The Challenged Athletes Foundation has announced it is offering 100 athletes a chance to participate in the Accenture IRONMAN 70.3 California triathlon this March.
Although the race is sold out, 100 “fundraising athletes” will have the opportunity to participate in the triathlon by raising a minimum of $2,000 each to support challenged U.S. military service members and first responders, according to a press release.
“We are joining with Accenture and IRONMAN in paying tribute to injured troops for their service to our country,” Virginia Tinley, executive director of CAF, said in the release. “CAF is honored to be the official charity of IRONMAN 70.3 California.”
Those interested can register as members of Team Operation Rebound, a CAF program for U.S. military personnel, veterans and first responders with permanent physical challenges that provides access to funding for equipment and training, compensation expenses, Military Medical Center Physical Training and sports clinics.
Athletes already registered for the event can join Team Operation Rebound by committing to a fundraising minimum of $1,000.
The event includes a 1.2-mile swim in Oceanside Harbor, a 56-mile bike route through San Clemente State Park and Marine Corps Base at Camp Pendleton, and a 13.1-mile run through Oceanside. Fundraising athletes receive an early swim wave, designated transition racking, access to the CAF hospitality tent, a post-race massage, custom race triathlon kit and attendance at an inspirational pre-race interaction with Operation Rebound Athletes.
To register, visit www.challengedathletes.org/ORIMCA.