December Giving Every Mile a Meaning!!!!

Now that the 2011 season has come to a close, it is the time of year to visit with friends and family, enjoy the Holiday Season and get ready to plan for the 2012 year.  As Thanksgiving Day just passed, I realize I have so much to be thankful for; including my health, family, friends and happiness.  Watching my nieces and nephews grow so quickly before my eyes is another reminder of how quickly life can pass you by if you don’t stop and smell the roses once and awhile.

This Thanksgiving was spent in Minnesota and Christmas will be spent in Missouri.  In December I will begin to start my official training for the 2012 season, but will also remember to live every moment and enjoy the process.  With such a big year approaching and Olympic Trials in May, it’s easy to get wrapped into tunnel vision so early in the season, but I want to make sure to enjoy the holidays, enjoy time with family and be sure to give each moment in training and life 100%.

The holiday time is also the time to give back.  I want to give back to others, including my personal charities that I support; Train for Autism, Jenny’s Light and the Alzheimer”s Foundation.  For every mile that I swim, bike and run the month of December I am going to donate one dollar, split evenly between my three charities.  I will post updates on my Sarah Haskins Triathlete FB page and @sarahhaskinstri twitter and will post updates on my progress.  Getting the miles in this time of year can be tough with cold temperatures and the need for trainer rides.  It will be an added bonus for me knowing that every mile I cover in water or land will be contributing towards helping others.  I invite others to join me on my December quest and help me donate to the charities I support.   Top three mileage recorders will l receive a gift package from my personal sponsors; including,  TYR, Fuji, Mission AthleteCare, First Endurance, Rudy Project, ISM Adamo, and Zipp.   Of course, any donation amount is appreciated!  We are all on the honor’s system!  Let’s get moving!  True joy is in giving rather than in receiving.


Official Rules:

  1. To take part you have to donate one dollar for every mile you complete during the month of December to be eligible for the prizes. However, any donation amount is greatly appreciated and welcomed.
  2. All milage must be recorded and shared daily to “Sarah Haskins Triathlete Face Book Fan Page”.
  3. Every Sunday there will be a Spread sheet with milage from participants for standings on it will be twittered and FaceBooked also.
  4. All checks are made out to the charity organizations of your choice or any combination of the three (Jenny’s Light, Train for Autism, and Alzheimer’s Foundation of America) and are mailed to Sarah Haskins at 133 Riggings Way, Clermont, FL 34711.
  5. The top three individuals with the highest miles for the month of December will win a sponsor prize package.
  6. Miles will begin at 12:01AM on December 1st and end 11:59PM on December 31st.
  7. Official results will be announced on January 15th, 2012. Preliminary winners will be announced on January 2nd.
  8. To guarantee eligibility for prizes, checks for the charity donation must be post marked by January 5th.



  • Russ Kuttenkuler

    I’m Tricia and Adam’s uncle and I’m in! I’m goind to see if I can get my running group to join in.

    November 25, 2011
  • Stacey Blair

    Great idea. I really like the idea of training combined with giving back. Though I only do modest mileage I often think about those that can’t exercise even if they wanted to and how I should continue to train – as there is really nothing stopping me. I am grateful for that.

    November 26, 2011

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