5,000 expected at La Jolla Cove for Challenged Athletes Foundation’s San Diego Triathlon Challenge

Registration is sold-out for the 2012 San Diego Triathlon Challenge for Sunday, Oct. 21 at La Jolla Cove. The unique event boats an all new “challenge distance” triathlon course consisting of a 1-mile swim, 44-mile bike and 10-mile run on one of the most breathtaking courses in the country. (Light File Photo)

The Challenged Athletes Foundation will welcome more than 5,000 supporters — spectators and participants — to the La Jolla Cove on Sunday, Oct. 21 for the 19th annual Aspen Medical Products San Diego Triathlon Challenge. The unique event boats an all new “challenge distance” triathlon course consisting of a 1-mile swim, 44-mile bike and 10-mile run on one of the most breathtaking courses in the country.

The full day-long event (schedule not available at press time), which also includes the 24-Hour Fitness Tour de Cove cycling marathon and Kaiser Permanente Thrive-5K Fitness Walk and Wawanesa Family Fun Zone, is expected to raise more than $1 million to help physically challenged individuals get off the sidelines and into the game.

The event began 19 years ago as a small fundraiser to help a local injured triathlete regain his independence through the sport he loved.  Today the Challenge has grown into a celebration of life and sport that is making a difference in the lives of physically challenged athletes around the world.

SDTC is an event unlike any other.  It features a “challenge” distance triathlon, a 1 mile swim, 44 mile bike, and 10 mile run, in which more than 200 challenged athletes will compete side-by-side with 500 able-bodied athletes, including celebrities and sports legends such as NBA Hall of Famer Bill Walton, two-time Ironman World Champion Scott Tinley, pro-triathletes Jordan Rapp, Meghan Newcomer, and Sarah Piampiano and stars from ABC’s The Bachelor and The Bachelorette: Dr. Andy Baldwin, Roberto Martinez, Tenley Molzahn, and Kiptyn Locke.

For information at www.challengedathletes.org

The 19th annual Aspen Medical Products San Diego Triathlon Challenge takes place Oct. 21 at La Jolla Cove and is expected to attract a crowd of 5,000 athletes, supporters and spectators. (Light File Photos)

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1 Comment for “5,000 expected at La Jolla Cove for Challenged Athletes Foundation’s San Diego Triathlon Challenge”

  1. N Carpenter

    I am a disabled person and went to the cove today. I was unaware of this event.
    I find it dispicable that some of the people working at the event took it upon themselves to close roads in the area. I was informed that I had to turn around (along with all the traffic behind me) because the bicylists were going to be coming thru. In my opinion these events need to be held at the stadium. Trying to drive around so many bicylists who are running stop lights and stop signs is a nightmare. I am tired of being inconvenienced by these special events who cater to special groups.

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