The IRONMAN Foundation, in partnership with Newton Running, the official U.S. footwear and run course sponsor of IRONMAN®, today announced the launch of The IRONMAN Foundation-Newton Running Ambassador Triathlon Team, a team that will consist of 40 athletes to compete this year in IRONMAN® and IRONMAN® 70.3® events across North America.
“The IRONMAN Foundation and Newton Running have long since been associated with being a positive impact to the race communities with which we race in,” said David Deschenes, Executive Director of The IRONMAN Foundation. “These athletes selected for the team will now be afforded yet another amazing platform to exemplify what it means to race for the greater good.”
Ambassador Team members are required to participate in one IRONMAN event and one IRONMAN 70.3 event during the 2013 race season, as well as volunteer their time for philanthropic opportunities that will help the race communities prior to their race day.
Philanthropy has long been a part of Newton Running’s brand identity and the company has long supported such organizations as Athletes for a Cure, Trickle Up and One World Running. It has also donated thousands of Newton Running shoes to people in need through its shoe grant program.
For more information on IRONMAN and The IRONMAN Foundation, please visit www.ironman.com and www.ironmanfoundation.org.