LAS VEGAS– Imagine serving your country, not only having sacrificed your energy, sweat and time away from your loved ones, but having also sacrificed something physically irreplaceable – an arm, leg, your sight. Now imagine competing in a swim at Boulder Beach, a bike ride through the rolling hills of Lakeshore Drive and a run on the scenic River Mountain Trail, and overcoming the stigma placed on those physical disabilities to become a world-renowned athlete. The Challenged Athletes Foundation’s Operation Rebound program makes this a reality…
In recognition of Veterans Day, the inaugural Lake Mead Triathlon will take place on Saturday, November 12th, at the Lake Mead National Recreation Area in Boulder City, Nev. The race will benefit CAF’s Operation Rebound by funding grants for adaptive sporting equipment and competition expenses. Through these grants, Military Medical Center Physical Training (MMCPT) and sports clinics, Operation Rebound provides unparalleled sports opportunities and support to active American military service members, veterans of any branch and first responders who have suffered permanent physical injuries.
“We are excited and honored that Life Time Fitness chose us as their event’s designated charity,” says Nico Marcolongo, CAF Operation Rebound Program Manager. “Our veterans are always looking for a new athletic challenge and I think the Lake Mead Triathlon will provide them with an unforgettable experience.”
The Lake Mead Triathlon promises an adventure for competitors of all levels. The event, which is owned and produced by Life Time Fitness (NYSE:LTM), The Healthy Way of Life Company, consists of three different courses including a sprint distance (750-meter swim, 20-km bike, 5K run), international distance (1500-meter swim, 40-km bike, 10K run) and long course (1.2-mile swim, 56-mile bike, 13.1-mile run). A relay for the international distance and long course, as well as a single-participant half marathon is also open for registration.
Life Time Fitness will donate a portion of each individual athlete’s registration and 100 percent of the registration fee for the two relays directly to Operation Rebound. Participants and non-participants can make donations to support the mission by visiting www.lakemeadtri.com.
Early registration ends September 30th with fees currently ranging from $65 to $150 for individual participants and $250 to $500 for relay participation. For more information, please visit www.lakemeadtri.com.
About Lake Mead Triathlon
Part of the Life Time Athletic and Endurance Events portfolio, the Lake Mead Triathlon takes place at the Lake Mead National Recreation Area in Boulder City, Nev. The multi-sport race offers three levels of competition: sprint, international and long course, all consisting of a swim at Boulder Beach, a bike ride through the rolling hills of Lakeshore Drive and a run on the River Mountain Trail. A relay for the international distance and long course, as well as a single-participant half marathon is also open for registration. For more race information, including registration, please visit www.lakemeadtri.com.