2016 San Diego Triathlon Challenge: Help Us Support CAF

September 28, 2016 10:26 pm / Category: Events


You can provide people with physical challenges with the tools necessary to find success in sports — and life!

Dine for a Cause! Fundraiser Night








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27941 La Paz Rd. Suite E
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Dine at Avila’s El Ranchito in Laguna Niguel between 4 – 9 PM on October 5, and 20% of the proceeds will go towards our team fundraising goal for the CAF San Diego Triathlon Challenge.

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Meet Team Rausch PT/STRIVE


On October 23, Team Rausch PT/STRIVE will be competing in the San Diego Triathlon Challenge, which helps raise funds for challenged athletes around the world. Our team is made up of thee local CAF athletes, Rausch PT staff and STRIVE Omni Sport members.
By making a donation, you can help us reach our fundraising goal and help provide adaptive equipment and opportunities for challenged athletes to find success in the sports they love.

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Challenged Athlete – 5K

Amy was born with XP/TTD Complex, a rare disease that affects all of her body systems. Participating in sports was out of reach for Amy until she started working with Dustin Hancock of Rausch PT. Together, they have worked to get Amy strong enough to run, and they are excited to meet the CAF 5K Challenge together.

Read more about Amy’s inspiring story in her Rausch PT Client Spotlight »[/one_third][one_third_last]



While Dustin is “The Cycling PT,” he also specializes in neurological issues and holds CAF’s mission near to his heart.

“As a physical therapist, I get to help people realize what they can do, not what they can’t do. SDTC allows everyone to see these great individuals thrive and make the impossible happen.” [/one_third_last]



Challenged Athlete – Bike

An industrial lab accident left John with health issues that halted his life-long love of cycling. That is, until he got an adaptive trike and met two fellow Challenged Athletes who encouraged him to re-enter competitive events through CAF—at the age of 65! John is now back to racing and is a CAF Mentor.

“Working with athletes facing many different physical challenges reaffirms my belief that, “The easy roads only lead downhill. You owe yourself the climb!”[/one_third][one_third]



As “The Triathlon PT,” Kevin couldn’t pass up the chance to join the team.

“It’s more of an honor and privilege, being able to participate in the same event as the CAF athletes. Can’t wait to be a part of such a great cause!”[/one_third][one_third_last]



As “The Water Sports PT” and an avid surfer, Ashley was a natural choice for the open water swim!

“I first stumbled upon the CAF triathlon when I lived in La Jolla Cove while attending UCSD, and I was amazed and completely humbled to see the athletes charging! I am so excited to participate in the swim leg for such a great cause.”[/one_third_last][one_third]


Challenged Athlete – Run

Gary was injured in an accident as a professional motocross racer 26 years ago. Since then, Gary has continued racing as a T3 paraplegic, participating in marathons, handcycle events and triathlons.

“I have participated in the San Diego Triathlon Challenge before and enjoy being active and supporting the CAF, to help others like myself get involved in sport and get assistance in obtaining the equipment to be able to participate.”[/one_third][one_third]



Jason joins our team as a member of STRIVE Omni Sport.

“I did SDTC a few years back, and it was so inspiring to see everyone out doing what they love and being able to overcome whatever obstacle that may have been thrown at that them with determination.”[/one_third][one_third_last]



Bryan joins our team as a member of STRIVE Omni Sport.

“Every time I see a challenged athlete at a race, it puts my own pain and discomfort in perspective as I quickly realize how much I have to be grateful for. I am honored to join my teammates to push hard and do our best on race-day.”[/one_third_last]




While he’s more comfortable on two wheels as “The Mountain Bike PT,” Sean is taking on the Run at SDTC.

“Being physically active is a gift that I do not take lightly. I truly respect and honor those athletes who overcome adversity and persevere, and I’m excited to be able to help CAF athletes everywhere reach their goals.”[/one_third][one_third]



Doug is a physical therapy aide at Rausch PT, and he’s an amazingly fast cyclist—we’re lucky to have him on our team!

“I’m so excited to be a part of our CAF team. My sister suffers from disabilities, and being able to compete with and alongside others who have the same passion for the sport, but may not have the same physical ability, is something I can’t pass up. I’m so stoked for this opportunity to raise money and have a ton of fun!”[/one_third][one_third_last]



Kevin, owner of Rausch PT, took on SDTC as an individual last year. This year, he wised up and joined our Relay Team 🙂 [/one_third_last]

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About CAF & San Diego Triathlon Challenge

1050804_2711121459525107Established in 1997, the Challenged Athletes Foundation (CAF) recognizes the athletic greatness inherent in all people with physical challenges and supports their athletic endeavors by providing unparalleled sports opportunities that lead to success in sports — and in life.

The Aspen Medical Products San Diego Triathlon Challenge is one of the most highly-regarded and motivational events in the triathlon world. Since its first event 20 years ago, the Tri Challenge has been instrumental in raising the funds that have allowed more than 9,500 challenged athletes around the world to make it to the starting line and inspired a new generation to realize they have no limits.