YOUR JOURNEY, YOUR CAUSE

Overview

The Your Journey, Your Cause Fundraising Program was designed by the IRONMAN Foundation to provide registered athletes with the opportunity to transform their IRONMAN journey into a passionate commitment and support a cause they’re passionate about.

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Registered IRONMAN and IRONMAN 70.3 athletes are invited to participate in the Your Journey, Your Cause program. Once registered for your event, you can select a U.S. registered non-profit beneficiary of your choice and fundraise through the IRONMAN Foundation to support their mission.

Who can join?

Anyone can participate! The only requirement is that you must select a U.S. registered non-profit beneficiary and must have purchased your entry prior to singing up.

How much do I have to raise? What are the fees?

  • There is no minimum fundraising requirement. The Your Journey, Your Cause program was developed to help you support a cause that you are passionate about.
  • There is a $25 fee to participate in this program, payable at the time of registration, and is retained by the IRONNMAN Foundation to support administrative efforts. This registration fee is 100% tax deductible but is maintained by the IRONMAN Foundation and does not go towards your overall fundraising effort.
  • The total processing fee is 8% (including credit card processing fees, platform, and administrative costs). Your chosen organization will receive 92% of the funds raised over the $25 registration fee through the Your Journey, Your Cause program.

Are there any restrictions with selecting a charity?

  • You are fundraising for your chosen beneficiary through the IRONMAN Foundation, a registered 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization. Your chosen beneficiary MUST be a U.S. registered non-profit.
  • You will need to provide a copy of your chosen beneficiary's nonprofit status and contact information to the IRONMAN Foundation before disbursement can be made. Benefactors who are individuals or other crowdfunding pages are not eligible. Your nonprofit must have a Tax ID number recognized by the IRS.
  • International charities are not recognized as 501(c)(3) nonprofits by the IRS, therefore we are not able to make international contributions.

How do I apply?

  • Register for an IRONMAN Event.
  • Email Sawyer Lay, Programs Coordinator for the IRONMAN Foundation, at sawyer.lay@ironman.com to access and set up your fundraising page. 
  • Add pictures and tell the story of why you’re so passionate about the charity you chose.
  • Share your story with everyone.

When will the proceeds from my fundraising be sent to my beneficiary?

We keep your fundraising page open an additional 30 days after your IRONMAN event. After the 30 days, it takes approximately 60 days for processing and payment. All payments will be made within 90 days of your IRONMAN event.

How will you know where to send my donations?

A representative from the IRONMAN Foundation will verify with you where the donation is to be sent. If we do not receive correspondence or confirmation from you by the 90-day post-race deadline, we will make every effort to locate your chosen charity from the information you provided when you joined the Your Journey, Your Cause Program. If your chosen charity cannot be located OR it has closed, the IRONMAN Foundation reserves the right to allocate your donation for our Community Fund that supports grant funding initiatives within our IRONMAN race communities.

Can I choose to fundraise for more than one organization?

No. You may only support one organization per fundraising page.

Still have questions?

Click on the FAQs page for additional information or contact the IRONMAN Foundation Program Coordinator Sawyer Lay by email at Sawyer.Lay@ironman.com.

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