The goal of WHY Community is to fund
1000 FREE Race Registrations each year
Mission: To provide at-risk populations with the opportunity to register and cross the finish line of various runs and multi-sport events, ultimately boosting their self-esteem and belief that they can accomplish anything.
At-risk populations identified but not limited to…
- Low-income or poverty-stricken adults and youth
- Youth dealing with various levels of abuse including physical, sexual and emotional abuse
- Veterans dealing with PTSD
- Active military and first responders
- Cancer patients and survivors
- Heart Disease patients and survivors
- Aging population dealing with various disorders including Dementia & Alzheimer
- Individuals with various physical and mental disabilities
Funds collected through WHY Community will be used to offer FREE race registrations to identified at-risk populations.
People participate in runs and triathlons for a variety of reasons.
Some race to win. Some race to get faster and stronger. Some to get healthy and fit. Some to lose weight. Others just to get to the finish line. Some race because how it makes them feel when they cross the finish line and achieve their goal. Some to have fun and hang with friends. Some race to give back to an important local charity. Some race in honor of someone they love or someone they have lost.
Regardless of WHY, crossing the finish line is impactful in so many ways. The WHY Community has been created based on the premise that setting a goal, training to accomplish that goal and then completing that goal positively affects all areas of someone’s life. Our guiding principles at WHY Community are based on the beliefs best exemplified in the following quotes:
The person who starts the race is not the same person who finishes the race.
Finishing will leave you feeling like a champion and positively change your life.
Running makes you an athlete in all areas of life…trained in the basics, prepared for whatever comes, ready to fill each hour and deal with the decisive moment.
What you get when you cross the finish line is not as important as WHO you become!
At WHY Community, we recognize that many populations may have a strong WHY for completing a run or triathlon, but may not have the means to achieve that goal. We want to provide the opportunity and resources that may not otherwise exist for them because we believe so strongly in how it will positively impact their entire lives.