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

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.

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