It was the day of the Mission Bay Triathlon and my relay mate Jeff had told me about this race. At the time I had no clue what this was about I thought it was but it sounded challenging. So as he spoke more about it and mentioned the Challenged Athlete Foundation is the one that puts it on and that it goes to support challenged athletes to assist them in accomplishing their dreams. As this race moved closer to race day I hear more and more people talking about it and I wanted to get involved. I checked on their website and it was on the same day as my Oceanside Life Time Tri race that I had committed to. I told myself that in 2014 I will be doing this race. I wanted to race for a cause and I always found challenged athletes inspirational.
About the San Diego Triathlon Challenge
What began 20 years ago as a fundraiser to help one athlete, Jim MacLaren, to regain his independence after a tragic second accident has grown to become one of the most highly-regarded and motivational events in the triathlon world. Since that first event 20 years ago, the Aspen Medical Products San Diego Triathlon Challenge has been instrumental in raising the funds that have allowed more than 8,200 challenged athletes around the world to make it to the starting line and inspired a new generation to realize they have no limits.
“The San Diego Triathlon Challenge is the greatest day in our sport. To be a part of what this amazing Foundation does and how they change lives for people was so motivating, it gave me a purpose. I was inspired, and wanted to do more.” — Chris “Macca” McCormack
So as 2014 progresses and I become more and more active in my racing and triathlon I’ve found it important to race to support a cause and the Challenged Athlete’s Foundation falls right in line with what I believe. So help me support CAF and making other athlete’s dreams possible. You can click on the picture to donate for a good cause or the line under the title. I’m starting small with just a $600.00 goal but the more the merrier!