"STRENGTH DOES NOT COME FROM PHYSICAL CAPACITY. IT COMES FROM AN INDOMITABLE WILL." - GHANDI
The Kids for a Cause Triathlon, formerly Miracle Treats for Miracle Feet, was established in 2011. It was inspired by Julius' desire to walk into his school on the first day of third grade. As soon as his casts were off, he immediately began regaining his strength by swimming and biking. Realizing that he would need the support of his friends and family, his mother rented the Highland Pool and Highland Track and created a mini-triathlon. Together with about 75 others they swam, biked and then ran while cheering Julius on as he walked 100 meters towards his completion medal. And on the first day of third grade, Julius walked into his school, no wheelchair or walker necessary.
-Our First Mini-Triathlon 2011-
From our humble beginnings, our triathlon today includes 400 kids of all abilities and ages. In 2017, the triathlon expanded it's reach to include a triathlon in Iowa City, and we look forward to even greater growth in years ahead. Since 2015, these kids have raised enough money to ship over 1,000 braces to developing countries worldwide. By teaching kids to help kids, we are showing them they have the strength to make a difference in the world!
Our mission: Helping kids realize they have the strength to make a difference—locally, nationally, and globally. Passionate, driven children of all ages will come together to move their bodies and raise funds for Clubfoot Solutions as they swim, bike, and run. Some will come to compete; many will come for a good time; all will leave with a smile, a memory, and a medal.
Our triathlon is UNIQUE! We are open to children of all ages and abilities and will make accommodations so that no child is turned away. If a child wants to participate and for some reason is unable, we will make sure that another child races in their honor. All funds raised by participants will be donated to Clubfoot Solutions.
Participants are encouraged to fundraise in a way that is meaningful to them. For some this will be phone calls and emails to loved ones; others will host lemondae sales or garage sales; still others will decide to donate their portion straight-up. The goal for each participant is $50. Get going, Today!
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