BENEFITING: THE IRONMAN FOUNDATION
ORGANIZER: THE IRONMAN FOUNDATION
EVENT: TEAM IMF
EVENT DATE: Sep 20, 2015
Mileage Tracker: 255
I am very excited to announce that this year I will be competing in IRONMAN Lake Tahoe on September 20th, 2015. An IRONMAN event is a triathlon consisting of a 2.4 mile swim, a 112 mile bike ride, and a 26.2 mile run. It is typically regarded as the most challenging endurance event in the world. Competing in an Ironman is a monumental achievement; IRONMAN Lake Tahoe is an even bigger feat because it is regardedas one of the toughest courses in the world. This will be my first IRONMAN distance triathlon and I hope that I will be able to celebrate this achievement with you.
With such a big personal commitment ahead of me, I have decided to make this IRONMAN journey more than just about me. I have partnered with The IRONMAN Foundation, GoMacro and committed to fundraise at least $3,000 for the preservation of Lake Tahoe and the surrounding community.
I can’t do this alone and I need your help. Would you be willing to make a donation to support me reaching my goal? Make your pledge here by clicking the "Donate to this Fundraiser." I thank you, in advance, for your support and appreciate your generosity!
What I’m raising money for: Last year, IRONMAN Lake Tahoe (IMLT) was canceled due to the many wildfires in the area. As you may know, wildfires in California have been exacerbated by the severe drought and climate of California. While there is much work to be done to preserve our natural environment, I am modestly hoping to raise $10,000 for a community grant recipient, The Tahoe Fund. They will use the funds to support its mission of enhancing the extraordinary natural environment of the Lake Tahoe Basin by restoring and sustaining the lake for the enjoyment of current and future generations.
I will be sure to keep you updated on my fundraising and training progress. You don't need to financially support my journey, you are also welcome to provide moral support by coming to one of the many events I will be competing in this year leading up to IMLT. My race schedule for the season include:
May 17th, Auburn Half Iron Man, "World's Toughest Half"
June 7th, Escape From Alcatraz, San Francisco, CA
July 19th, San Francisco Marathon, San Francisco, CA
July 25th, Donner Lake Triathlon, Donner, CA
August 16th, Tour De Napa Century, Napa Valley, CA
September 5th,The 6th Annual Golden Gate Sharkfest Swim
September 20th, Ironman Lake Tahoe, Lake Tahoe
Hope to see you soon!
Michael Silk, MPA