Timothy O’Donnell Auctions 140.6 Relay Team Slots at Challenge Atlantic City to Benefit Team RWB

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Auction Runs on eBay through May 27

DELRAY BEACH, FL – May 20, 2014 – World Champion Triathlete Timothy O’Donnell is excited to announce that he is seeking a cyclist and runner to join with him on a relay team to benefit Team RWB at the inaugural Challenge Atlantic City on June 29, 2014.

For his part in the 140.6 mile Challenge race, O’Donnell will complete the 2.4 mile swim in the back bays of Atlantic City, the team cyclist will ride the fast and flat 112 mile bike course, and the runner will cover 26.2 miles, finishing on the historic boardwalk of Atlantic City.

The relay slots will be auctioned on eBay, with the auction opening on May 22nd and closing on May 27th. All proceeds will directly benefit Team RWB and their mission to transform the reintegration of wounded veterans into society through sport and social engagement.

O’Donnell explains, “We think of triathlon as an individual sport, but it’s also an incredibly supportive community working together to encourage and celebrate one another. Racing as part of a relay team in a Challenge Family event to raise funds for the courageous veteran athletes of Team RWB, embraces this idea. I’m looking forward to a great swim at Challenge Atlantic City, passing my timing chip to my teammate in T1, and then cheering on my team and all the athletes on the course.”

Blayne Smith, Executive Director of Team RWB stated, “Team RWB is fortunate and proud to count Timothy O’Donnell as a member, coach, and advisor of our organization. We are so thankful to Tim and his sponsors for their generous support and for allowing us to be a part this great event.”

In addition to the opportunity to compete and raise money and awareness for Team RWB, each of the two auction winners will also be awarded a great race package from some of T.O.’s sponsors:

Team RWB Relay winners receive:

  • Mavic Tri Helium cycling shoes
  • Newton Performance Trainer running shoes
  • Smith Optics Pivlock V2 glasses
  • Yurbuds Inspire Limited Edition Wireless earphones
  • Garmin Edge bike computer (cyclist)
  • Garmin Forerunner (runner)
  • FuelBelt Revenge R20 Hydration Belt
  • Pre/during/post race nutrition from CLIF Bar (CLIF Bars, CLIF Shots, CLIF hydration and recovery drinks)

Team RWB Relay winners also receive a full range of Team RWB gear:

  • Cycling or triathlon kit
  • Cycling Jacket
  • T-shirt
  • Polo Shirt

Rob Vigorito, Event Director for Challenge Atlantic City remarked, “Timothy’s relay team helps us to highlight the ‘Challenge Your Self, Race for a Cause’ theme that we fully embrace at our inaugural Challenge Atlantic City race weekend. We offer a top quality race experience that athletes have come to expect from Challenge races and can guarantee that Timothy and his teammates will have an unforgettable experience in the course of raising money for Team RWB.”

The bike slot and run slot auctions go are live on eBay on May 22nd and the auction closes on May 27th. Find the links on Challenge Atlantic City, TO, and Team RWB Facebook pages. All proceeds benefit Team RWB.

About Team RWB

Founded in 2010, Team Red, White and Blue chapters and communities deliver consistent, local opportunities for veterans and the community to connect through physical and social activity. They host weekly fitness activities, monthly social events, and participate in local races and events together. These programs are at the core of Team RWB’s mission. Additionally, Team RWB is leading six Veteran Athletic Camps in various sports throughout the year. The organization is also organizing The Old Glory Coast to Coast Relay this fall, where 500 team members will run a single American flag from San Francisco to Walter Reed Veterans’ Medical Hospital in Maryland. For more information visit TeamRWB.org or their Facebook page.

About Timothy O’Donnell

Professional Triathlete and Navy veteran Timothy O’Donnell counts among his accomplishments nine Ironman 70.3 victories, an Ironman 140.6 win, six Armed Forces National Championships, and 21 professional career wins. He set the American Record for the Ironman distance at IM Brazil in 2013 and was the top American at the 2013 Kona IM World Championship, finishing fifth. O’Donnell is a former US Naval Officer with a MEng degree from UC Berkeley, and he is an active supporter of Team RWB. He resides in Boulder, Colorado with his spouse, professional triathlete Mirinda Carfrae. For more information, visit his timothyodonnell.com or Facebook page.

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