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Jul 14, 2017 - Jul 16, 2017
Team Semper Fi Continues Recovery Through Sport in Swim, Bike, Run competitions
Who: Sixteen service members from the Semper Fi Fund’s Team Semper Fi Program compete in ChelanMan Multisport Weekend where multiple triathlon distance races will be offered. The swims take place in the clear waters of Lake Chelan. The run and bike courses are along Lake Chelan. All events begin and end at Lakeside Park.
WHAT: Team Semper Fi’s inaugural attendance at the ChelanMan Multisport Weekend July 15 and 16, 2017. Recovering service members from novice to advanced will compete in the various distances of Try-a-Tri, Sprint, Olympic, and Half Ironman in the glacier feed Lake Chelan Valley.
Paratriathlon is currently the fastest-growing disabled sport and offers unique benefits to recovering service members: “The sport of triathlon helps a disabled service member achieve something that very few, if any, other sports can do” says TSF Sports Manager. “It allows them to understand that they don’t have to be single-sport athletes, encourages pride, mental focus, and goal setting. The ability to “conquer” one task — let alone three different ones in a single day — is a good confidence boost and helps tremendously with overall mental and physical health.”
WHEN: July 14–16, 2017
Saturday races: 6:30am–3:00pm
Sunday races: 7:30am–12:00pm
WHERE: Lakeside Park – Chelan, Washington
105 E Johnson Ave,
Chelan, WA 98816
WHY: “Recovery Through Sport” has proven to be an ideal outlet for injured service members to hone both physical agility and mental focus, skills that are critical to navigating their recovery. Learning and practicing alongside fellow wounded service members, they can also trade stories, share strategies for coping with their injuries, and forge lasting friendships.