertainment. Prizes will be given to the top three performers of each age group, and age groups are broken down into increments of about 4 years. For those of you coming into town and looking for an affordable Miami hotel, we’ve got you. The Homewood Suites Brickell is near Bayside plus all the other exciting and fun stops in the Brickell area. We know you’re focused and disciplined and determined, but after finishing a race like that, you deserve to relax. Chill out with us and enjoy all we have to offer.