My son just qualified for the IronMan Championships in Kona. He had signed up and now we have to make arrangements. Ideally he would like to get there a couple days ahead to sign in and then after the competition we would like to take a week or so to vacation. He is waiting on Med School to find out if and how long he can miss classes so we are not sure of our dates yet. I am getting the feeling we will have a hard time finding accommodation? So far it would be my husband and myself and our two boys (hopefully they can both get out of school) Any help would be appreciated, he competed in IronMan Lake Placid and the atmosphere was amazing as I am sure it will be more so for Worlds. Any advice on crowds, getting around, how close we should stay etc. Thank you so much !!