The IRONMAN Foundation Ambassadors are a group of triathletes who continually strive for positive change in IRONMAN race communities through service projects, fundraising initiatives, and athletic goodwill. These athletes exemplify the IRONMAN Foundation mission of service through sport and commitment to community.

The determination of an IRONMAN Athlete, along with the passion to rise above the masses and create REAL change in IRONMAN communities.

These are not your regular athletes.

They are on a mission to change the world, one community, one organization, and one service project at a time. These efforts are led by our Team Captain and the “Voice of IRONMAN,” Mike Reilly and our Rock This Town Ambassador Captain Ann Wessling. 

Anyone who has raced on TEAM IMF in the past is encouraged to apply and join our Ambassador Team. Applications open each December, and the following year is when the new team will be announced.

  • Complimentary Team IMF Santini Race Kit, tech shirt, trucker hat and visor
  • One complimentary, non-transferable 2022 IRONMAN Owned North America race entry (World Championships excluded)
  • Access to Team Sponsored discounts and gear
  • Access to online team shared folder with schedules, information, and messaging
  • Access to online team community forum to meet and greet with other team members
  • Featured posts on The IRONMAN Foundation website and social channels
  • Exclusive access and social gatherings at IRONMAN events with IMF service projects
  • Special ambassador pricing on additional races
  • Serve as a brand ambassador of The IRONMAN Foundation and share the story, mission, and goodwill of the IRONMAN Foundation.
  • Commit to raise $2,500 to support the IRONMAN Foundation Community Fund by 12/15/2022.
  • Commit to participating in at least one (1) TEAM IMF race to support Team IMF and facilitate a team meet-up.
  • Based on your experience, serve as a Team IMF Mentor for at least one race in the 2022 season which can be done in conjunction with a race where you are participating but is not required. This will be primarily a virtual activity done through webinars and virtual team training days.
  • Recruit two (2) Team IMF athletes in the 2022/2023 season and receive one (1) additional comp entry to an IRONMAN 70.3 race for a 2022/ 2023 IRONMAN Owned North America Race.
  • Race in custom Team IMF kit throughout the 2022 season at IRONMAN Races.
  • As a representative of the IRONMAN Foundation, strictly adhere to the Ambassador Code of Conduct
  • Follow the Ambassador Social Media Guide
    • Post about the IRONMAN Foundation twice per month
    • Share/retweet/repost IMF social media content
    • Be active in the Team IMF and IMF Ambassador closed Facebook groups and Webinars

2022 IRONMAN Foundation Service Project Schedule

  • May 7: Supersapiens IRONMAN World Championship (St. George) || We’ve Got Your Back(Pack)
  • June 26: IRONMAN 70.3 Coeur d’Alene || Service Project 
  • July 24: ViewSPORT IRONMAN Lake Placid || Service Project
  • September 11:IRONMAN 70.3 Santa Cruz || Service Project 
  • September 10 & 11: IRONMAN 70.3 Wisconsin and IRONMAN Wisconsin || We’ve Got Your Back(Pack)
  • October 6 & 8:IRONMAN World Championship (Kona) || We’ve Got Your Back(Pack)/ Gold Star Initiative 
  • October 25 & 26:IRONMAN 70.3 World Championship St. George || We’ve Got Your Back (Pack) 

* Service project dates and locations subject to change. 

Applications for 2022 are now closed. 2023 applications will open in December.

The IRONMAN Foundation’s Community Fund directly benefits the race communities where events are held by providing charitable support to a variety of local nonprofit organizations.

2022 IRONMAN Foundation Ambassador Team

  • IRONMAN Team Captain, Mike Reilly – Poway, California 
  • Pro Ambassador Sika Henry- Newport News, Virginia
  • Pro Ambassador, Ben Hoffman – Tucson, Arizona
  • Pro Ambassador, Paula Newby-Fraser – Encinitas, California
  • Pro Ambassador, Matt Russell – Saint George, Utah
  • Pro Ambassador, Jocelyn McCauley – Boise, Idaho
  • Lisa Anderson - Ventura, California (Gold Star Initiative)                
  • Elizabeth Banks – Raleigh, North Carolina
  • Danny Boyle – Houston, Texas
  • Erin Byrge – Surf City, North Carolina
  • Naor Cohen – Montreal, QC, Canada
  • Zvi Donat – Netanya, Israel
  • Mike Ergo – Petaluma, California (Gold Star Initiative)
  • Stan Freemon – Greenville, South Carolina
  • Woody Freese – Waltham, Massachusetts
  • Amy Fudala – Gladstone, Michigan
  • Craig Hagan – Spring, Texas
  • Bryan Harris – Houston, Texas
  • Justin Herman – Riverside, California
  • Michelle Johnson – Granite Bay, California
  • Mike Kane – Lexington, Kentucky
  • Ryan Kinder – Nashville, Tennessee
  • Arthur Leiz – Brooklyn, New York
  • Jason Massie – Johns Creek, Georgia
  • David Moffett – Meraux, Louisiana
  • Jamal Molden – Huntersville, North Carolina
  • Mistie Morgan – Smyrna, Tennessee
  • Chris Morrow – Princeton, Texas
  • Angela Paternostro-Pfister – Newton, New Jersey
  • Brent Pease – Chamblee, Georgia (IMU)
  • Ashley Peirce – Yucca Valley, California
  • Kristopher Pinnow – Winston Salem, North Carolina
  • Shannon Spake – Denver, North Carolina
  • Mark Turner – Seabrook, Texas (IMU)
  • Christine Valdes – Tampa, Florida
  • Steve Wilson – Katonah, New York
  • Elizabeth Wood – Ambler, Pennsylvania (IRONAID)
  • Craig Van Ess – Pierson, Michigan

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