Music Changing Lives hosted the 13th annual triathlon/duathlon/5K run-walk in Redlands, CA, on Sunday February 24th, 2013. The event was a great success with over 250 participants, their ages ranging from 8 years old to over 80 years old. The cold weather and windy circumstances did not push back any of the participants as they persevered through the course and finished the race with beaming faces.
It all began in February of 2012, when Ranea Wickman handed over the project to MCL while for running for congress, she felt that MCL was worthy to take on the task of organizing the event and we did just that. It was our second hosting the event and we cannot be more thrilled.
Josiah Bruny, CEO and Founder of MCL expressed his gratitude and that his most memorable moment, ”is always starting the race off, it takes 6-8 months to host a 4 hour race and to see all those people lined up to help keep music and art alive is a thrill like no other.”
A great take away this year was the enthusiasm and humility of all the participants and volunteers who attended the event. It was a great way for MCL to help raise funds while simultaneously providing for the community. One of our volunteers highlighted that a memorable for her was the thanks she received from the people who participated in the race.
The event was organized in order to support the work of Music Changing Lives. Funds raised by the triathlon will be allocated to support students involved with MCL and help the organization create a bigger program to further its mission and help those in need.
If you would like to get involved and support MCL, you can donate, volunteer or spread the word about the org.
A big thank you to all the participants and volunteers who attended this year’s event. We love your spirit and enthusiasm and hope to see you next year!