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2012 Tri for Our Veterans – In Memory of Matt McCulley (TSF Event)
May 26, 2012 @ 7:00 am - 5:00 pm
Sea Isle, NJ – This event is a wonderful way to start the summer triathlon season AND keep the “Memorial” in Memorial Day Weekend. Sea Isle City’s “Tri for Our Veterans” triathlon/duathlon is a sprint distance event, complete with an ocean swim (tri) or run (du), a fast bicycle course, and a beach run.
All proceeds will benefit two special Veteran organizations, the Injured Marine Semper Fi Fund and Sea Isle City’s VFW Post 1963, for its efforts to rebuild the Veterans’ Memorial Fountain. A number of military teams will compete, to include Team Semper Fi!
Click here to register or volunteer!
For the past four years, the Tri for Our Veterans was extremely successful and race management has built on this success by offering a unique racing experience. Here are some key points about the race:
- Saturday, May 26, 2012 at 7:00am. Memorial Day weekend!
- Sprint Triathlon: 400m Ocean swim, 8.3 mile FLAT bike course, 3.1 mile run
- Duathlon: 2 mile run, 8.3 mile FLAT bike course, 3.1 mile run
- Sea Isle City, NJ. Conveniently located off of the Garden State Parkway, near Avalon, Ocean City, Wildwood.
- ALL Proceeds go to the Injured Marine Semper Fi Fund & Sea Isle’s VFW Post’s new Veterans’ Memorial.
- Are you current Military or a Military Veteran? The first wave is Military Only!
- All racers receive a Long Sleeve race t-shirt
- Sea Isle City Beach Patrol will be on hand & in the water, providing supervision over the ocean swim course.
- Chip Timing by Piranha Sports.
In Memory of Matt McCulley
Matt McCulley was a 35 year old husband and father of three beautiful girls. He was a special and unique son, brother, and friend to many.
As an avid triathlete, runner and coach, Matt had a vision to develop a triathlon in his favorite vacation town, which would benefit two very special organizations: The Injured Marine Semper Fi Fund and Sea Isle City’s VFW Post 1963.
When asked why he wanted to donate his time, energy and support, he simply responded, “I have only one goal: to give something back to the veterans who have fought in our previous battles and those who fight in today’s wars.”
Matt created TRI for Our Veterans to show his appreciation for all of those who have, and continue, to serve our country each day.
On January 12, 2010, Matt suddenly passed away. He touched so many lives, in such a short time, and it is his family’s wish to keep his legacy alive. Matt will be greatly missed, but his spirit will live on.