More than 1,000
physically challenged and able-bodied athletes will compete for a total prize
payout of $6,000 at the upcoming Loma Linda University Health 12th
annual PossAbilities Triathlon.
Triathlon is presented by the San Manuel Band of Mission Indians, who will be
presenting a sponsor’s check for $200,000 at the event. The triathlon is set
for April 27, at the Drayson Center on the LLU campus. To register, go to www.active.com and search for PossAbilities Triathlon. The popular
event includes a 5K Run/Walk/Roll, a Kids Triathlon, and an Adult Triathlon
(3.1 mile run, 11 mile bike, 150 yard swim), where physically challenged
athletes compete alongside able-bodied athletes.
This year’s event
also features popular entertainers Judy and David, the award-winning stars of
TV and stage also known as “Canada’s Sing Along Superstars,” who will provide
entertainment at 10 a.m., following the kids’ race. The duo will perform
“JiggiJump,” an energetic combination of music, movement, and narrative
adventure that will inspire young children to be physically active.
“We’re very excited
for the 12th edition of the Loma Linda University Health
PossAbilities Triathlon, which keeps growing every year and is becoming a
must-attend event for our physically challenged and able-bodied athletes and
friends,” said PossAbilities Director Pedro Payne.
PossAbilities Triathlon raises funds for PossAbilities, a community outreach
program developed by Loma Linda University Medical Center East Campus and
supported by founding partner, the San Manuel Band of Mission Indians, and
event sponsors Inland Empire Health Plan (IEHP) and Molina Healthcare.
PossAbilities’ goal is to offer physically challenged people born with or who
have permanent physical challenges a sense of community by offering activities
and practical help.