[UPDATE]

We came, we saw, we conquered! Congrats to all the Team ReserveAid athletes who raced. Check out our PHOTO GALLERY for some action shots of our amazing athletes!

Ever wonder what it’s like to race an IM? Team RA founder, John Withrow, recounts his impressive day here: John Withrow Race Report. Be sure to read his crazy epilogue!

 

Ironman U.S. Championship – NY/NJ

The summer of 2012 marks the the debut of the first ever Ironman in New York City.  The inaugural Ironman U.S. Championship will take place August 11, 2012 in parts of both New Jersey and New York City.

ReserveAid has partnered with the Ironman Foundation to serve as an official charity partner of Ironman NYC, and Team ReserveAid looks to play a big part on race day as it sends its largest contingent ever to an event – a crew of 35 athletes!

In a recent interview for Lava Magazine, Team founder,John Withrow, expressed his thoughts:
 
“We are now using the team as a vehicle to spread the word about ReserveAid, which will help more military families in need. Racing for a cause that you are passionate about is incredibly motivating. Our motto is ‘Tri for Our Troops,’” he says, and he finds himself thinking about the troops when things get tough on the course. “It’s a heck of a lot hotter in the desert, I’m not wearing heavy boots and fatigues, and nobody is shooting at me!”
 
 

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TRACK TEAM RA LIVE AT IMNYC!
We’ve set up a few ways for you to follow our progress over race day. If you can’t make it out to NY/NJ on Saturday, track us on your mobile phone or at home!

Each Team ReserveAid member is extremely proud to be wearing his country’s flag and supporting such a great cause while competing in Ironman NYC.  To check out who we are and why we are racing head over to our “Meet the Athletes” page. Every story is different, but there is one common thread that binds us all together – we all are thrilled to represent such an incredible organization.

Our goal is to raise $1,000 for each of the 140.6 miles in the race. In 2011, Team ReserveAid shattered our mark by bringing in over $200,000! We are on our way again, but we need your help.