It’s time – Ironman Lake Placid 2013 is upon us!! If you can’t make it up to Placid to support the team why not do it from the comfort of your own home. Click the below link to track how each Team RA member is doing throughout the day.
In addition to following the 18 members of Team ReserveAid be sure to keep a close eye on Team founder, John Withrow, as he competes in the IM Executive Challenge in an attempt to win a slot for the Ironman World Championships in Kona, HI.
It has become an annual ritual that dozens of people (athletes, former athletes, and never-quite-been athletes) embrace the common cause of ReserveAid and commit to raising awareness and funds for the organization by putting themselves to the test in one of the most physically and mentally challenging endurance events there is: Iron distance triathlon.
Last year, competing in Ironman New York, the Team raised a total of over $250,000 for ReserveAid.
This year, Team ReserveAid athletes will compete at the Lake Placid Ironman in New York on July 28, hoping to cross the finish line after a 2.4 mile open water swim, a 112 mile bike ride, and a 26.2 mile marathon.
Practically, this means that members of the Team have already been training for arduous months, pushing the physical limits of their bodies (and testing the limits of their families’ patience) every day.
The Team is honored to do what we can to help the families who are struggling with the burdens that a commitment to serve their country has placed upon them.
Road to Placid
What does it take to become an Ironman? Each athlete travels a different path forming their own unique story along the way. We’ve compiled a few race reports to give you a peek inside how Team ReserveAid is preparing for Ironman Lake Placid.
Meet Team ReserveAid
We have quite the collection of athletes racing for our cause. Check out their stories here.
Support the cause
You don’t have to wear the tight jerseys or put your body through 140.6 miles of agony to be apart of Team ReserveAid. Use the “Donate Now” button to help our nations heroes!
To complete the process follow these easy steps:
1. Check the box next to Team ReserveAid Donation near the top of the page
2. Enter your donation
3. Select Ironman Lake Placid from the Event drop-down list
4. Type the name of the athlete you wish to support in the box and click Next
5. Fill out your information and you’re done!