Back in September FF Brian Hackenburg completed the Ironman distance (2.4 mile swim, 112 mile bike, 26.2 mile run) triathlon in Sandusky, OH. Kicker was he wore some gear and an airpack for the run. We worked to spread the word about the National Firefighters Endowment Turnout Challenge with the ultimate goal of raising some funds for equipment that go to fire departments in need. More importantly, it has created motivation for some to get in better shape and it has fueled a competitiveness to run again and again.
Hackenburg has set a new goal of attempting (in December) to set the Guinness World Record for fastest half marathon in gear. It is currently set at 2 hours and a few seconds. More to come on this one.
Be sure to check out the Turnout Challenge page if you are interested in supporting the cause or starting your own event.
The weekend after the Revolution3 Triathlon we headed to Ballville, OH for the Ballville Fire Departments annual fundraiser run. All the proceeds went to firefighter physicals and fire prevention. A few local firefighters joined us in gear.
A few weeks ago was a 5k run at Osborn Park in Huron, OH. The event was a fundraiser for children with apraxia of speech. Even the Cleveland Cavalier mascots Mood Dog and Sir CC were there cheering everyone on.
This past weekend we ran another 5k race fundraiser for the Perkins girls cross country team in Sandusky, OH. It had a bit of a Halloween theme and we dressed up as firefighters again.
We have also met up with some great folks from the Code 3 For A Cure Foundation. It is a national nonprofit with the main purpose being to assist active and retired firefighters diagnosed with cancer. More to come from these folks as well.
Pass it on!