IRONAID™, a program of the IRONMAN Foundation®, engages athletes in the healthcare industry who race IRONMAN® and IRONMAN 70.3® events. The purpose of the program is to raise funds and awareness for health-related causes.

In 2020, the IRONAID program will expand to specifically focus on serving our communities in the wake of COVID-19.

This year, all athletes will have the opportunity to support IRONAID, including Rock ‘n’ Roll Marathon Series® participants through Rock This Town®, a program of the IRONMAN Foundation and the charitable program for the Rock ‘n’ Roll Marathon Series.

IRONAID funds will be available for grant applications by health-related nonprofit organizations around the world. Organizations that fit the criteria are invited to apply for funding.

The application window for the fourth round of IRONAID COVID-19 Support Fund grants is now closed, applications continue to be accepted for the fifth round of grant funding.

  • General donations to the IRONAID fund will support IRONAID global grants. These donations may be made using the link above or during the IRONMAN VR Pro Challenge on the IRONMAN NOW Facebook Watch channel.
  • Athletes in the healthcare industry can race to support IRONAID through the IRONMAN Foundation. To learn more about how to race as an IRONAID athlete view details below.
  • In 2020, TEAM IMF Athletes will also support the IRONAID fund through their fundraising efforts. To learn more about TEAM IMF, click HERE.
  • We recognize that the immediate needs of communities will be different than those that will emerge in the months ahead, the IRONMAN Foundation has also established Operation IRONAID Face Masks in partnership with Framebridge, a program that repurposes new race shirts into non-sterile face masks. The masks will be provided to keep at risk individuals safe. Click HERE or the button above to learn more. 

IRONAID Athletes

  • IRONAID is a fundraising program designed for athletes in the healthcare industry.
  • Any athlete who works in the healthcare industry can apply to join IRONAID! Spots are limited for each event and often sell out. To secure your spot on the team, fill out the application below and our team will contact you within 48 hours. 
  • Not in the healthcare industry? Click HERE to join TEAM IMF.

The IRONMAN Foundation’s Commitment to You:   

  • Guarantee your race entry NOW! No need to wait for general registration. 
  • Free race entry into a select IRONMAN or IRONMAN 70.3 event * (pending availability).
  • Low bib number and priority check-in.  
  • Eligibility for annual IRONAID Top Fundraiser Contest where the winner receives an entry to the IRONMAN World Championship in Kona. Fundraising and team support every step of the way .
  • Exclusive perks during race week .
  • Personal fundraising website with on-going support .
  • Athletes who have already purchased their entries are more than welcome to join IRONAID at a lower fundraising commitment of $1,250 for an IRONMAN 70.3 event and $2,500 for an IRONMAN event.
  • These athletes enjoy the same benefits as IRONAID members, creating a lasting tangible impact in their race communities.

All IRONMAN and IRONMAN 70.3 events around the globe.

  • Fundraise for the IRONMAN Foundation’s IRONAID Grant Fund.  
  • Submit a $100 registration fee that also counts towards your fundraising minimum. *Use code 50FOR20 to save $50 
  • Raise your fundraising commitment no later than two (2) weeks prior to your race day.  
  • Create real change in our race communities all over the world.  
  • Leave your IRONMAN legacy in your race community, long after race day.  
  • IRONAID Athletes who need a race entry are required to raise $1,750 for an IRONMAN 70.3 event or $3,500 for a full distance IRONMAN.   
  • IRONAID Athletes who already have an entry are required to raise $1,250 for an IRONMAN 70.3 event and $2,500 for a full distance IRONMAN event.  
  • Note that the donation platform uses USD as its currency and that donations are tax-deductible to the fullest extent  permitted by law. The IRONMAN Foundation is a U.S. registered 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization with Federal Tax ID 65-1172979. You should consult your financial planner or tax advisor to determine the exact tax advantages of your gift.
  1. Review the 2020 IRONAID FAQs carefully.
  2. Once you fill out the IRONAID request form, an IRONMAN Foundation team member will contact you within 48 business hours with your official commitment form to reserve your entry. Please note the online request form does not guarantee your race entry.
  3. Print, sign, and return the emailed commitment form via email. You will then receive your official confirmation that your race entry is guaranteed with a link to set up your fundraising page.
    *IRONAID entries are first-come, first-served and we recommend returning your commitment form as soon as possible to ensure your spot on the team. If the IRONAID roster is full for your chosen race, we will initiate a waiting list. You will receive communication either way.
  4. Start fundraising!


Click on the 2020 IRONAID FAQs page for additional information or contact the IRONMAN Foundation at

The IRONAID 140.6 Challenge is a 30-day IRONMAN VR Challenge to athletes to dedicate a cumulative 140.6 run/bike miles to the IRONMAN Foundation’s IRONAID COVID-19 Support Fund. 

Learn more HERE.

