Chase Kowalski was a kid full of energy that drove himself hard to complete many races in his short life. The story of his 1st triathlon (of which he takes 1st place!) at the age of 6 is epic. His mom describes it here:
Sadly, Chase would not live to see another triathlon, as he was one of the Sandy Hook victims. Many runners and triathletes such as myself are committed to keeping Chase's legacy alive.
MY 2014 RACE4CHASE IRONMAN IS FINALLY HERE!!! This year my fund raiser is all about Ironman Chattanooga for Chase which will occur on Sept 28th. As it stands my 2014 training mileage tally is: Swam-120.25 miles, Biked-3383.5 miles, Ran-537.5 miles! Now the week is here and I am ready to jump in the Tennessee river on Sunday to begin my 144.6 mile day, RACING4CHASE!
My goal is to raise funds in order to help the CMAK (Chase Michael Anthony Kowalski) legacy continue to grow forward. The funds go toward supporting the Race4Chase Kids Triathlon Program, where kids can enroll in 6 week programs to train/learn about the sport and actually compete in a USAT sanctioned R4C triathlon after their training! The funds also provide many preschool scholarships for those in need, of which many are already being utilized! Then there is Chase's Place, which is coming to select YMCAs to support family and community. All to help as many kids as possible pusue their dreams as we remember a competitive/energetic Chase and his love of sports.
Thank you for any contribution you can make toward this effort. Also, your interest and participation is very much welcomed. Please go to www.race4chase.com (redirects to CMAKs page) and sign up for the newsletter to keep up to date, participate, or even Race4Chase (Ironmans not required, LOL), and also LIKE the Chase Kowalski Memorial Fund on FB to help increase exposure to this great cause. I would also LOVE to help anyone get started!
Thank you for giving attention to my page. Brian Pogue.
To all my Chattanooga friends: I will see you on the starting line!