Welcome to all the Supporters of the Challenged Athletes Foundation (CAF) Florida Chapter!
Thank you for visiting the Challenged Athletes Foundation (CAF) Team Florida's 2010 events page where you can help raise funds for challenged athletes in the southeast while you participate in the events below. Each event has a very attainable minimum fund raising commitment and offers different VIP benefits. All monies raised by CAF go to local challenged individuals for discovering their inner athlete. It's fun and meaningful to Race for a Reason, so sign up on our team. For more information on CAF Florida, please go to our main WEBSITE.
Melbourne Music Marathon - Feb. 6-7, 2010. New event on Florida's beautiful Space Coast. Run the 5K, 8K, half-marathon or marathon- live music all along the course! Building a new tradition on Florida's Atlantic coast. VIP Benefits Register Now Event Website.
Gasparilla Distance Classic - Feb 27-28, 2010. One of Florida's premier events and a Tampa tradition since 1978 along beautiful Bayshore Boulevard. Run the 5K, 15K, half-marathon or marathon, and enjoy the LabCorp Elite 15K Wheelchair Division supported by CAF. You won't want to miss the special reception Friday night where we present new sports equipment to local kids with physical challenges. VIP Benefits Register Now Event Website.
Gate River Run - March 13, 2010 - Largest 15K in the US, women's 15K national championship, plus a 5K and a Junior River Run. A fixture in Jacksonville for 32 years - great course, great music along the course, just a great time! VIP Benefits Register Now Event Website.
Honda Grand Prix of St. Petersburg 5K-March 26, 2010 - First of its type here in St. Pete, a 5K Run, Walk and Wheel-a-thon that will cover the entire grand prix street course on the night before the big race weekend begins. Early registrants will receive a Friday Day Pass to all Grand Prix qualifying and practice events. Raise $100 or more and earn a technical training shirt and a visor. Register Now Event Website
St. Anthony's Triathlon - April 25, 2010 - The picturesque St. Petersburg waterfront is the backdrop for one of the most popular Olympic-distance triathlons anywhere. Always sold out, always a fun race, and home of the Mad Dogs! VIP Benefits Register Now Event Website.
Ironman Florida 70.3 Triathlon - May 16, 2010 - Great family event at Disneyworld's Ft. Wilderness Campground. Challenging, fun and supports our brave veterans through CAF's Operation Rebound Program. VIP Benefits Register Now Event Website.
Making a Difference
CAF raises money to help people with physical disabilities pursue an active lifestyle through physical fitness and athletics. Our mission is clear: give those with the desire to live active, competitive lifestyles every opportunity to compete in the sports they love. We raise funds by forming teams of able-bodied athletes at popular sporting events who are already planning to compete, but would like to give something back to adults, children and wounded veterans with physical challenges.
Make A Donation
The Challenged Athletes Foundation is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization. You can feel safe that your donation will directly assist challenged athletes in our local community and around the world. Based on our most recent audited financial statement, over 80 cents of every dollar raised is used by CAF to support its athletes.
Now you can make a difference too. The funds you raise will change lives by paying for handcycles, sportschairs, running prosthetics, training and competition expenses for physically challenged athletes. CAF makes fundraising easy.
Sign up and you'll receive: Your own official email fundraising webpage, an easy to follow fundraising kit, inspirational emails and a cool Race for a Reason training shirt. Get started now... by clicking "Register Here" above, and then check the boxes for the event(s) of your choice. Thank you!