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Training up for the Team River Runner Biathlon

Posted: 09.05.2012 by Jason Beakes

For many whitewater kayakers on the East Coast, Fall is racing season. The Gauley, Russell Fork and especially the Green Race bring kayakers out in droves to experience the thrill of paddling fast down quality whitewater.

For the past 7 years I've been involved with Team River Runner, a great organization that helps Veterans find healing through participation in paddle sports. Every fall for the past 7 years TRR has held a run/kayak biathlon in Washington DC that has become TRRs largest fundraising event. Even though this race is held on flatwater I get just as fired up for this race as I do for the Green race. racing side by side with men and women who have used the sport we love to heal from terrible injuries is humbling and awe inspiring, and stokes my internal fire to bring the heat at the other races of the Fall.

I encourage everyone who can make it to enter this race and to support TRR. It's a great feeling to watch the sport many of us love so much change lives.