Win Free Entry to IRONMAN World Championships in 2014

Any triathlete raising money for the MRF’s Miles for Melanoma program in the 2013 calendar year will be eligible for a free, guaranteed entry to the IRONMAN World Championship in Kona, Hawaii in October 2014 – OR – the IRONMAN 70.3 World Championship in Mont-Treblant 2014.

Eligible contestants are triathletes who:
1.    Register to raise money for Miles for Melanoma through our 2013 Triathlete program.
2.    Raise a minimum of $10,000
3.    Complete their fundraising by midnight, December 31, 2013, eastern time.
Clarification as we approach the deadline - edited 12/11/13
  1. Be sure to check the fundraising pages as midnight approaches on December 31, eastern time.

  2. You must create a fundraising page - this is how the MRF will know you are participating in the competition (it takes approximately 5-10 minutes to create your page).

  3. Offline donations will be considered in the winning prize, but those donations MUST BE RECEIVED IN THE MRF OFFICE BEFORE WE CLOSE ON DECEMBER 31. The office is open on December 31, but tends to close early, checks must be received at the office address: 1411 K St NW, #800; Washington DC; 20005. Include information in the mail to designate this for the triathlete team and your Kona Entry Competition.

Free entry will be awarded to the athlete with the most funds raised by the deadline: midnight eastern time, December 31, 2013.
Free entry will be assigned to the person of the fundraising athlete’s choice. Once designated, it is non-transferable.
The MRF will communicate with the athlete and Ironman to finalize entry processes. Once entry has been secured and confirmed through Ironman, the MRF will hold no more responsibility for the entry to Kona.
  • All travel and expenses will be the responsibility of the athlete. Should the athlete choose to commit to a new fundraising goal to support the MRF in the 2014 race, negotiations can be made regarding travel and expenses.
  • You may compete in any race, any distance, around the world in 2013. It is not a requirement that you race in an Ironman event to enter this contest.
  • You must sign up for our fundraising competition by joining our 2013 Miles for Melanoma team (joining the team is free). 
When the final fundraising is completed, the MRF will notify the top fundraiser of his/her entry to Kona. If he/she prefers to go to Mont-Treblant instead, we will offer the 2nd top fundraiser the Kona slot. Because some of our athletes are not interested in the full distance, we will continue this process until a winner is reached – noting that the first offer will be Kona and the second will be Mont-Treblant.
The fundraising deadline is MIDNIGHT, EASTERN TIME, DECEMBER 31, 2013. Notifications will be made no later than February 1, 2014. If you have any questions regarding this contest, please contact
Decisions regarding the selection of winners and all other aspects of the contest shall be final and binding in all respects. The MRF will not be responsible for typographical, printing or other inadvertent errors in these contest rules or in other materials relating to the contest. This contest is for athletes racing and raising funds in 2013 only. The MRF does not, at this time, have any entries to any future Kona races.