More than 100 competitors braved winter’s elements as they toughed it out to raise money for their favorite causes at the 2019 Delaware Charity Challenge Winter Triathlon.
This year’s indoor sporting event, combined with a Health and Wellness Expo, raised more than $13,000, bringing the total raised since the event’s launch four years ago to over $60,000 for many different Delaware nonprofits.
The annual triathlon inside the Chase Center draws athletes of all ages who compete both as individuals and as part of teams for the fastest times in rowing, running and cycling, and each team raises funds for their favorite charity. The University of Delaware Men’s Crew team took top fundraising honors with nearly $5,000 raised.
Finishing second was Team BlkOps Fitness, which raised $3,150 on behalf of Birthright of Delaware’s Crisis Pregnancy Center in Wilmington. Team Mosaic in Delaware raised the third highest amount of $1,150. American Red Cross Delmarva also raised more than $1,000 for its organization.
And with New Year’s resolutions in mind to eat healthier and get in shape, more than 800 people stopped by the Riverfront facility on January 5th to check out the fitness and wellness booths. With 75 vendors, there were interesting opportunities to have a chair massage, take a health or stress test, sample healthy products, even learn about home food delivery services.
The entire event is managed by Spur Impact, which also kicked in cash bonus prizes as part of the Race to Raise fundraising competition. “There are lots of ways people can contribute to some really terrific causes here in Delaware. We wanted to come up with fun way to accomplish that goal while connecting professionals and athletes with their peers,” said Charles Vincent of Innovincent and Spur Impact.
Click here for full results from this year’s challenge.
Photos contributed by Four Youth Productions