Challenged Athletes Foundation events heading for La Jolla

This week's Challenged Athletes Foundation events include the Million Dollar Challenge, in which 2010 Ironman Champion Chris McCormack and La Jollan Jeffrey Essakow, Challenged Athletes Foundation's co-founder and president of the board of directors, are riding. Here, they pause before departing from Santa Cruz on day two of their 640-mile journey from San Fransisco to La Jolla Shores' Kellogg Park. They are part of the group riding in the CAF Million Challenge, which wraps up in La Jolla Friday afternoon. Photo: Patrice Malloy

On Sunday, at the 17th running of the Aspen Medical Products San Diego Triathlon Challenge at La Jolla Cove, participants will honor the memory of Jim MacLaren, who died Aug. 30. The events begin at 7 a.m. and wrap up about 3:30 p.m.

The triathlon started as a fundraiser for MacLaren, who inspired the formation of the Challenged Athletes Foundation (CAF). The day’s activities include a 1.2-mile swim, 56-mile bike and 13.1-mile run distance triathlon, the Tour de Cove (a four and a half hour spin-a-thon) and a 5K fitness walk that all take place simultaneously in La Jolla Cove.

It raises more than $850,000 each year to fund adaptive sports equipment, training and
competition expenses for individuals with physical challenges so they can live full and active lifestyles.

For the second year in a row, is 2010 Ford Ironman World Champion, Chris McCormack will take
Part along with more than 229 physically challenged athletes, celebrities such as basketball Hall of Famer Bill Walton, and other triathletes and fitness enthusiasts — all of whom are raising funds and awareness for CAF.

The triathlon wraps up a week of activities that includes the Million Dollar Challenge, a seven-day, 620-mile bike ride from San Francisco to La Jolla that will finish Friday afternoon at La Jolla Shores and CAF’s “A Celebration of Abilities” dinner and awards presentation at Irwin M. Jacobs Qualcomm Hall.

Several streets, including Coast Boulevard near the Cove, will have closures throughout the day. Coast Boulevard will be closed between Prospect Street and Girard Avenue from 5 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday and also will have no parking signs posted beginning Friday night. In addition, the number one lane of North Torrey Pines Road between Prospect and La Jolla Shores Drive will be closed from 8 to 10 a.m. Sunday.

Course marshals will be present at intersections from 8 to 10 a.m. to assist cyclists as they go through the Village at Girard and Prospect, Girard and Wall Street, Wall and Ivanhoe streets, Ivanhoe and Cave streets, and Cave and Prospect.

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Posted by Kathy Day on Oct 19, 2010. Filed under Featured Story, La Jolla, News. You can follow any responses to this entry through the RSS 2.0. You can leave a response or trackback to this entry

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