by Dave Delgado
Guam - Competitors for the 2011 XTERRA Guam Triathlon started their Saturday morning off with a 1K swim beginning from the Port Authority Beach. The race took athletes from the swim into a 31K mountain bike ride through scenic routes the island has to offer and finished with an 8.2 trail run.
This year's race introduced the Corporate Challenge category that helped benefit the Make-A-Wish Foundation. XTERRA Guam added the relay team portion of the race with majority of the entrance fees going straight to the local Make-A-Wish Foundation chapter. Trophies were awarded to the top finishing Corporate Challenge team along with the team that raised the most funds for this well worthy cause.
Executive Director of Make-A-Wish Foundation Guam chapter Victor Camacho said that the kids involved with the foundation suffer from life-threatening illnesses and struggle everyday both physically and emotionally. The Foundation is happy to have teamed up with all the companies to help make the event possible and raise funds that will definitely be put to good use and put smiles on the kids faces.