Strong, Focused & Soon to be Stuffed Family 5K
Thursday, November 28, 2013 at 8:00 AM (EST)
The 2nd ANNUAL STRONG, FOCUSED & SOON TO BE STUFFED 5K.
This 5k will benefit the Angels & Sparrows Soup Kitchen right here in Huntersville.
Donation Entry Fee
$15 per person or $25 per family
This event is for everyone! You dont have to be a member of the Strong & Focused but we would love to have you part of the Club for sure! Bring your families, relatives, neighbors, & dogs! Get your exercise in before a big day of football and food. This is a feel good, fun 5k.
You will run on the Greenway in Birkdale. There will be a water station at mile 1.5 and a timing clock for you to keep your OWN time!
BREAKFAST PROVIDED BY FLEET FEET SPORTS
Run starts at 8:00am and breakfast afterwards
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Strong & Focused Triathlon Club
Club Purpose - Very simply, to bring together athletes of all levels who are passionate about triathlons and to provide them with group training opportunities so no one has to train alone.
The name Strong & Focused was inspired by a very close friend of mine who lost his life to pancreatic cancer in 2008. During his battle, he always signed his emails and ended phone conversations with “Strong & Focused”.
While training for IM Florida 2010, I was hit by a truck and dragged some 50 feet while trying to hold onto the driveshaft. I let go, felt the weight of the tires roll up on my thigh, saw flashes on my wife and two kids and passed out. After four minutes, I regained consciousness with the trucks rear wheels resting on my legs. I saw two individuals in my line of sight and screamed to have them move the truck. I pulled myself out from underneath and heard the sound of a helicopter. Long story short, I was in the hospital for 10 days, on the couch for 3 months. Multiple skin grafts, muscular skin flap surgery to cover the hole where my fibula use to be, torn labrum, a few cracked ribs, some stitches and nasty road rash.
I never want anyone to experience what I went through or what I put my family through during that time. It was just as hard on my family as it was for me. During my recovery process, I never doubted that I would train again. If anything I wanted to train even more. I gained a new appreciation for working out and realized that it is such a gift to be able to do so! I met some amazing people during my recovery and we talked about creating a club so people would not have to train alone! This is how Strong & Focused was formed.
The club supports, encourages and embraces all levels of athletes. We invite you to join our triathlon community. We are much more than a triathlon club and look forward to supporting you so you can reach your fitness goals.
- Billy Doherty