On Saturday October 17th 2020, myself and a small group of awesome people will be Swimming, Biking and Running a total of 140.6 Miles to raise money for the Challenged Athletes Foundation.
These will all be individual goals & accomplishments as each person will be charging for a total of 140.6 miles in our first ever "IRONMAN-ish" fundraiser. Rules are fairly simple, in 24hrs and individual must complete a total of 140.6 miles Swimming, Biking & Running. Indoors, outdoors, virtual, in any order. Each person MUST swim a minimum of 1 mile, Bike a minimum of 100 miles and Run a minimum of 6.2 miles.
I personally am planning on: Running 7-10 miles first, Biking (outdoors on Santa Ana River Trail) 130-133 miles and swimming 1.2 miles in open water in Huntington Harbor. Will be live tracking on Strava and Challenge Hound.
Here's the best part:
I will match any donation donated to this page. and then, the Whalen Family will match our combined donation. So $100 of your donations, becomes $400 to the athletes of CAF!!!!!!!!
Please join me in empowering individuals with physical disabilities around the world through sports. The mission of the Challenged Athletes Foundation (CAF) is intricately tied to the challenges of our time - a global health pandemic, a devastating financial crisis, and ongoing social injustices. These challenges create even greater barriers for individuals with physical disabilities. To change this reality, it will take all of us.
Your donation to my fundraising goal will help provide challenged athletes in financial need with adaptive sports equipment, coaching, and training expenses. Additionally, your gift will support virtual and at-home resources that help challenged athletes of all ages and abilities stay active and motivated, at a time when sports and physical activity are needed more than ever.
Our efforts will help ensure that the most vulnerable population won’t be left behind. We’ll be creating opportunities for challenged athletes to be involved with adaptive sports, fitness, community connections, and inclusion in society’s health and wellness activities.
As a CAF supporter, I believe in the power of sport to empower lives, heal individuals and unite the world, especially in these times of crisis and conflict.