A friend of mine from work (Chris Madsen) is leading the effort to have a “Team Jarem” in the 2017 Huntsman 140. When he told me about everything that people have been doing to prepare for this I was really touched. I told him that I wanted to share this opportunity with other friends outside of work and he was happy to welcome as many others onto the team. If you are interested, come join the fun!
What is it? The Huntsman 140 is a fundraising road cycle event that raised $500k last year for the Huntsman Cancer Foundation. There are 4 different distances that you can choose to ride — 30, 55, 75, or 140 miles.
How do I register? If you’d like join us, you can register on the team site at Team Jarem Huntsman 140
When is it? June 17th, 2017
Where is it? All distances finish at the same finish line at Fort Douglas on the University of Utah Campus. The starting point depends on which distance you ride — see details here Event Guide
How much does it cost? It is $85 per rider. Everyone that rides (and even those that don’t) are encouraged to fund raise and generate extra support, although this is not a requirement. There are rewards for various fundraising levels:
- $100 — Huntsman 140 TShirt
- $500 — Huntsman 140 Cycling Jersey
- $1,000 — Huntsman 140 Bib Shorts
- $1,500 — First 50 to reach this level get a guaranteed (not comped) registration for Lotoja 2018
How can I get involved if I don’t want ride? The Huntsman 140 event staff is always looking for ride day volunteers (Volunteer Registration). You can also donate to the cause without registering to ride (Click on General Team Donation Here). You can also contact Chris Madsen (firstname.lastname@example.org) who is leading our team’s efforts and he might have other ways for you to get involved with our team.
I don’t know what my involvement will be yet on June 17th. I know I won’t be riding a bike 🙂 I do hope to be at the finish line when people are finishing their rides. I’ll post more information and details as it gets closer, and if you register for our team you’ll get more communications through that channel.