Champions Program

Triathletes Are More Than People Who             Swim, Bike, & Run


Why Tri? People are motivated to "take the plunge" for many reasons:

  • "To lose weight fast!"
  • "To boost self-confidence"
  • "To find more meaning in my exercise."
  • "To live more fully."
  • "To be able to say I did it."

In developing the movie concept "13 Miles", we have found the reason that resonates with us most:

"To Serve as a model for others and show what is truly possible in life."

We began making 13 Miles with the intention of inspiring and promoting the sport of triathlon because of athletes who subscribe to that mantra, "To Serve".

Triathletes who live by this creed are CHAMPIONS of TRIATHLON!

Sponsors

Physio2U

Tom Taratsas - 3 Keys Escape Room

Dae Cadman

​Anthony Epp

Martin Klemes

Tom Panabaker

Mike Hartigan

Momentum Sport Travel

Rick Papineau

Helena Thom

Alyson Couch

Paul Nottoli

Jacqueline Steudler

William Ng

Gretchen Hartley

$ 120 Raised for 13 Miles Champions

*Sponsors who wish to remain Anonymous will not be listed above

Meet the 13 Miles Champions

 MATT RUSSELL

Matt has raced in over 45 full Ironmans and is now one of the top American athletes at the Ironman distance.

Click here for Matt's website.

More on Matt here...

Matt's 2017 Race Schedule

Ironman 70.3 Texas - April 2nd

Ironman Texas - April 22nd

Chattanooga 70.3 - May 21

Raleigh 70.3 - June 4th

Ironman 70.3 Steelhead - Aug 13th

Ironman Wisconsin - Sept 10th

Ironman 70.3 Augusta - Sept. 24th

Ironman World Championships - Oct. 14th

Ironman Cozumel - Nov. 26th.

 JENN GARNAND

conquering kona

Jenn is an 11x Ironman, 13x Half Ironman and 2015 Ironman World Championship Finisher from New Orleans, Louisiana.

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More on Jenn here...

Jenn's 2017 Race Schedule

Badlands 50k - April 22

Ironman Lake Placid - July 23

The Barkley Marathons Fall Classic 50k - Sept. 16

Blazing 7s 100 Miles Trail Run - Sept. 30

Ironman World Championship Medical Team - Oct. 14

Ironman 70.3 New Orleans - Oct. 22

ALY COUCH

conquering kona

Aly is an 2x Half-Ironman, 3x Full Ironman with her sights set on a three-peat in Whistler, BC, at Ironman Canada in 2017. 

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More on Aly here...

Aly's 2017 Race Schedule

Boogie the Bridge 10k - Kamloops BC - April 30

Ironman Victoria 70.3 - June 4

Ironman Canada - July 30

Pavilion Sprint Triathlon - Aug. 13

Ride to Conquer Cancer - Aug. 26-27

Dirty Feet Trail Run Series Kenna Cartwright 10k - Sept. 24

NATHAN KILLAM

conquering kona

Photo Credit: PhotosbyAaron.com

Nathan is a professional triathlete, firefighter, and a peanut butter addict.

Click here for Nathan's website.

More on Nathan here...

Nathan's 2017 Race Schedule

Ironman 70.3 Puerto Rico (9th place finish)

Ironmon 70.3 Texas (13th place finish)

Ironman 70.3 Peru - April 23rd

Ironman 70.3 Victoria - June 3

Ironman 70.3 Coeur d'Alene - June 25th

Challenge Penticton - July 23rd

Photo Credit: PhotosbyAaron.com

How are the funds raised through 13 Miles Champions applied:

  1. 45% of all funds raised with be allocated to the Triathletes above.
  2. 5%: will support the champions of tomorrow through a donation to Triathlon BC's Pool to Podium program for developing young athletes.
  3. 50%: of the funds will be applied to the making of 13 Miles, our triathlon movie in production in 2017. This money supports the cast and crew and other production costs as we work to complete the film.

Sponsors for the 13 Miles Champions program will:

  1. Be listed as a Champion Sponsor on ourChampions Webpage (coming in January, 2017).
  2. Receive a special Thank You from the Producers AND the Triathletes you have sponsored.
  3. Receive regular updates on your sponsored triathletes, including race results, training updates, interesting articles, etc. This will include a regular email update (no more than 1x/week) once our triathletes are selected.
  4. Receive regular updates on the making of 13 Miles movie if you elect to.
  5. Receive a "Champions of 13 Miles" MOVIE CREDIT when the movie is completed.
  6. Be eligible for any discounts or coupons on: race entries, triathlon equipment, movie downloads or other promotions the Producers will make available throughout 2017.
  7. Be part of a community supporting the sport of triathlon!