Laura and Tim FitzGerald committed to supporting the YMCA of Northwest Louisiana’s Capital Campaign by aiming to raise $1 million dollars to support the new aquatics center and have the 50-meter pool named for their son, Miles FitzGerald. As of December 2017, close to $400,000 has been pledged to this campaign. The FitzGeralds continue to work towards raising the remaining funds to fulfill this commitment to the BHP Billiton YMCA Capital Campaign.
“Swim therapy has been such a big part of my son Miles’ life. This new aquatic center will give so many the same opportunity,” says Tim FitzGerald
“Water is a great equalizer as it eliminates the pull of gravity, relaxes tight muscles, provides resistance to increase strength, increases circulation, and decreases sensitivity of sensory nerve endings, thereby allowing children to learn movements that would otherwise be too difficult to perform on land.” – Cindy Murray, OTD, LOTR, Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center
Through “Just For Miles,” the FitzGerald’s honor their son by supporting various projects in the community.
Swim, bike, and run Half Ironman or Olympic distances over a three-day period. Participants may choose to do one event, two events, or all three events (Half Ironman or Olympic Distance Triathlon).
Participants may also form a 3-person relay team, where each person does only one event, i.e. person #1 swims, person #2 bikes, and person #3 runs.
All proceeds from the race benefit the Just for Miles campaign supporting the Miles FitzGerald 50-Meter Pool at the BHP Billiton YMCA.
Friday, March 9th
BHP Billiton YMCA – Miles A. FitzGerald Pool
– Participants will register for swim time of their choice. Time slots available 5:00am – 8:10pm.
Saturday, March 10th
Pecan Station (10300 Harts Island Rd. Shreveport, LA 71115)
Race Start Time: 7:30am
Sunday, March 11th
Start at BHP Billiton YMCA, Clyde Fant Parkway
Race Start Time: 7:30am
Registration fees for those that choose to fundraise will be waived. In order to have registration fees waived, participants must raise a minimum amount listed below.
$250 for a single event
$500 for two or three events
$500 for a relay team
Single event Olympic Distance: $65
Single event Half Ironman Distance: $75
Single Person – 3-Day Olympic Distance Triathlon: $150
Single Person – 3-Day Half Ironman Distance Triathlon: $175
Relay Team – 3-Day Olympic Distance Triathlon: $200
Relay Team – 3-Day Half Ironman Distance Triathlon: $225
Half Ironman: 1.2 mile swim (2100 yards), 56 mile bike, 13.1 mile run
Olympic: .93 mile swim (1650 yards), 24.8 mile bike, 6.2 mile run
Volunteer at the Swim Event – Friday, March 9th: Mason McGee 318-674-9635 | MasonM@ymcanwla.org
Volunteer at the Bike Event – Saturday, March 10th: Misty Alexander 318-674-9635 | MistyA@ymcanwla.org
Volunteer at the Run Event – Sunday, March 11th: Misty Alexander 318-674-9635 | MistyA@ymcanwla.org
Misty Alexander, Wellness Director
YMCA of Northwest Louisiana
318-674-9635 | MistyA@ymcanwla.org
Become a race sponsor. For more information on sponsoring this event, please contact Michelle Roberts, Marketing & Communications Director, YMCA of Northwest Louisiana 318-674-9635 or MichelleR@ymcanwla.org.
Make a tax deductible donation to the YMCA of Northwest Louisiana and mark the donation “Just For Miles”. Bring to the Y or mail to YMCA of Northwest Louisiana | Just For Miles Campaign | P.O. Box 566 | Shreveport, LA 71162