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2024 Operation Gold Star Athlete Application
Operation Gold Star Athlete applications are considered on a first-come, first-served basis.
Currently, applications are only being accepted by active-duty military and United States Military Veterans. The IRONMAN Foundation will select 6-10 athletes per race to participate as an Operation Gold Star Athlete and carry the American Flag during the run.
District of Columbia
Federated States of Micronesia
Northern Mariana Islands
U.S. Minor Outlying Islands
Armed Forces Americas
Armed Forces Europe, the Middle East, an
Armed Forces Pacific
Newfoundland and Labrador
Prince Edward Island
Have you ever raced with TEAM IMF or Operation Gold Star before?
If so, please let us know what race(s).
How many IRONMAN 70.3 distance events have you completed?
How many IRONMAN events have you completed?
Have you ever run carrying a flag?
If yes, how many times and what distances?
What branch of the military are you currently serving? If you are veteran, please list the branch you served in.
If you are active duty, please list the years you have been serving. If you are a veteran, please list the years you served.
Please list your current rank in the military or your rank when you left.
What is/was your MOS or rate (job in military)?
Did you deploy? Where?
Who is the Gold Star Family you would like to race in honor of? Please provide information on your relationship with the Gold Star Family.
If you do not have a Gold Star Family in mind that you would like to run in honor of, please reach out to email@example.com.
What is your “Why?” Why do you want to carry the flag for a Gold Star Family?
Which race are you applying for?
IRONMAN 70.3 Boulder- 6/8/24
IRONMAN 70.3 Louisville-7/18/24
Do you already have a race entry for your selected race?
What else can you tell us about yourself and your service?
Please list your social media account URLs and handles (Facebook & Instagram)
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