On a mission to grow and expand their message, Courage to Run Triathlon invites public to form teams and compete in 2nd annual charity event.
Lake Almanor, CA – The Sierra has many great events to choose from in the summer. From running, biking and community celebrations an individual could literally find an event every weekend from May – October. So when we first heard about the 2nd annual Courage Triathlon, I figured it was a good community calendar event and went looking for basic facts to share. However, what I found was a mission and team that was so full of enthusiasm for a great cause that it really needed to be shared at a broader level.
Courage to Run dares to tackle one of those society issues that is hard to grapple with in our world today. It strives to open the eyes to millions as we live our lives in the shadow of truth, hidden behind a screen of self-fulfilling reality. If you let it, the story that Courage to Run is sharing is a story of hope in young ladies’ lives that are trapped in a place they never intended, a place that is ruled by fear, loneliness, desperation in survival.
This event we can confidently say is not just another Sierra community event. It is an event that will touch lives all around you in your own neighborhood and possibly in your own life as the scary world of sex trafficking of young girls is often closer than we could ever imagine.
This will be a great event to support and share in the hope if you decide to take the Challenge and ” Run … so they don’t have to”.
The Event: Courage Triathlon
- 10:00am Saturday, August 27, 2016
- Lake Almanor, CA
This “mini sprint” triathlon will consist of three legs:
Participate as an individual or as a three-person team!
- 2.8 mile run
- 7.1 mile bike
- 4.1 mile kayak
The Location and Course:
The Event Starts and Ends at Plumas Pine Resort on the South West Shores of Lake Almanor off Hwy 89.
Stage A, the 2.8 Mile Run / Walk portion , and Stage B, the 7.1 mile Bike portion will take place mostly on the Almanor Recreation Trail while Stage C, the 4.1 Mile Kayak Section will launch around the Rocky Point Campground on the South portion of the lake & back to the Plumas Pines Resort.
The Event welcomes teams and has been a favorite of regional police and emergency service personnel in past events. Participants need to supply their own kayak and bike for the event. Rental locations are available in the area.
Law Enforcement Challenge
Are you interested in participating in the Courage Triathlon Law Enforcement Challenge?
There is an amazing group of Law Enforcement partners that are helping to organize the Courage Triathlon! They are challenging different agencies (regardless of location or jurisdiction) to join in a friendly competition for this race! If you would like to sign up a team (or teams) from your agency, please type your agency name as you would like it to be listed on your race bib at the end of registration.
Law Enforcement and Public Service agencies are also welcome to fundraise and sponsor the event! Groups that raise $1,000 or more will have their logo added to race t-shirts!
Why This Event:
RUN… SO THEY DON’T HAVE TO.
Come… Run for Courage™. Courage Run is a multi-city 5K/10K annual race series and a benefit for Courage House- homes for children rescued out of sex trafficking. Hundreds of thousands of girls across the U.S. and around the world need a safe place to call home and many of them are runaways because of their life of abuse and exploitation.
That is why we RUN…so they don’t have to. The dream is now becoming a reality- the vision and plan from the beginning has been to have runs in multiple cities and expand them around the world. Our runs started in 2009 in Elk Grove and Folsom and now we have added several more cities! We believe that Courage Runs will help to bring many more girls home- contact us if you want to bring a run to your city! This event is a family friendly event and includes a 1/4 mile kids fun run. Our Courage Run Race Director is experienced and certified so that you experience the best course possible. Our desire is that you experience a fun, high-quality race as you partner with us in the fight against trafficking by helping us bring more children home to Courage House.
Courage House is not just a structure or building, a program or approach; it is a place where hope is given, healing is offered, and lives are restored. We believe it is never too late for an individual—especially a child—to be rescued and lovingly restored to a life filled with hope, purpose, and love. Since 2011, Courage Houses have been open in Northern California and Tanzania,
Since 2011, Courage Houses have been open in Northern California and Tanzania, Africa and our goal is to expand and open a home in every city around the world that needs a one. Hundreds of thousands of girls across the U.S. and millions around the world, need a safe place to call home and someone to call them family. Many of the girls are runaways because of their life of abuse and sexual exploitation. That is why we RUN…so they don’t have to!
Come run for courage with us! Find out more HERE Courage Run is a family friendly event and includes a 1/4 mile kids fun run. Our desire is that you experience a fun, high-quality race as you partner with us in the fight against trafficking by bringing more girls home to Courage House. If you would like to volunteer on race day, or be a part of our race committee (who meets monthly) please contact us at [email protected] *We value community support and will be giving 10% of the profits to partner organizations in every city where there is a Courage Run. If you are interested in being a sponsor, email [email protected]
If you would like to volunteer on race day, or be a part of our race committee (who meets monthly) please contact us at [email protected] *We value community support and will be giving 10% of the profits to partner organizations in every city where there is a Courage Run. If you are interested in being a sponsor, email [email protected]
Registration and other facts to consider
Registration is now open, the goal of this years event is to double the participants from last year inaugural race held at Antelope Lake.
- Individual Participant: $90 until 6/1/16 ($105 after 6/1)
- Relay Team: $210 until 6/1/16 ($225 after 6/1)
Also with it being a late Summer event, Lake Almanor region is a popular summer recreation area. Lodging will fill up quickly including regional resorts and campgrounds for this event. Plan early and stay longer to enjoy some of the Northern Sierras treasured recreation area. Lodging options within an hour of the Race:
Accommodations within hour drive:
- St. Bernard Lodge
Mill Creek, CA 96061
- Best Western Rose Quartz Inn
306 Main St.
Chester, Ca 96020
- Best Western Trail Side Inn
2785 Main St. Susanville, Ca
- High Country Inn
- Knotty Pines Resort
430 Peninsula Dr. Lake Almanor, CA
- Motel 8
Google motel/hotels in Susanville and Chester Ca for more options and details Google Camping/RV parks in Lake Almanor Ca for more options and details
Camping at Lake Almanor:
- PG&E Rocky Point Campground – Recommended
- Cedar Lodge Motel & RV Park
Jct. Hwy 36&89 Chester, Ca
- Almanor Legacy Campground/not on water
Lassen National Forest
- Almanor Campground
West Shore of Lake Almanor
Hwy 89 -7 miles south of Hwy 36
- North Shore Campground
- Lake Cove Resort & Marina
For more information on this event or to register yourself or a team check out details at https://courageworldwide.org/couragerun/triathlon/