Ramblin’ Rose events are not only about “empowering” the participants, but they also provide great benefit to several very important non-profit organizations.
|The first step is always mental, a decision you make to work hard, to join with other women from the Charlotte , N.C. , area and become a triathlete. Congratulations on taking that first step. Working closely with an experienced mentor, you’ll find yourself getting stronger, faster and more confident than you’ve ever been in your life.Over the past two years, more than 200 women have joined Tri It For Life as first-time triathletes. And every single one of those women who started their first event crossed the finish line smiling and happy. Our Tri It For Life mentors and athletes work for more than four months, preparing each other to compete in Charlotte ‘s Ramblin’ Rose women-only triathlon. There’s a saying in the medical profession: See one, do one and teach one. This refers to how doctors learn to perform various surgical techniques and the same thought applies to our work with Tri It For Life. I’m so proud of many of our athletes. They have learned so much about triathlons, and have become so excited about the benefits they received that they want to stay with our organization and serve as mentors to new first timers. Our goal is not only to help women become triathletes, but also show them a wider community of companionship and love.
I participated in my first triathlon seven years ago as a way to help me lose weight. And, yes, I did shed a few pounds, but I gained so very much more: health, wellness and a fire in my belly that has yet to go out. I also have gained friends as we ran, biked and swam our way to better health. And it’s that sense of friendship that led me to join with other women triathletes and bring more of you into our sport.
What you’ve decided to do will be difficult, but you’re a woman. You’re used to doing the difficult things and doing them well. The rewards will be worth the effort. You’ll have a great time and you’ll make many new friends. Try it once and we think you’ll Tri It For Life.
|Help make a difference in the lives of girls everywhere.Girls on the Run of Charlotte is a life-changing, non-profit prevention program for girls in the 3rd through 8th grade. Their mission is “to educate and prepare girls for a lifetime of self-respect and healthy living.”
Girls on the Run combines training for a 5K (3.1 miles) running race with healthy living education. Their programs instill self-esteem and strong values through health education, life skills development, mentoring relationships, and physical training – all of which are accomplished through an active collaboration with girls and their parents, schools, volunteers, staff, and the community.
Girls on the Run of Charlotte will be out in full force at this year’s Ramblin’ Rose Charlotte. Their contributions will make this event truly unforgetable!
GOTR of Charlotte invites you to help a girl.
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