Challenged athletes who run with prosthetic legs and swim despite paralysis will compete alongside able-bodied athletes in the 16th annual San Diego Triathlon Challenge on Sunday, Oct. 25 at La Jolla Cove. The competitors will swim 1.2 miles, bike 56 miles and run 13.1 miles from the cove to Torrey Pines State Park.
The triathlon aims to raise $850,000 for the San Diego-based nonprofit, Challenged Athletes Foundation (CAF), which provides sports prosthetics and equipment and helps train individuals with physical challenges.
People can also choose to sign up for the 4 1/2-hour spin-a-thon or 5K walk that also take place Oct. 25. Children and families are invited to enjoy the fun zone festivities.
Ironman world champions Chris McCormack and Michellie Jones will also compete. The crowd should look for celebrities Greg Ellis of “Pirates of the Caribbean,” “Star Trek” and “24”; Patrick Fabian of “Big Love” and Alexandra Paul of “Baywatch,” who will sweat, swim and huff-and-puff with the rest of them.