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File #: 23391    Version: 1 Name: Tenth Anniversary of the Ford Ironman Wisconsin
Type: Resolution Status: Passed
File created: 7/25/2011 In control: Mayor's Office
On agenda: 8/2/2011 Final action: 8/2/2011
Enactment date: 8/5/2011 Enactment #: RES-11-00666
Title: Tenth Anniversary of the Ford Ironman Wisconsin
Sponsors: Paul R. Soglin, Shiva Bidar, Tim Bruer, Joseph R. Clausius, Mark Clear, Lauren Cnare, Sue Ellingson, Jill Johnson, Steve King, Bridget R. Maniaci, Larry Palm, Matthew J. Phair, Scott J. Resnick, Satya V. Rhodes-Conway, Marsha A. Rummel, Chris Schmidt, Paul E. Skidmore, Brian L. Solomon, Lisa Subeck, Michael E. Verveer, Anita Weier
Attachments: 1. Registration Forms from 8-2-2011.pdf
Date Ver.Action ByActionResultAction DetailsMeeting DetailsWatch
8/2/20111 COMMON COUNCIL Adopt Under Suspension of Rules 2.04, 2.05, 2.24, and 2.25Pass Action details Meeting details Not available
7/28/20111 Mayor's Office RECOMMEND TO COUNCIL TO ADOPT UNDER SUSPENSION OF RULES 2.04, 2.05, 2.24, & 2.25 - REPORT OF OFFICER  Action details Meeting details Not available
Fiscal Note
No appropriation is required.
Tenth Anniversary of the Ford Ironman Wisconsin
WHEREAS, September 11, 2011 marks the tenth anniversary of the Ford Ironman Wisconsin, held in the City of Madison and several other communities in and around Dane County, which has become an annual event on the Sunday after Labor Day, consisting of a 2.4 mile swim, 112 mile bike and a 26.2 mile run; and
WHEREAS, over 2,400 athletes participate in Ironman, Wisconsin, attempting to complete the swim, bike ride, and run in a 17 hour period; and
WHEREAS, thousands of volunteers assist in the race events throughout the weekend to insure a smooth and safe experience for all; moreover, tens of thousands of residents enjoy watching the swim start from the roof of Monona Terrace, to the City of Verona, Towns of Springdale, Cross Plains and Middleton and Villages of Mt. Horeb and Cross Plains, where the athletes pass by on bicycles, to downtown Madison to watch participants complete the race; and
WHEREAS, Ford Ironman Wisconsin has an estimated $3.38 million direct spending impact on Dane County due to the influx of athletes and vendors and their families staying at area hotels and eating at Dane County restaurants, retailers and in addition to spectators who participate by purchasing Ironman Wisconsin and other merchandise;
NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED, that the City of Madison and the City Council hereby recognizes the tenth Ford Ironman Wisconsin race and expresses appreciation to sponsors, participants, volunteers and spectators for their role in supporting this annual event.
BE FINALLY RESOLVED, that a copy of this resolution be presented to Ryan Richards, Race Director for Ford Ironman Wisconsin, and Deb Archer, President of the Greater Madison Convention and Visitors Bureau, host to Ford Ironman Wisconsin, as a token of the esteem in which they are held.