The Register-Herald, Beckley, West Virginia

February 23, 2014

'Ironman Madness' planned for March at YMCA

By Wendy Holdren
Register-Herald Reporter

BECKLEY — An Ironman Marathon consists of walking 26 miles, biking 112 miles and swimming nearly 2.5 miles during a single event, but the YMCA of Southern West Virginia is challenging members to complete those distances in a month instead.

The Y is celebrating “Ironman Madness” during March, and Y members will have the chance to join the ranks of the 85,000 men and women who have completed an Ironman Marathon.

“This is going to be an exciting competition,” Health and Fitness Director Reginia Thomas said. “We will keep a progress chart in the Wellness Center, so each participant can see how they are doing through the contest.”

The registration fee is $15 and participants must be registered by Feb. 28 to compete.

Awards will be presented to the top male and female finisher overall and for the fastest times in each category.

For additional information, contact Reginia Thomas at 304-252-0715 or