On Sunday, September 24th, our warehouse was completely transformed into an Iron Man race course. With help from our friend Chris Sadowski, a well versed Iron Man himself, we created a half-biking, half-running race course all throughout our facility. Participants of all ages arrived bright and early, ready to race through the food bank! Did I mention that during this event we also had a Family Volunteer Day going on? Family members ages 5 and up joined the fun by sorting fresh produce in our corral and simultaneously cheering on our racers as they went by.
We started with a group of elites. These 8 adults zoomed through our food bank, first on bike, zig-zagging through the through our long distribution center aisles. Next was the running portion, up and around the warehouse and through the parking lot. The course itself was just short of a mile. They repeated this rotation until we got our first place winner, finishing in just 7:17!
Next up were the kids. Man, were they were ready! 30 kids of all ages participated in one lap on bike, following another lap on foot. Our volunteers cheered them on from the sidelines giving them the extra boost they needed to finish the race! All of their hard work produced 7,095 meals for our community right here in Central Florida.
We appreciate all of our sponsors Weiland, Fleet Feet and Orange Cycle for helping us pull off such a memorable and exciting event. We also want to send a huge shout out to Chris Sadowski for creating and executing this day, all while fundraising and raising awareness of our neighbors in need. We hope to bring back the Small Wheels Race next year, stay tuned!