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Community Fund Program

In an effort to enhance the well-being of those in the communities where IRONMAN triathlons are held, The IRONMAN Foundation provides charitable support to a variety of local non-profit organizations that recognize citizens in need and support The IRONMAN Foundation's mission. The Foundation provides grant funding opportunities as a way of leaving a little of IRONMAN's legacy behind after race day. IMF works with community leaders to identify capital improvement projects and provide funding to support various initiatives.  All proceeds from The IRONMAN Foundation Community Fund Program support this program.

Once general registration entries sell-out, The IRONMAN Foundation releases Foundation Community entries into each full U.S. IRONMAN event, IRONMAN 70.3 Oceanside and IRONMAN 70.3 Honu. Athletes pay double the general entry fee for these entries, of which the first 50 percent is their standard race entry fee, while the remaining 50 percent is a tax deductible donation to The IRONMAN Foundation for the athlete. 

The proceeds from this program provide grant funding opportunities to non-profit organizations in the communities where our IRONMAN branded events are held. For a list of organizations receiving funding from the IRONMAN Foundation by event, click here 

This program also receives funding from the new “Race For Free” program. At each Ironman full distance event, a limited number of athletes can fundraise for The IRONMAN Foundation and commit to fundraise $2,100. After race expenses, this fundraising amount benefits the Community Entry Fund. In this regard, athletes are helping by giving back to the communities in which they are racing in.

The funds raised by each “Race For Free” athlete are tax deductible. For more information on the “Race For Free” program, please click here.  

Community Fund FAQ

Race For Free FAQ

To purchase an IRONMAN Foundation entry, please click here, select your desired event, and choose Ironman Foundation in the registration options.