owen 2

Over the past seven or eight months we’ve been actively working to raise $10,000 for the Adirondack Medical Center via the Ironman Foundation “Your Journey Your Cause” program in memory of Owen.  With Ironman Lake Placid quickly approaching we were creeping towards (and finally exceeded) $9,000. Once we hit the $9,000 mark on Monday things …
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Hooker 2

As many of you know Ryan and I are working to raise $10,000 for the Adirondack Medical Center through the Ironman Foundation (Ryan is racing Ironman Lake Placid).  The $10,000 number is important because its the cost of a NICU incubator.  Due to current resources in the High Peaks region of New York state (where …
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raffle

Our efforts to raise funds for the Adirondack Medical Center in memory (and honor) of #OwenOtter continue (if you like to know more about Owen please check out our posts here and here)!  So far, we’ve surpassed $2,000 in donations, but there’s a long way to go to hitting the magic $10,000 number by the time Ryan …
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Dear WTC: Please, fix #5Q so I can do this race.

Note: This is part of our recurring series on the financials of the Ironman Foundation. To see our previous work on the subject, click here. It is the fall, which means it is time for 501(c)(3) organizations to release their prior year tax returns. Form 990s are generally required to be publicly disclosed by October …
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WTC2

KBG’s Note:  We previously wrote about the Ironman Foundation here and here.  Lots of people asked us about the Foundation’s 2013 tax returns, which have since become available — the 2014 returns are not yet available — and below is Ryan Heisler’s analysis on the 2013 returns.   Changes in the Foundation’s Organization and Accounting …
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#50womentokona

Dear Women for Tri Board of Directors: I write regarding the announcement that three of your members will be participating in Ironman Kona in 2015.  Specifically: After conducting national research to determine the greatest barriers to women’s participation in triathlon, members of the Women For Tri board identified a need to support female athletes at the local level and …
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imlp rings

We received a lot of feedback on the previous post about the Ironman Foundation (when I say “we” I am referring to myself and to Ryan Heisler and Dark Mark — together we have combed through hundreds of pages of IRS filings and compiled findings).  The biggest take aways from all the feedback was the need …
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Arizona, you got lucky

In 2012 I raced Ironman Florida using an “Ironman Foundation Slot.”  Back in November of 2011, I was unsure if I wanted to do Florida again and I  didn’t register on site.  By the time I got home all the general entry slots were sold out, so I purchased a Foundation slot.  The way a …
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