IRONAID Grantees

  • Potential grantees submit a comprehensive grant application HERE.
  • To translate the application from English, copy and paste the URL into a translator website like the one found HERE.
  • The narrative must specifically address how they will use the requested funds to solve COVID-19-related issues.
  • Potential projects that will be considered for grant funds include:
    • Providing personal, protective equipment (PPE) and for supplies such as ventilators, CT/x-ray machines, etc.
    • Supporting programs in the areas of housing/homelessness, healthcare, nutrition/food support, mental health, domestic violence, care for seniors, etc.
    • Finding ways to support quarantined individuals.
    • Funding organizations that are working in areas with poor access to regular medical services.
    • Supporting groups that are focused on WASH (Water, Sanitation and Hygiene).
    • Supporting the research into SARS-CoV-2 and COVID-19.
  • Applications are now being accepted for the fifth round of IRONAID COVID-19 Support Fund grants.
  • Once an application is on file, it remains under consideration until the end of the calendar year.
  • Applications are reviewed by the IRONMAN Foundation Board of Directors and the IRONAID Committee.

The grant funds must be used within one year.

  • The IRONMAN Foundation has announced three rounds of IRONAID COVID-19 Support Fund grants, totaling 120 grants to charitable organizations to assist with COVID-19 response programs. Recognizing that the immediate needs of communities will be different than those that will emerge in the months ahead, these rounds of IRONAID COVID-19 Support Fund grants aim to address some of the most pressing issues facing communities in the midst of the pandemic.
  • Round three grantees include:
    • Children’s Trust Foundation Roanoke Valley, Inc., Roanoke, Virginia, USA
    • Colette’s Children’s Home, Huntington Beach, California, USA
    • DC SAFE, Washington, D.C., USA
    • Educational Foundation of Lake County, Leesburg, Florida, USA
    • Elizabeth-Lewis Emergency Squad, Inc., Elizabethtown, New York, USA
    • First Assembly of God, Inc. of Mulberry Florida, Mulberry, Florida, USA
    • FIRST-TIME MOM, Aurora, Illinois, USA
    • Florence Crittenton Services of Arizona, Phoenix, Arizona, USA
    • Florence Fang Community Farm, San Francisco, California, USA
    • Girl Stance, Chattanooga, Tennessee, USA
    • Girls on the Run Sonoma County, Santa Rosa, California, USA
    • HandsOn Bay Area, San Francisco, California, USA
    • Houston Responds, Houston, Texas, USA
    • I Grow Chicago, Chicago, Illinois, USA
    • Kiwanis Clubs of Southern Nevada Foundation, Las Vegas, Nevada, USA
    • Las Vegas Rescue Mission, Las Vegas, Nevada, USA
    • NAMI Dane County, Madison, Wisconsin, USA
    • Norte, Traverse City, Michigan, USA
    • Northwest Assistance Ministries, Houston, Texas, USA
    • Port of Support & Pathwayz to Success, Federal Way, Washington, USA
    • Princen Sammy & Herty Foundation, Edmonton, Canada
    • Pryor’ity Inc., Muncie, Indiana, USA
    • Recovery International, Oak Brook, Illinois, USA
    • Shepherd’s Hope, Winter Garden, Florida, USA
    • Southeastern Virginia Health System, Newport News, Virginia, USA
    • Spectrum for Living, River Vale, New Jersey, USA
    • Spectrum Health Foundation, Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA
    • The Fenwick Foundation, Arlington, Virginia, USA
    • The Gateway Family YMCA, Elizabeth, New Jersey, USA
    • The Lydia Project, Augusta, Georgia, USA
    • The Post Falls Food Bank, Post Falls, Idaho, USA
    • The Shop Docs, Miami Beach, Florida, USA
    • The Volo Kids Foundation, Baltimore, Maryland, USA
    • The WATERED, Mesa, Arizona, USA
    • Ubuntu Pathways, New York, New York, USA
    • UnidosUS, Washington, D.C., USA
    • Volunteers in Medicine America, Hilton Head Island, South Carolina, USA
    • wear blue: run to remember, DuPont, Washington, USA
    • Westside Fire District, Sandpoint, Idaho, USA
    • YMCA of Chesapeake, Easton, Maryland, USA
  • Round two grantees include:
    • ACOMERPR, Mayaguez, Puerto Rico
    • American Red Cross of Northeastern New York, Albany, New York, USA
    • Anna Foundation, Somerset West, South Africa
    • Beacon Health Foundation, South Bend, Indiana, USA
    • Bicycle Empowerment Network, Cape Town, South Africa
    • Black Girls RUN! Foundation, Richmond, Virginia, USA
    • Boys & Girls Clubs of the Blue Ridge, Martinsville, Virginia, USA
