$70,300 Fundraising Goal in Celebration of his Journey to Help Thousands of Challenged Athletes
San Diego, CA – March 3, 2016
Only 100 days remain to Glenn Hartrick’s return to IRONMAN 70.3 Eagleman. Race day will mark the two-year anniversary of his accident.
On June 12, 2014, while on a routine training ride for an IRONMAN race on his bicycle, his ride became anything but routine. Glenn Hartrick was involved in a cycling accident which resulted in injuries that would change his life forever. Glenn sustained a T6 spinal cord injury as well as two collapsed lungs and other injuries.
Exactly two years after the accident, Glenn will compete in his first post injury IRONMAN event, IRONMAN Eagleman 70.3 in Cambridge, Maryland on June 12th, 2016. He will swim 1.2 miles, hand cycle 56 miles with his CAF hand cycle, and finish on his CAF-funded racing chair for the final 13.1 miles.
Glenn has two life mottos, “Live life through the windshield and not the rearview mirror” and “anything is possible.”
As an able-bodied athlete, and former Runner’s World cover model, Glenn had competed on this same course twice in the past.
In celebration of his journey and triumph, Glenn has set a goal to raise $70,300 for the Challenged Athletes Foundation, which supports Challenged Athletes worldwide with adaptive equipment, training and competition expenses. That is $1,000 per every mile of the distance represented in 70.3 miles in the race.
Donations will help thousands of challenged athletes like Glenn pursue a life of sport and fitness and achieve their athletic and personal goals.
Glenn’s recent athletic achievements include: LA Marathon- 1:30 (2nd in Hand Cycle Division)
New York Marathon- 1:37 (9th in Hand Cycle Division) Philadelphia Marathon- 1:39 (3rd in Hand Cycle Division)
The Challenged Athletes Foundation (CAF) raises money to help people with physical challenges pursue an active lifestyle through physical fitness and athletics. CAF believes that involvement in sports at any level increases self-esteem, encourages independence and enhances quality of life. CAF’s mission is clear: give those with the desire to live active, competitive lifestyles every opportunity to compete in the sports they love.
By making a donation towards his fundraising goal you will provide individuals with physical challenges with the tools necessary to find success in sports — and in life!
To make a donation please visit –
http://support.challengedathletes.org/goto/glennhartrick. CAF is a 501c3 non-profit, Tax ID # 33-0739596
About the Challenged Athletes Foundation
The Challenged Athletes Foundation® (CAF) is a world leader in helping people with physical challenges lead active, healthy lifestyles. CAF believes that participation in physical activity at any level increases self-esteem, encourages independence and enhances quality of life. Since 1994, more than $70 million has been raised and over 11,000 funding requests from people with physical challenges in all 50 states and dozens of countries have been satisfied. Additionally, CAF’s outreach efforts reach another 60,000 individuals each year. Whether it’s a $2,500 grant for a hand cycle, helping underwrite a carbon fiber running foot not covered by insurance, or arranging enthusiastic encouragement from a mentor who has triumphed over a similar challenge, CAF’s mission is clear: give opportunities and support to those with the desire to live active, athletic lifestyles To learn more, visit challengedathletes.org or call 858-866-0959.