Posted by: Drew | April 23, 2008

Tri for Our Veterans…Sea Isle City’s Summer Triathlon, 5/24/2008 at the Jersey Shore

“…they represent the true strength of the country and the heart and soul of its citizens.”
President George W. Bush, about the Injured Marine Semper Fi Fund (12/07/04)

The “Tri for Our Veterans” Triathlon, is to be held in Sea

Isle City, NJ on May 24, 2008. The three-part race will begin at 7:30 A.M. and will consist of a

400-meter ocean swim, a 12.3 mile (4.1 mile loop) bicycle race and a 3.1 mile beach run.

All proceeds will go to the Injured Marine Semper Fi Fund and to Sea Isle’s VFW Post 1963 in their efforts to rebuild the town’s Veterans’ Memorial site.

According to Race Director Matt McCulley, the triathlon will be a positive way to kick off the summer season and celebrate Memorial Day Weekend.

“We want to keep the word ‘memorial’ in Memorial Day,” said McCulley. “Our real focus is on our returning soldiers, injured marines and the work Semper Fi Fund has done.”

Established in 2004, Semper Fi Fund provides financial assistance and quality of life solutions to injured marines, their families and other service members injured in direct support of marine units. The fund also supports Team Semper Fi, which is made up of injured marines and sailors who compete in athletic events that raise funds and awareness for wounded veterans. Team Semper Fi provides wounded team members with coaches, specialized sporting equipment, entry fees and travel expenses.

For information concerning the Semper Fi Fund, visit www.semperfifund.org.

Those wishing to compete in the triathlon can register here

Read More About the Race:
The Press Of Atlantic City

7 Mile Times

Matt McCulley’s Blog

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