Jason B. Savitz Races Full Ironman Triathlon for Charity
Posted August 3, 2015 in News
On July 26, 2015, Jason B. Savitz successfully raced Ironman Lake Placid to raise awareness and funds for the National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) and its local affiliate, NAMI of Miami.
Set in the hills of New York's Adirondak mountains at the site of the 1932 and 1980 Winter Olympics, Ironman Lake Placid is the 2nd oldest Ironman race in North America (the oldest is the World Championship in Kona, Hawaii). A full Ironman covers a 2.4 mile swim, 112 mile bike, and 26.2 mile marathon in successive order, without a break. It is widely considered one of the most difficult one-day sporting events in the world.
Jason raced his first full Ironman (and first marathon) to raise awareness and support those who struggle with mental illness and their caregivers who provide devoted and loving care.
Donations are managed by the Ironman Foundation and funds went directly to NAMI in support of its amazing programs to help those in need.
NAMI of Miami's incredible programs for sufferers and caregivers can be found at www.NamiOfMiami.org.