Proceeds are being collected by Tommy Martin
Based on 352 Miles, each worth $23.48
Hello beautiful people,
My name is Tommy Martin and I am a third year Internal Medicine-Pediatric resident at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences. I am embarking on a fitness challenge to raise money for Arkansas Children’s Hospital Hematology Oncology Department to replenish a fund that is greatly needed by our patients and their families.
Originally, I was scheduled to race Ironman Florida in November, unfortunately I will not be able to participate due to Covid-19. Not only has COVID made racing the Ironman too risky, it has also interfered with several other big events, such as one of the biggest fundraising races, Super Hero Dash-and-Bash, for our Hematology Oncology Department. This event usually raises $15,000-$30,000. We desperately need to replenish this fund for this upcoming year. The funds provide so much for this department and for our patients and their families. Specifically, providing toiletries for the families, toys for the children, food and snacks for the family house, supplies to host parties for patients who are receiving treatment during their birthday or holidays, and research.
To raise money for this incredible cause I will attempt to do 5 - Half Ironman Distance events on the days of November 20-24. My goal is to complete 5 Half Ironman in these five days! Currently, I am battling some injuries but I am still going to do the best I can at this event. I will complete as many miles as I can to raise as much money as possible! If a particular leg of the race becomes dangerous due to injury I will try to increase the mileage of an alternative portion to try to hit the 350 miles!
For those that do not know, a half Ironman is: 1.2 mile swim 56 mile bike 13.1 mile run Totaling 70.3 miles If I complete 5 of them it will total 351.5 miles
After the week of racing I will provide proof of all of my distances using my Garmin Forerunner 945. You can also donate a single donation amount! After all of the money is collected from my partners I will give 100% of the proceeds to Arkansas Children’s Hospital Hematology Oncology Department to replenish this very needed fund.
I am incredibly thankful for the opportunity to raise money for such an incredible cause!
I am excited to have you join with me in making a difference!