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Team River Runner is an amazing organization that Dagger and Wave Sport both support, and that I've been proud to be a part of for almost 8 years.
Each of those years we've held a run/kayak biathlon in Washington DC to raise funds that support the paddling programs and trips that TRR offers to Veterans and their families. The race is a powerful demonstration of the positive effects that Team River Runner's activities and community have on the lives of so many Veterans who are healing from injuries sustained while serving our country. Watching the Veteran's TRR serves, running or handcycling, kayaking in this race, while refusing to have their lives defined by injury, is absolutely inspiring. I use the inspiration I get from the Veterans I meet through my involvement in TRR as motivation to race as hard and fast as I can and as a reminder to show gratitude for strength and good health by living life to the fullest every day.
This year's Biathlon was the best yet, with over $250,000 raised and our largest field of competitors ever. We had perfect weather, a huge croud of spectators , and a great time was had by all. I want to give a huge thanks to all of TRR's staff and volunteers for a wonderful event, and to all of the participants and corporate donors of this event who have done so much to facilitate health and healing through paddling for Veterans.