Facts

 
  • Dare2tri was the first USAT sanctioned paratriathlon club in the country, this designation was awarded in 2011
  • Dare2tri’s initial goal, when the organization was launched, was a very modest goal of serving 8 to 10 total athletes
  • In 2011, the first year, Dare2tri served about 25 athletes. Currently, Dare2tri serves hundreds of athletes annually
  • Nine athletes attended the first Dare2tri Paratriathlon Training Camp; the attendance and impact has grown significantly since
  • Over 50% of Dare2tri’s athletes are new to the sport and complete their first ever triathlon with the assistance of Dare2tri
  • Dare2tri athletes range from ages six to 71
  • Dare2tri has traditionally comprised the largest percentage of athletes on Team USA

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Stats

  • Individuals with disabilities are three times as likely to be sedentary as individuals without disabilities.*
  • More than 50% of people with disabilities are not physically active, compared with 23% of people without disabilities.*

*Information from “Physical Activity And Sport For People With Disabilities” Symposium and Strategic Planning

 

By the numbers

2016

  • 300 distinct individual with disabilities served
  • 120 athletes attended training camps and clinics
  • 100 injured service members served
  • 100 youth served
  • 10 ITU appearances
  • 16 members on the Elite Team
  • 6 members on the Development Team
  • 5 National titles
  • 4 World medalists
  • 4 Paralympic competitors
  • 3 Rio Paralympic medalists

2015

  • 300 distinct individuals with disabilities served
  • 80 athletes attended training camps
  • 60 injured service members served
  • 60 youth served
  • 32 ITU appearances
  • 15 members on the Elite Team
  • 4 members on the Development Team*
  • 7 National titles
  • 4 World medalists
  • 2 Provisional Paralympic qualifiers
  • 1 Paralympic qualifier

* 2015 was the first year of the Development Team

 

 

2013

  • 173 distinct individuals with disabilities served
  • 64 athletes attended training camps
  • 33 injured service members served
  • 40 youth served
  • 3 ITU appearances
  • 12 members on the Elite Team
  • 2 National titles
  • 3 World medalists

2014

  • 230 distinct individuals with disabilities served
  • 71 athletes attended training camps
  • 50 injured service members served
  • 42 youth served
  • 27 ITU appearances
  • 17 members on the Elite Team
  • 6 National titles
  • 3 World medalists

 

2012

  • 90 distinct individuals with disabilities served
  • 41 athletes attended training camps
  • 10 injured service members served
  • 20 youth served
  • 4 ITU appearances
  • 4 members on the Elite Team
  • 1 National title
  • 2 World medalists

2011

  • 25 distinct individuals with disabilities served
  • 4 injured service members served
  • 5 youth served

 

 

 


Dare2tri Award Winners

One Inspires Many Award

2012: Pam Redding

2013: Bob Fisher

2014: Dave Rotter

2015: Ray Chay

2016: Chicago Triathlon Club

 

Volunteer of the Year Award

2011: Luke Migalla; Fred Pratt

2012: Chuck Slattery; Lisa Krejcik

2013: Nakano Family

2014: Keith Danahey

2015: Deanna Larson

2016: O'Neil Family

 

Inspiring Many Camp Award

2012: Justin Heck

2013: Howie Sanborn

2014: McKayla Hanson; Elizabeth Fideler

2015: Deena Lambert; Tom Giannettino; James Veltri

2016: James Gilliard; James Tabares; Brendan Quinn

 

evening2inspire honoree

2016: Alec Litowitz