One of this year's most anticipated endurance challenges, the IRONMAN® World Championship triathlon set to take place in Kailua-Kona, Hawaii, is fast approaching. While the race's hundreds of registered participants are busy preparing for the event, the Crohn's & Colitis Foundation of America (CCFA), a leading organization dedicated to finding cures for Crohn's disease and ulcerative colitis, had the idea of offering the golden opportunity to join the IRONMAN race up for bidding. The CCFA will be hosting an online auction for a place in the 2016 IRONMAN World Championship in Hawaii on October 1, 2015, with the announcement of the winner taking place on October 6. All proceeds from the auction will go directly to the Foundation's decades-long goal to support research efforts and patient support services for people suffering from inflammatory bowel disease. Those interested in learning more about the auction and how to place a bid can visit www.ccteamchallenge.org/kona or contact Aaron Castens at 646-750-7100 or [email protected].