Triathlon in your own backyard?

“The Backyard Tri — or, to give it its full title, the Scripps Ranch Memorial Day Triathlon — is now five years old and has been raising money for ACTIVEx Charity Challenge every year,” says Jeremy Spitzberg, an ambitious San Diegan who has been running (and swimming and biking) a triathlon out of his own home for the past five years.

Designed to bring friends together while helping out a cause, the Scripps Ranch Memorial Day Triathlon has been increasingly successful every year.

 

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Jeremy says he gets everyone up bright and early to swim 500 meters in the community pool, bike 12 miles (with a steep climb thrown in for good measure), and then finish with a 5K run. With free bagels and beer, what’s not to love about this Memorial Day tradition?!

 

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This event is proof the value of active families and good influences as, a few years into the event, the racers’ kids asked to participate! Thanks to Jeremy’s community, the event raised $500 for KIDS in the GAME! Well done and thank you for your support! 

Let us know how families get in the game in your community!