Buy Your Way Into the Ironman Competition
Competition is fierce to qualify for the annual Ironman event in Hawaii but now for the 8th year in a row a few precious entry slots are being auctioned off on eBay to benefit charity. The Ironman Foundation has raised more than $3,500,000 for various charities through this program since it first started in 2003, and this year that number is sure to keep rising. Four slots are being auctioned in total, with one available for bidding each week starting April 25th. In addition to winning an opportunity to compete in this iconic endurance event winners will also receive private athlete registration in Kona and VIP packages that include special race-day passes and invites to race-week functions. The auctions will all open at $10,000 and at last check the first slot (already in progress) has 26 bidders and is up to $26,100.