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

IRONAID funds will be available for grant applications by health-related nonprofit organizations around the world. Grants will be awarded annually and organizations who fit the criteria are invited to apply for funding. Potential projects include improving fresh water access, nutrition for children, vaccines for communicable diseases and lifesaving equipment.

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Through the power and generosity of our IRONMAN community of physicians, nurses, assistants, therapists, clinicians, technicians, etc., IRONAID elevates the IRONMAN journey by making a direct and lasting impact.

IRONAID Athletes

Who can join?

IRONAID is a fundraising program designed for athletes in the healthcare industry.

Initially, the program will be available to athletes based in North America only. However, they may be registered for any IRONMAN event around the globe. 

What do I receive as an IRONAID athlete?

IRONAID athletes receive a low bib number, priority athlete check-in and bike racking, invitation to select IRONMAN Foundation events and service projects, and a custom technical tee.

On December 31, 2020, the top IRONAID fundraiser over $40,000 will receive a complimentary entry to the 2021 IRONMAN World Championship in Kailua-Kona.

What do I have to do as an IRONAID athlete?

  1. Athletes who work in the healthcare industry will register for the IRONMAN or IRONMAN 70.3 event of their choice and self-fund their entries.
  2. Next, they complete the IRONAID online application HERE.
  3. Once approved, the athlete will be provided with a link to the DonorDrive fundraising platform where they may customize their fundraising page and share across their social platforms and by email.
  4. IRONAID athletes are not required to make a minimum fundraising commitment, similar to the Your Journey, Your Cause program. However, all funds for the 2020 grant award cycle must be raised by September 1, 2020.

Still have questions?

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

IRONAID Grantees

Where can my organization apply for IRONAID grant funding?

Potential grantees submit a comprehensive grant application (coming soon). 

The narrative must specifically address how they will use the requested funds to solve health-related issues.

How are IRONAID grants awarded?

After the September 1 deadline, applications are reviewed by the IRONMAN Foundation Board of Directors.

The selected grantees are notified and announced in conjunction with the 2020 IRONMAN World Championship on October 10, 2020.

What does my organization have to do as an IRONAID grantee?

The grant funds are awarded in October, 2020 and must be used within one year. A grant impact report is required.

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