    • Cameron’s Cause, Chickamauga, Georgia, USA
    • Cancer Support Community Arizona, Phoenix, Arizona, USA
    • Carrera Internacional de la Mujer Iniciativa, Los Gatos, California, USA
    • Catholic Charities of the Diocese of Santa Rosa, Santa Rosa, California, USA
    • Challenged Athletes Foundation, San Diego, California, USA
    • Committee on the Shelterless, Petaluma, California, USA
    • Construction for Change, Seattle, Washington, USA
    • Creighton Community Foundation, Phoenix, Arizona, USA
    • Des Moines Council of St. Vincent de Paul Society, Des Moines, Iowa, USA
    • Dorset County Hospital Charity, Dorchester, England
    • Epilepsy Florida, Miami, Florida, USA
    • Hospice of Kona, Kailua-Kona, Hawai’i, USA
    • IRONMAN 4 the Kidz Charity Trust, Port Elizabeth, South Africa
    • Langton Green, Inc., Annapolis, Maryland, USA
    • Old Persons Community Centre Trust, Rotura, New Zealand
    • Precinct2gether, Inc., Houston, Texas, USA
    • Qhubeka Charity NPC, Johannesburg, South Africa
    • Radiant Health Centers, Irvine, California, USA
    • Roots for Kids, St. George, Utah, USA
    • Sewa International, Houston, Texas, USA
    • Southwest Center for Chronic Disease, Scottsdale, Arizona, USA
    • Team Live Grit, Chicago, Illinois, USA
    • Team Red White and Blue Inc., Atlanta, Georgia, USA
    • The Gathering Place, North Bay, Canada
    • Trenton Makes Athletic Center, Trenton, New Jersey, USA
    • U.S. VETS, Houston, Texas, USA
    • United Sikhs, New York, New York, USA
    • Wamba e Athena Onlus, Milan, Italy
    • Willow House, Bannockburn, Illinois, USA
    • Winchester Rescue Mission, Inc., Winchester, Virginia, USA
    • World Central Kitchen, Washington, D.C., USA
    • YWCA of San Diego County, San Diego, California, USA
    • Youghal Community Health Project, Co Cork, Ireland
  • Round one grantees include:
    • Adirondack Health, Saranac Lake, New York, USA
    • Affordable Recovery Housing, Blue Island, Illinois, USA
    • Air Force Enlisted Village, Shalimar, Florida, USA
    • Autism Speaks, New York, New York, USA
    • Boys & Girls Club of Kootenai County, Coeur d’Alene, Idaho, USA
    • Chattanooga Area Food Bank, Chattanooga, Tennessee, USA
    • Childhelp, Inc., Scottsdale, Arizona, USA
    • Comanche County Memorial Hospital Foundation, Lawton, Oklahoma, USA
    • Crossing the Jordan Foundation, Santa Rosa, California, USA
    • End Domestic Abuse Wisconsin: The Wisconsin Coalition Against Domestic Violence, Madison, Wisconsin, USA
    • Feeding San Diego, San Diego, California, USA
    • Fueling the Frontlines in Partnership with Frontline Foods and World Central Kitchen, Tampa, Florida, USA
    • Harris County Protective Services Foundation, Houston, Texas, USA
    • Jevremovic Institute of Behavior and Brain Sciences, Bainbridge Island, Washington, USA
    • Kids Soar, Roanoke, Virginia, USA
    • Lutheran Social Services of Southern California, San Bernardino, California, USA
    • Meals on Wheels Montgomery County, Conroe, Texas, USA
    • Mercy House Living Centers, Sana Ana, California, USA
    • Mercytree International Foundation, Sacramento, California, USA
    • National Coalition for Women with Heart Disease Inc., Washington, D.C., USA
    • New England Center and Home for Veterans, Boston, Massachusetts, USA
    • North Country Life Flight, Inc., Saranac Lake, New York, USA
    • North Kohala Community Resource Center, Hawi, Hawai`i, USA
    • NorthEast Treatment Centers, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA
    • Pine Rest Christian Mental Health Services, Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA
    • Porchlight, Inc., Madison, Wisconsin, USA
    • Rahab’s Daughters, Tampa, Florida, USA
    • Rape Crisis Center, Madison, Wisconsin, USA
    • Ridgeway District Rescue Squad Inc., Ridgeway, Virginia, USA
    • Rock House Kids, Rockford, Illinois, USA
    • Sagle Fire District, Sandpoint, Idaho, USA
    • Second Harvest Foodbank of Southern Wisconsin, Madison, Wisconsin, USA
    • Switchpoint Community Resource Center, St. George, Utah, USA
    • Valcare, Paarl, South Africa
    • West Hawaii Community Health Center, Kailua-Kona, Hawai`i, USA
    • Westcott Community Center, Syracuse, New York, USA
    • Women’s Refugee Care WRC, Providence, Rhode Island, USA
    • Workers’ Dignity Project, Nashville, Tennessee, USA
    • Youth For Tomorrow New Life Center, Inc., Bristow, Virginia, USA

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