THE ROAD TO KONA - Annual Kona Auction

Overview

85,000 athletes seek entry into the IRONMAN World Championship each year. 2,500 make it to the starting line on race day. One way to race at Kona is to qualify. Another way is to win an entry through the IRONMAN Foundation’s IRONMAN World Championship Annual Kona Auction, facilitated by eBay.

To honor the vision of IRONMAN co-founders, John and Judy Collins, IRONMAN remains committed to providing athletes of all abilities a means of entry to the world’s most challenging and prestigious one-day endurance event.

IMPORTANT INFORMATION

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

These are athletes who go above and beyond every single year to support the IRONMAN Foundation. Their generosity is unparalleled.

The IRONMAN World Championship Annual Kona Auction Winner(s) Receive:

  • Race bib to compete at the IRONMAN World Championship in Kailua-Kona, Hawaii
  • Private athlete registration in Kona
  • Four VIP packages
  • Invitations to exclusive race-week functions
  • To date, more than $2 million has been raised through The Annual Kona Auction. Through the success of the auction, the IRONMAN Foundation has donated to organizations like The Blazeman Foundation, Hospice of Kona, C Different, Daniel Robert Sayre Memorial Foundation – with funds benefiting The Hawaii Fire Department on Hawaii Island, The Pediatric Cancer Foundation, St. Joseph’s Children’s Hospital, Peoples Advocacy for Trails Hawaii (PATH) and The County of Hawaii Parks & Recreation Department.
  • Note that The 2019 Annual Kona Auction is available to age group athletes, only.
  • The 2019 Annual Kona Auction Open/Close Dates:
    • SPOT #1: Opens at 12:00 p.m. ET on April 6, closes at 12:00 p.m. ET on April 13
    • SPOT #2: Opens at 12:00 p.m. ET on April 13, closes at 12:00 p.m. ET on April 20
    • SPOT #3: Opens at 12:00 p.m. ET on April 20, closes at 12:00 p.m. ET on April 27
    • SPOT #4: Opens at 12:00 p.m. ET on April 27, closes at 12:00 p.m. ET on May 4
    • SPOT #5: Opens at 12:00 p.m. ET on May 4 , closes at 12:00 p.m. ET on May 11

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