So I’m sure you’ve heard myself and Swim Bike Mom talk about the awesomeness that is the Getting2Tri Foundation. The Getting2Tri Foundation is an amazing organization “whose mission is to provide services and programs to assist individuals with disabilities with athletic pursuits, create communities for support, and reduce barriers between people.”
This year’s flagship event to support the Getting2Tri Foundation is Gear and Glimmer 2014. Gear and Glimmer is part awards show, fashion show, cocktail hour and celebration of all things awesome of endurance and multisport! Gear and Glimmer will also honor some amazing and inspirational people and will feature a keynote address by Sergeant First Class Joseph “Kap” Kapacziewski, the only amputee in Army Rangers history to return to combat, serving nine tours in the Middle East. If that doesn’t get you inspired…I don’t know what will.
As to the awards – I am completely humbled and honored to be nominated in the category of Best Female Endurance Runner! The other ladies in my category are amazing and particularly, Kelly Luckett, an inspiration! And my very dear friend, Meredith Atwood, aka, Swim Bike Mom has been nominated as Best Female Comeback Athlete! I would urge you to go online and read about all of the inspirational nominees for the 2014 Gear and Glimmer Awards Sponsored by USAT Southeast. You can vote online here until March 7, 2014 at Noon EST. You can also vote by “liking” the pictures of each athlete on Instagram here also until March 7, 2014 at Noon EST.
Mike Lenart – the founder and fearless leader of Getting2Tri has put together an amazing event. I would urge all of my fellow endurance athletes and multisports athletes (yes that’s you runners, swimmers, cyclists, triathletes, etc.) to come on out on Saturday if you’re going to be in the Atlanta area. It’s going to be a great time for an amazing cause. Go and take a look around their website and see all the fun things in store!
If you can’t make it out, then I urge you to make a donation to the Getting2Tri Foundation through their website, here or my personal Getting2Tri donation page, here (don’t mind that it hasn’t been updated since the TransRockies).