Trish training on the bike
Local friend and triathlete Trish O’Donnell is heading to Wisconsin this weekend to race in her first Ironman race. But she’s not doing it simply to reach a personal goal; Trish is raising money for Girls on the Run through Ironman’s Janus Charity Challenge program. Not content with spending the last several months simply training in the pool, on the bike, and on the running trails, Trish spent the last several months promoting this wonderful organization and raising money on their behalf.
Girls on the Run is a life-changing, experiential learning program for girls age eight to 13 years old. The programs combine training for a 3.1 mile running event with self-esteem enhancing, uplifting workouts. The goals of the programs are to encourage positive emotional, social, mental, spiritual and physical development.
Trish singing w/ Ironband
Not only has Trish championed Girls on the Run at local races, through email campaigns, and through a live auction, she even took over as the lead singer during a special acoustic performance by the WMS’s own, never-before-seen “Ironband” at her charity cocktail party and auction. Now that’s going all the way for your charity and we’re happy to say that she has an open invitation to lead the band!
As of this morning Trish has raised over $8000 – just $2000 short of her $10,000 goal. Let’s help her reach her goal – click here to make a donation by Friday’s midnight cutoff!
To read more about Trish’s journey to Ironman Wisconsin, click here.
To follow Trish and other IM Wisconsin athletes during Sunday’s race, click here.
To make a donation to Girls on the Run, click here.
Among the other locals heading to Wisconsin are Chelsea Krohe, Troy Oliver, Monty Stanley, Travis Stewart, David Ebelke, Todd Dicus, Ron Hicks, and Randy Johnson – best wishes to all of you for a safe and successful race!