Travel Expenses for the Kona Ironman!
It is going to take a serious amount of training to compete in these events, but SK is up to the task. The bigger challenge will be funding her dream. Sarah unexpectedly lost her coaching job last January and was able to work under contract until June as a Strength Coach and Athletic Trainer. While Sarah has a great new opportunity as The Director of Team Programing at Continuum Performance Center in East Longmeadow, this is just a part-time job. The harsh reality of being a competitive athlete is that it's expensive to enter races, not to mention traveling and staying over before competitions! Entry fees for Worlds and Kona are close to $1,500 and with flights and hotel costs reaching over $4,000 plus food and shipping her bike out to Kona she is looking closer to $ 10,000 to compete in both of these events. Sarah might not get another chance to fulfill this amazing dream. Without sponsorship (not yet at least ;0)), we are looking to help her get there. With her involvement with CPC she will be able to train and dedicate her workouts for this opportunity over the next 6 months but we are asking for help with her travel expenses for Quebec and Kona !!!
Sarah has truly embodied our Springfield College motto, Spirit Mind & Body, by incorporating it into her lifestyle and inspiring others to pursue their own success whether excelling in the weight room, on a tough ruck course, or on the game field! Help us to help Sarah!!
Thank you all again for all who have donated and those who have encouraged others to donate!! We have this open again until Halloween so please if you still haven't donated please do so! Also if you want to see Sarah K in action check out the race photos here!! http://www.finisherpix.com/photos/my-photos/single-view/bib/1707/action/singleView/controller/Shop/event/gopro-ironman-world-championship-2014.html#47707432
Liz and Andrea
Couldn't have said it better myself. C'mon everyone! Let's get this girl to her dream and watch her crush this!!! Donate if you can!! Much love and strength to you all! - Liz and Andrea.