Win a place at Kona 2014 finals

Once-in-a-lifetime chance from Scope

Kona 2013 finish line

UK disability charity Scope is offering one lucky person the chance to secure a place at this year’s Ironman World Championship in Kona, Hawaii.


Participants will need to complete an official Ironman full-distance or 70.3 event within the cutoff times before 1 August, and commit to using their place in that event to raising money for Scope.

To make it even more interesting, Scope will allow one entry into the draw for every £100 raised above the minimum target – so multiple entries can be made by prolific fundraisers determined to win that spot.

“Each year 80,000 athletes compete for a slot at the championship but only 1,900 make it to the starting line on race day,” said Scope’s head of events Debbie Bines. “With a bit of luck, you could be one of them.”

The charity has already handed out one qualifying slot, to businessman Tom Craig, who pledged to raise £50,000 in the lead-up to this year’s Kona finals.

For more details on how to win the one remaining slot, visit


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