Loma Linda, CA (PRWEB) April 14, 2014
More than 1,000 physically challenged and able-bodied athletes will compete for a total prize payout of $6,000 at the upcoming Loma Linda University Health 12th annual PossAbilities Triathlon.
The PossAbilities Triathlon is presented by the San Manuel Band of Mission Indians, who will be presenting a sponsor’s check for $200,000 at the event. The triathlon is set for 7 a.m., Sunday, April 27, at the Drayson Center, 25040 Stewart St., Loma Linda, Calif. To register, go to http://www.active.com and search for PossAbilities Triathlon. The popular event includes a 5K Run/Walk/Roll, a Kids Triathlon (1/4 mile run, ¼ mile bike, and 25 yard swim), and an Adult Triathlon (3.1 mile run, 11 mile bike, 150 yard swim), where physically challenged athletes compete alongside able-bodied athletes.
This year’s event also features popular entertainers Judy and David, the award-winning stars of TV and stage also known as “Canada’s Sing Along Superstars,” who will provide entertainment at 10 a.m., following the kids’ race. The duo will perform “JiggiJump,” an energetic combination of music, movement, and narrative adventure that will inspire young children to be physically active.
“We’re very excited for the 12th edition of the Loma Linda University Health PossAbilities Triathlon, which keeps growing every year and is becoming a must-attend event for our physically challenged and able-bodied athletes and friends,” said PossAbilities Director Pedro Payne.
“We are also very excited to power up the entertainment portion of the event with the appearance of Judy and David, whose live concert tours have already inspired hundreds of thousands of school children to JiggiJump,” he said.
The annual PossAbilities Triathlon raises funds for PossAbilities, a community outreach program developed by Loma Linda University Medical Center East Campus and supported by founding partner, the San Manuel Band of Mission Indians, and event sponsors Inland Empire Health Plan (IEHP) and Molina Healthcare. PossAbilities’ goal is to offer physically challenged people born with or who have permanent physical challenges a sense of community by offering activities and practical help.
Photo Caption: Loma Linda University Health 12th annual PossAbilities Triathlon, set for April 27, expects more than 1,000 physically challenged and able-bodied athletes to compete.
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Loma Linda University Health includes Loma Linda University's eight professional schools, Loma Linda University Medical Center's six hospitals and more than 800 faculty physicians located in the Inland Empire of Southern California. Established in 1905, LLUH is a global leader in education, research and clinical care. It offers over 100 academic programs and provides quality health care to 40,000 inpatients and 1.5 million outpatients each year. A Seventh-day Adventist organization, LLUH is a faith-based health system with a mission "to continue the teaching and healing ministry of Jesus Christ."