The inaugural Ironman New York was sold out in 11 minutes. The $895 race fee stopped no one, as long as you were one of the first 2,500 people to click “submit” on Active.com. Even the $1,500 Ironman Foundation slots area all gone. But there is still one way to get in to the race… Macca.
Chris “Macca” McCormack’s MaccaNow Foundation is giving away race entries to IMNYC to the first 3 people to raise $5,000 for MaccaNow. Pretty cool right?
To enter you need to visit Macca’s Crowdrise Page. From there you join the team, create a fund raising page and then it’s off to the races to be one of the first three to hit the $5,000 mark.
But Chris McCormick isn’t stopping with just a race entry, besides the race entry the winners will get a variety of Macca swag and other “unique surprises” from the two time Ironman World Champion.
So if you have any desire to be one of the first 2500 people to swim 2.4 miles in the Hudson River, bike 112 miles spanning the cliffs of Palisades Parkway and run 26.2 miles over the George Washington bridge to finish in the heart of Manhattan, this is your chance!
Chris McCormack set up The MaccaNow Foundation to commemorate his mother who passed away from breast cancer in 1999. Our initial intention is to raise $2,735,373 to provide assistance to families who are in active treatment for breast cancer in order to lessen the financial burdens and improve their quality of life. This initial goal is based on Chris’ mother having been alive for 19,455 days which multiplied it by 140.6 (# of miles in an Ironman) = 2,735,373.