Join Us for the Lobsterman Triathlon on September 17th!
There's another triathlon brewing in Maine! On September 17, the 14th annual Lobsterman Triathlon will kick off from Freeport's Winslow Park, with charitable proceeds supporting our Challenge Cancer 2020 Initiative. The Lobsterman Tri is an Olympic-distance race open to men and women who want to push themselves to the next level and challenge cancer along the way.
Triathletes who want to support Maine Cancer Foundation can join this year's LobsterJAM wave, established by race director Mike O'Neil and Tri for a Cure founder and director Julie Marchese. LobsterJAM participants commit to raising a minimum of $100 - for them the race is more about the cause and less about the competition.
"Whereas Lobsterman participants adopt the traditional competitive spirit and race one another to the finish line, LobsterJAM participants will vie more with themselves than they do the other athletes around them," says O'Neil. "LobsterJAM was created to foster an atmosphere...to share each other's experiences and accomplishments and revel in the energy that a group of people with common interests can generate."
Charitable contributions from the race will support our Challenge Cancer 2020 Initiative, aiming to cut cancer rates in Maine 20% by the year 2020. We are committing $15,000,000 to Maine-based cancer programs over the next 5 years to improve cancer prevention, screening and patient outcomes - but we can't do it alone. By strengthening a network of key organizations and partnerships with shared interests, we will reach our goal. The money raised by LobsterJAM and the Lobsterman Triathlon is a step closer to 2020 - helping us prevent thousands of needless cancer cases, while improving the odds of survival for many more.
Three ways to get involved: