Brent Underdahl, Cabo San Lucas, Mexico. I am Canadian. I race for charity.
Check out the highlights of my competitions on this website and at Brent’s Races.
My chosen charity is The St. Joseph Hospital Foundation in Orange, CA, in memory of Stephanie Ransford and her fight against melanoma cancer.
I am also racing for the Challenged Athletes Foundation in the Race Across America.
My goal this year is to inspire up to 10,000 people to follow my 2012 races and donate $20 to my chosen charity for each of the following five events ($100 total):
1.Wildflower Triathlon – Long Course event with a 1.5 mile swim 56 mile bike and 13.1 mile half marathon run around Lake San Antonio, CA May 5 (Swim, Bike, Run)
2. Race Across America – CEO Charity Challenge to raise $50,000 for the Challenged Athlete’s Foundation – 3,000 mile team relay bike race from Oceanside, CA to Annapolis, MD June 17-23 (Road Bike). Make a pledge per mile – my personal target is 500 miles.
3. Race Across the Sky – the Leadville Trail MTB 100 is known as the world’s toughest mountain bike race, a gruelling 103 mile challenge across the Colorado Rockies at 10-12,000 feet elevations – August 11 (Mountain Bike)
4. World’s Fittest CEO – A made for television production with 6 events over 3 days September 13-16 in the Great Smoky Mountains of Tennessee to capture the crown, and the $50,000 donated to the winner’s chosen charity (elimination road bike, obstacle course, elimination run, uphill road bike, swim, cross country run)
5. New York Marathon – 2 million spectators watch 50,000 participants run 26.2 miles across 5 historic bridges and through all 5 boroughs of NYC – Staten Island, Brooklyn, Queens, the Bronx and Manhattan – November 4 (Run)
How will I achieve my goal of 10,000 donors? By asking 500 friends and colleagues to join me and find just one other friend each who will do the same. If we can cascade the call to action many times we will mobilize over thousands of people and raise thousands of dollars for worthy causes! If we hit my target of 10,000 donors we could reach a million dollars.
Sound ambitious? So is racing five extreme fitness events in six months.
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I will go anywhere for a good cause – North Pole Marathon 2010