Archive for February 2019

PUERTO RICO RELIEF EFFORT

IRONMAN FOUNDATION HURRICANE MARIA RELIEF SERVICE PROJECT We invite you to join us in 2019 and resolve to Race For More. Join us at IRONMAN 70.3 Puerto Rico on March 17, 2019 and provide hands-on rebuilding support the day after the race. On Monday, March 18, 2019 we will continue recovery efforts in Puerto Rico…

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Gold Star Initiative

Gold Star Initiative links service members with Gold Star Families to honor fallen service members The Gold Star Initiative gives veterans and active duty service members the chance to team up and honor Gold Star Families by carrying an American flag during the run portion of select IRONMAN and IRONMAN 70.3 events and presenting it…

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Bike for a Kid

More than 350 bikes distributed within 5 race communities in North America in 2018. In 2018, the IRONMAN Foundation launched Bike for a Kid in partnership with FLO Cycling. We invited athletes, as well as their families and friends, to visit the IRONMAN Foundation at five different race expos to assemble bikes for local kids…

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Women For Tri

A program of the IRONMAN Foundation, Women For Tri has awarded more than $248,000 in grant funding. Launched in 2015, Women For Tri works to increase female participation at all levels of triathlon. The program seeks to identify and diminish primary barriers to entry, as well as encourage and empower female athletes of all levels…

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Swim initiatives in Chattanooga, TN and Hamburg, Germany

More than 250 children benefit from swim safety and education programs supported by the IRONMAN Foundation In 2017, the IRONMAN Foundation supported swim programs in both Chattanooga, Tennessee and Hamburg, Germany. Through these initiatives, children on opposite ends of the world, were able to take part in swim lessons, learning basic techniques and water safety.…

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South Africa Legacy Projects

The IRONMAN Foundation partners with IRONMAN 4 the Kidz Charity Trust to complete four legacy projects in Nelson Mandela Bay. The IRONMAN Foundation joined forces with the local IRONMAN 4 the Kidz Charity Trust to complete four Legacy Projects in Nelson Mandela Bay in conjunction with the 2018 IRONMAN 70.3 World Championship. The Legacy Projects…

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Santa Rosa Wildfire Relief Efforts

Multiple initiatives launched in Santa Rosa to assist with wildfire relief efforts. The IRONMAN Foundation conducted a hands-on service project with Rebuilding Together Petaluma to assist in the construction of decks that were later then affixed to tiny houses for Santa Rosa residents displaced by the Tubbs Wildfires. The service project was supported by IRONMAN…

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Queen’s Trust

More than 50 volunteers take part in a hands-on restoration project with the Queen Liliʻuokalani Trust In celebration of the 40th anniversary of the IRONMAN World Championship, the IRONMAN Foundation partnered with the Queen Liliʻuokalani Trust, a nonprofit dedicated to serving orphans and destitute children throughout the Hawaiian Islands. IRONMAN athletes, ambassadors, partners and staff…

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On My Own Two Feet and Wheels

Chattanooga homeless provided with running and cycling equipment as part of charitable giveback by the IRONMAN Foundation. In conjunction with the 2017 Little Debbie IRONMAN Chattanooga, the IRONMAN Foundation provided grant funding to My Own 2 Feet & Wheels, a nonprofit in the Chattanooga community.  This funding will allow participants of the program to receive…

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Hurricane Maria Rebuilding Efforts Puerto Rico

The IRONMAN Foundation hosts a large-scale service project and provides $120,000 in funding to five nonprofit organizations in Puerto Rico to support Hurricane Maria recovery efforts. In September 2017, Hurricane Maria pummeled the island of Puerto Rico as a Category 4 storm, leaving behind a trail of devastation. The island suffered an estimated $90 billion…

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