Vineman has confirmed that Clif Bar will be the official Energy Bar, and Clif Shot the official Energy Gel, for Ironman 70.3 Vineman. The 22nd annual Ironman 70.3 Vineman Triathlon (formerly the Half Vineman Triathlon) takes place on 15 July 2012, in Sonoma County, California (about one hour north of San Francisco).
The point-to-point event is a tour of Sonoma County’s beautiful wine country, passing through four different grape growing regions: the Russian River Region, the Dry Creek Valley, the Alexander Valley and Chalk Hill.
As the Vineman team pointed out, ‘We have had a very successful and long standing relationship with Clif Bar as the official bar and gel sponsor for the Full Vineman, Barb’s Race and AquaBike events. As a result it was an easy decision to bring them on board for Ironman 70.3 Vineman. Clif Bar is located in Emeryville, CA, only an hour from where the Vineman events are held. It’s great for a well known event like Vineman to team up across all of its events with such a fantastic and local company like Clif and we look forward to many more years with Clif Bar on board!’
Mini Clif Bars and Clif Mojo Bars will be served on the Ironman 70.3 Vineman bike course, and Clif Shot and Clif Shot Bloks will be served on the run course. The organisers will update the event website and Facebook site with flavours available on course when the product arrives later this summer.
In 2012, the organisers will be limiting the Ironman 70.3 Vineman field to 2,300 athlete entries.