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IRONMAN World Championship athletes embody dedication, courage, and the IRONMAN mantra that ANYTHING IS POSSIBLE.® Each year thousands of athletes embark on a journey that presents the ultimate test of body, mind, and spirit.

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.

For nearly twenty years, the IRONMAN Foundation's Charity Bib has provided special entry to these IRONMAN World Championship events to athletes that demonstrate Service Through Sport and Commitment to Community. Through the IRONMAN Foundation mission, we invest in the communities where we live, train, and race to leave a positive, tangible impact on countless lives.

KAILUA KONA, HAWAII - OCTOBER 08: Ryan Kinder celebrates after finishing the IRONMAN World Championships on October 08, 2022 in Kailua Kona, Hawaii. (Photo by Tom Pennington/Getty Images for IRONMAN)

Fundraise or Donate

Athletes can earn a charity bib by fundraising or donating to support the mission of the IRONMAN Foundation. As an IRONMAN Foundation athlete, you will be a part of an amazing network of athletes that will have the satisfaction of crossing the finish line knowing you've changed the lives of countless local community members.

Fundraising commitments vary per event. Contact the IRONMAN Foundation by selecting the box below to learn more and get started today!


Annual Auction 

For nearly 20 years, the Annual IRONMAN Foundation World Championship Charity Bib Auction has offered the opportunity for athletes to participate in IRONMAN's pinnacle World Championship events.

The 2023 auction is now closed....Check out the other ways you can race with IRONMAN Foundation at these events.

Stay tuned for the 2024 auction date.

Marcus Cook, finishes the IRONMAN World Championship on October 13, 2018 in Kailua-Kona, HI.  (Photo by Al Bello/Getty Images for IRONMAN)

Charity Bib Drawing

The IRONMAN Foundation's World Championship Charity Bib Drawing provided you the chance to toe the startline at a VinFast IRONMAN World Championship event not otherwise available to the public for purchase and would otherwise require qualification.

Donations benefit the IRONMAN Foundation’s charitable giveback in our race communities around the world.

The 2023 drawing is now closed...Stay tuned for our 2024 drawing dates.


When you join the IRONMAN Foundation, you have the satisfaction of crossing the finish line of an IRONMAN World Championship or IRONMAN 70.3 World Championship and changing the lives of countless local community members.

There are a limited number of spots available for each World Championship event. 

Questions? Contact IRONMAN Foundation at

To learn more about the races, visit the official 2023 VinFast IRONMAN 70.3 World Championship website HERE and the VinFast IRONMAN World Championship website HERE.

All Charity Bib athletes from the "Fundraise or Donate" or "Annual Auction" options receive: 

  • One (1) IRONMAN Foundation Charity Bib entry into a 2023 VinFast IRONMAN World Championship or 2023 VinFast IRONMAN 70.3 World Championship event (entry is for the 2023 race only; entry is nontransferable)
  • Two (2) race week SILVER VIP passes (one (1) athlete pass and one (1) guest pass)
  • Exclusive IRONMAN Foundation race experience
  • Opportunity for one (1) guest to medal athlete at the finish line
  • Access to IRONMAN Foundation pro ambassadors for advice, training tips, course intel, and more
  • One (1) IRONMAN Foundation Santini race kit and IRONMAN Foundation gear package
  • The knowledge that you are positively impacting countless lives in IRONMAN race communities
  • So much more!

Charity Bib athletes from the "Drawing" options receive: 

  • Opportunity to purchase at full retail price an entry into the IRONMAN World Championship triathlon. 
  • No additional benefits are awarded with this package. 

Please note for all charity bibs: Travel expenses including flights, lodging, and food are not included. 

Contact for full details.

  • All proceeds benefit the IRONMAN Foundation. 
  • All IRONMAN Foundation athletes receive a charity bib entry that waives the age-group standard qualifications.
  • The IRONMAN Foundation charity bib is available to age-group athletes only.
  • Race entry must be used in 2023. 
  • To compete in the 2023 VinFast IRONMAN World Championship or 2023 VinFast IRONMAN 70.3 World Championship, the athlete must complete (within race cut-off times) an IRONMAN or IRONMAN 70.3 race no more than 12 months before the World Championship race qualifying deadline.
    • VinFast IRONMAN 70.3 World Championship Qualifying Deadline: July 3, 2023
    • VinFast IRONMAN World Championship Nice, France and Kailua-Kona, Hawai'i Qualifying Deadline: August 20, 2023 
  • The donation portion of the winning bid is tax-deductible to the extent permitted by law in the United States. Each winning bidder should consult with their tax advisor.  International bidders will need to locally verify tax deductibility.

The IRONMAN Foundation is a 501(C)(3) nonprofit organization. The mission is to create positive, tangible change in race communities through grant funding and volunteerism.

When you race with the IRONMAN Foundation,
you Race For More!

Since 2003, the IRONMAN Foundation, in partnership with The IRONMAN Group, has provided more than $55 million in charitable giveback to 10,000 organizations in more than 75 race communities around the world.

  • The IRONMAN Foundation® engages the IRONMAN community in programs that demonstrate service through sport and commitment to community.
  • We’re always thinking about the individuals and organizations that make each race community vibrant and unique. 
  • We are the IRONMAN Foundation and we swim, bike, and run to create positive tangible change in race communities through grant funding and volunteerism.

Contact Us

The IRONMAN Foundation
3407 W Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd
Suite 100
Tampa FL, 33607


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