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Savageman Triathlon Festival 2010
With thousands of triathlon events in the US, the SavageMan Triathlon Festival in Maryland has been considered as the world’s hardest triathlon by the March 2010 issue of a prestigious sports magazine. Aside from promoting an active lifestyle, the event also aims to raise funds that will go to a foundation that provides awareness and medical research on melanoma.
The SavageMan Triathon Festival is considered as the world’s hardest triathlon according to the March 2010 issue of Triathlete Magazine. This recognition is not surprising since the sporting event attracts professional triathletes who are required to finish the long-distance race that includes swim, run, and bike courses.
This year’s 4th SavageMan Triathlon will be held on September 18 and 19 and are expected to attract thousands of spectators and professional racers in Maryland and other parts of the country.
According to the event organizers, the triathlon will be divided in two courses and these are:
SavageMan 30.0 Triathlon – this race course will be held in the first day of the event and will include a 0.9-mile swim, 22.9-mile bike, and 6.2-mile run.
This course is designed for mainstream triathletes who want to hone their racing skills.
SavageMan 70.0 Triathlon – this race course will be held in the second day of the sporting event and will include a 1.2-mile swim, 55.7-mile bike, and 13.1-mile run.
Because this is a long-distance course, it is ideal that only professional triathletes who have remarkable physical strength and endurance will join from this race.
While this event promotes healthy and active lifestyle, its main goal is to raise funds that will go to the Joanna M. Nicolay Melanoma Foundation which is a non-profit organization that provides medical assistance to victims of melanoma, a type of skin cancer which is considered to be the most fatal.
This type of skin cancer particularly affects outdoor sports enthusiasts, including triathletes, who are exposed to the sun’s damaging rays. With this, all the proceeds will go the foundation that aims to provide public awareness and medical research about this cancer.
In 2009, the triathlon event has raised over $35,000 for the foundation. And because of this success, the event organizers are expecting that they can generate up to $60,000 which can fund the efforts of the non-profit organization.
However, this goal of raising such amount of money will only be possible through the support of not just the triathletes but also those ordinary people, including volunteers, who will go to the event and support the cause of the foundation in their fight against the deadly skin cancer.