After considerable thought, prayer and soul searching, we have decided that April 26, 2015 will be the final Angels Race. When the race was started, we had no idea it would be so successful and such a blessing to so many. We also had no plan for how long we would put on the race. The Angels Race is very much a family run event and it is not something we see passing along to others. Our families have evolved to a place where we are now ready to end this amazing journey on a high note. We are thankful for all of the blessings this race has brought to us and to the countless people who have been part of the twenty races we have produced in NC & VA since 2003.
Angels Race Virginia 2015
Registration is open for the 2015 Angels Race Triathlon to be held April 26th 2015. Click Here to reach the registration website.
This will be the 13th Annual event, same great courses, volunteers and logistics crew you are used to seeing at this race. We hope to see you in April!
Angels Race Virginia 2014
Thanks to all who came out to race on April 27th in the 12th Annual Angels Race in downtown Lyncburgh VA!
The overall winner was Joseph Anderson of Lynchburg, VA with a time of 1 hour 1 minute 39 seconds. The first overall Female was Renee Kunnen of Richmond, VA with a time of 1 hour 13 minutes and 12 seconds. Over 400 athletes participated on a beautiful spring day in Lynchburg honoring their angels. We look forward to setting the date for the 2015 Angels Race later this summer.
Parker Spencer took the overall honors with a time of 1:03:19. The top Female was Cheryl McMurray in a time of 1:16:16. Va Tech, JMU and Liberty all had strong showings with their college teams. Hundreds of arms were marked with names of angels. A beautiful cloudless day contributed to the festive atmosphere. A new division, assisted athletes was a highlight - Jenna Trebour assisted by her mother Beth, and Leslie Hogland assisted her daughter Jasmine through the race. See coverage of the race below:
Thank you to the athletes, spectators and volunteers who came out on Sunday to celebrate the 10th Annual Angels Race in Lynchburg. Danny Gibney of Gaithersburg, MD took the overall win with a time of 1:05:08, and Renee Kunnen from Richmond took the overall Women's victory in 1:14:42.
JMU Took the College Cup this year with 44 participants and top spots in several categories. VaTech was quick to mention that many of their teammates were at College Nationals - and will challenge for the cup next year!
Thanks to all who came out to swim, bike run, volunteer and cheer as a full field took on the Angels race course in Lynchburg May 1st. Grayson Cobb set a new Men's course record with a blistering time of 1:00:43. Renee Kunnen bested the women's field at 1:11:41. Virginia Tech took top honors in the College Challenge led by Cobb. We look forward to a great 10th event in 2012!
Thank you to all the paticipants, spectators, sponsors and volunteers who made the Angels Race a great event.
It was a fast day for racing, with Sara Tussey taking the overall women's win in 59:57. Jonathan Kelly took the men's honors with a time of 55:25.
With beautiful weather and live music from Epic Failure and Wax Mojo as well as a hoppin' kids zone it was a festive event. We hope to see you in Lynchburg May 1st or at Tanglewood in September 2011!
Check out the TV News Article About the upcoming Angels Race September 19th
Angels Race NC Packet Pick up - Saturday 11-5 at Fleet Feet Sports or at the race site Sunday 6-7am
Join us for Praise and Prayer for the Angels Race and your Angel - Saturday 7:30pm AT THE RACE SITE (new location)
Participants - look for pre-race e-mails on Thursday 9/16 and details online at the Setup Events site for the Angels Race
Angels Race NC 2010 has reached its capacity of 500 participants!
We will be sending out race details in the next several days and posting informatoin here as ewll as on the setupevents race site.
Angels Race VA 2010 Success!
Thank you to everyone who came out for the VA Angels Race on April 25th. The weather cooperated and a huge crowd of spectators and 100+ volunteers supported over 400 athletes who swam, biked and ran for their angels. Check out the news coverage below!
The overall men's winner was Marcus Wright of Lynchburg, VA with a time of 1 hour 4 minutes, 11 seconds The first place female was Cheryl McMurray of Fairfax, VA with a time of 1 hour 14 minutes 51 seconds
ed The Angels Foundation recognizes that we can only become our best with the inspiration and strength of others - angels who see more in us than we see in ourselves. These angels often impact our lives in ways that are difficult to describe, and impossible to repay.
The mission of the Angels Foundation is two-fold:
Create opportunities for individuals to honor angels who have touched their lives
Encourage people to be angels in the lives of others.
The sport of triathlon, like life, is as much a competition with self as it is with other athletes. The Angels Race is an opportunity to challenge yourself to give it your best, and to honor those who inspired you to become who you are, and who you seek to be. Participants write the name of the angel they are honoring on their body during body marking, and carry the spirit of that person throughout the race. Many are inspired to their best performance, some resolve grief or celebrate a lost angel while others recognize the significance of someone currently in their life. For everyone, it is more than just a race.
Be an Angel, Honor an Angel, Give it a TRI!
2 years ago, I attended the Angel's Race at Tangelwood. Everyone was waiting for the last person to finish. Finally, she came into view...a lovely large sized lady. She was running with all her heart. I cried as I always do when I see bravery. I high 5'd her as she passed by me & thought to myself, "if she can do this, so can i." This year I finally put down the cigarettes, learned to swim, bought a bike & started training. My goal? To do the Angel's Race. I don't know that lady's name but she is my earth angel.