Friday, October 28, 2016 4:00 AM
Get ready, MoCo! The AMSOIL Ironman GNCC will invades not only Ironman Raceway near Tom’s Marine, but the entire county this weekend.
According to Nikki Chase, the general manager of the Holiday Inn Express and Suites in Crawfordsville, the hotel is booked and has been for some time for this event.
“We have a lot of racers who are staying here,” Chase explained. “It’s a big event every year.”
Businesses around the county should feel the presence of the event, that is expected bring in around 20,000 people to the area. Crawfordsville Mayor Todd Barton said the event is a great opportunity for some of the local restaurants to see increased business.
“We certainly see a positive impact, especially for restaurants and hotels,” Barton offered. “Some retail stores will also see some impact, but it’s more for the restaurants.”