5 Tips for being tri-town aware

As thousands prepare to descend on Kona for the Ironman World Championship, Phil Wrochna has some tips on how best to fit in to the local scene.

| September 26, 2017 | RACES

The Kona Underpants run was started, in part, to highlight athlete\'s lack of dress sense. Remember that during race week.

The Kona Underpants run was started, in part, to highlight athlete's lack of dress sense. Remember that during race week.

Photo >Silke Insel / spomedis

Traveling to races can be fun, especially if you don’t get an opportunity to do it too often, All you see is the fanfare, the aero helmets and ripped athletes bounce around town at warp speed. A lot of athletes have the mindset that the whole of Kona embraces this event and that athletes are gods who sweep in and make the place better for a whole week, right? Wrong.

Respect the town and be aware not everyone is as stoked you are there as you. Here are some tips: