In conjunction with the Women’s Ironman World Championship in Kailua-Kona, Hawaii, on Saturday, October 14, the Ironman Foundation continued its support of the local community through a variety of giveback efforts.
The 2023 giveback totalled over US$140,000 in proceeds, bringing the total historical giveback to the Hawaii community to over US$3 million.
At the first standalone Women’s IM World Championship triathlon on October 14, a total of 19 women raced with The IM Foundation in Kailua-Kona. This is the largest group of women to race with Team IMF at a single IM World Championship event in the organization’s 20-year history.
Through Team IMF, athletes fundraise to support the Ironman Foundation’s mission while racing an IM event of their choice at no additional cost. Funds directly benefit those communities where Ironman events are held by providing charitable support to a variety of local non-profit organizations that provide support to their local community.
“The Kailua-Kona community is an integral part of the IM World Championship race’s history and has created a lasting impact on the organization’s spirit,” said Audra Tassone-Indeck, Executive Director for The Ironman Foundation.
“As we continue to evolve our program, this year hosting the first dedicated Women’s IM World Championship weekend, we celebrate the community that continues to make our programming possible.”