Last night, 20 members of Robin Hood’s Team Endurance and Ironman team gathered in preparation for the Ironman US Championships being held this Saturday in New York City.
Hosted by Bowery Residence Committee (BRC), a Robin Hood funded program, the menu was heavy on carbs and inspiration. The athletes were treated to a delicious meal, cooked and served by clients of BRC’s homeless shelter who are currently enrolled in their culinary training program. Freshly baked bread was provided by another Robin Hood funded program, Hot Bread Kitchen.
In 3 days, these athletes (including one Robin Hood board member) will compete in the Ironman in support of Robin Hood. They don’t call it an “Ironman” for nothing—the race includes a 2.4-mile swim in the Hudson, a 112-mile bike along the Palisades and then a refreshing 26.2-mile run that finishes in Riverside Park. Many will post times upwards of 12 hours. No one ever said poverty fighting was easy.
Come join the Robin Hood cheering section Saturday evening in Riverside Park at 96th street, starting at 5:30pm!