The Challenged Athletes Foundation (CAF) and The YMCA of San Diego County took over the beautiful La Jolla Cove on Sunday, October 23, 2016 to host the Aspen Medical Products San Diego Triathlon Challenge! During the event, over 200 physically challenged athletes completed a 1-mile ocean swim, and 44-mile bike ride, and a 10-mile run along one of the most breathtaking courses in the country. In it’s 23rd year, the event is unlike any other in the world, and is called by many the #BestDayInTri.
In addition to the Triathlon Challenge, over 100 riders and 50 challenged athletes participated in the YMCA of San Diego County Tour de Cove event, a sweat-drenching 4.5-hour stationary cycling marathon! Participants rode individually or as members of 3-person relay teams.
Check out this amazing recap video of the event:
Headsweats is the official headwear partner of the Challenged Athletes Foundation. The Challenged Athletes Foundation® (CAF) is a world leader in helping people with physical challenges lead active, healthy lifestyles. CAF believes that participation in physical activity at any level increases self-esteem, encourages independence and enhances quality of life. Since 1994, more than $76 million has been raised and over 13,000 funding requests from people with physical challenges in all 50 states and dozens of countries have been satisfied. Additionally, CAF’s outreach efforts reach another 60,000 individuals each year. Whether it’s a $2,500 grant for a handcycle, helping underwrite a carbon fiber running foot not covered by insurance, or arranging enthusiastic encouragement from a mentor who has triumphed over a similar challenge, CAF’s mission is clear: give opportunities and support to those with the desire to live active, athletic lifestyles.