Road to Kona

The Subaru Road to Kona award is a nomination-based program that provides the award recipient with the opportunity to travel to the 2021 Supersapiens IRONMAN World Championships in Kailua-Kona Hawaii to serve as a volunteer. Subaru Canada will provide air fare and accommodations for the recipient and a guest for one week (Jan 31 to Feb 7 2022) plus $500.00 USD in spending money.

We want to acknowledge the support of the amazing volunteers who contribute to the success of our events and are pleased to expand program eligibility to include registered volunteers. The selected award recipient must be available to travel on the dates and meet all applicable requirements for international travel.

Subaru Canada - Road to Kona 2016: David Stirling

David Stirling, a fire-fighter from Fort McMurray, gave up training for his first ever IRONMAN to battle the 2016 Alberta wildfires. His selflessness and dedication to others garnered him numerous nominations from friends and family and ultimately earned him the opportunity to compete is this iconic event.

Subaru Canada - Road to Kona 2017: Brent Smyth

As the 2017 recipient of the Subaru Road to Kona award, Brent Smyth from Ottawa, Ontario competed in his first IRONMAN World Championship. Chosen from thousands of entrants, Smyth raced in support of Imerman Angels, a charity that offers one-on-one support to those fighting cancer.

Subaru Canada - Road to Kona 2018: Mikael Charbonneau-Lemaire

In 2017, Mikael Charbonneau-Lemaire lost his brother (Jordan) in a bike accident while training for Ironman Mont-Tremblant. Following the terrible news, it became Mike’s goal to fulfill his brother’s dream of one day competing in the Ironman World Championship in Kona. His story of courage and perseverance, won him the cross-Canada Subaru “Road to Kona” award