Jessica, Dirk, & Virginia have formed an unstoppable team to compete in the NYC triathlon and raise money for Back on My Feet!
Each year, thousands of athletes brave the waters of the mighty Hudson River before biking along Manhattan's West Side highway. Finally, athletes put on their running shoes for a run through New York's famed Central Park in the final stage of this iconic race.
This athletic trio will compete in one of the most exciting races in the Nation's greatest city. Virginia will swim 1500m in the Hudson river, then handoff the baton to Dirk, who will bike 40K along the Henry Hudson Highway. He will handoff the baton to Jessica who will run 10K through Central Park.
Back on My Feet (BoMF) is a national for-purpose 501(c)3 organization that uses running to help those experiencing homelessness change the way they see themselves so they can make real change in their lives that results in employment and independent living.
The organization’s mission is not to create runners within the homeless population, but to use running to create self-sufficiency in the lives of those experiencing homelessness. The program’s success is measured by how many Members obtaining independence through employment, job training and housing.
Through dedication and hard work, Residential Members (those experiencing homelessness) earn the opportunity to create a new road for themselves. Running leads to personal transformation and dedication to the program leads to access to training, employment and housing resources. Through community and corporate support, the program strives to change the perception of homelessness.
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