On Saturday the 16th, Alpine Physical Therapy participated in the first annual Corporate Cup division of the Peak Triathlon, an event run by Missoula’s Fit to Fight non-profit. There were also numerous Alpine employees that took part in the single athlete men’s and women’s divisions!
The corporate team posted a third place win while fielding women in all three disciplines. Carley Mosher, an aide and ex-collegiate swimmer, completed the swim portion with a searing hot time. Fellow aide, Jessa Brooks, cruised on the bike and Jess Kehoe, the lone PT on the roster, crossed the finish line after the running the final 5k.
Jess had so much fun during her run that she ran right through the finish line and continued down the hill. Jess said she enjoys running hills and, “the course was super fun and for a great cause, we all went out at a fast pace and had a great time!”
The other participants who rocked it were Brace Hayden (19th in men, 24th over all), Sam Schmidt (43th in women, 127th over all), Nikki Parnell (19th in women, 66th over all), Katie Schermele (40th in women, 122th over all).
“The Peak Triathlon was a well-organized and positive racing experience! There were spacious pool lanes, a beautiful, rolling bike course overlooking the Missoula Valley, a downhill run finish, and encouraging volunteers! It was impossible not to have a blast!” – Nikki Parnell
Emily Jones, our wicked awesome athletic trainer, provided participants with injury consults and had a station with foam rolls and mats for athletes to stretch and prepare for the race.
That wasn’t all, we had a great turn out of volunteers who donated their time instead of their energy!
Thanks to all who participated! All proceeds went to Fit to Fight to continue “empowering cancer survivors to improve their quality of life through a program of fitness and health.”
For more information, visit our webpage on Fight to Fight!
STRONGER THAN CANCER!
5/28/2015 0 Comments
Special thanks for this blog post to Ron Veilleaux with MT ErgoFit. We honor the hard work Ron has put in to help Fit to Fight transition as the key ingredient to organization and implementation of this year’s Peak Triathlon.
This year Fit to Fight took over the running of the Peak Triathlon. This would be the 6th year of the Triathlon and we were very pleased to be able to take this over as Fit to Fight’s main fundraiser of the year while maintaining the core partners of the event: The Peak Health and Wellness Center, and our Race Director, Kayla Johnson.
This year we had over 230 competitors, and over 95 volunteers. Additionally this year we had a new Corporate Cup division, with 9 teams competing for their business to bring home the Corporate Cup. The team from First Security Bank edged out some close competition to win the 1st Corporate Cup.
The Peak Triathlon always has some great stories. This year we had two teams compete in the Triathlon that were alumni from our last Fit to Fight session. It is truly inspiring to have our alumni competing in the event showing their strength after their battles with cancer. As in years past there were plenty of first timers. The first timers are the most fun to follow on the course as they always seem to have a bundle of nerves at the start to an overwhelming sense of accomplishment at the finish line. Finally, we had a new course record set this year by Dylan Gillespie, tearing through the course in 52:44.
The Peak Triathlon truly can offer something to any level of athlete. The proceeds from the triathlon go directly to Fit to Fight and help us offer our three free sessions each year for folks that are battling or recently battled cancer.
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Ron Veilleux, CEAS
6/14/2011 0 Comments
By now you may have heard, the community of Missoula has an incredible program for cancer fighters. It is a cancer support group based on exercise, wellness, and education called Fit to Fight.The program is a non-profit that is supported largely by many volunteer hours, in-kind donations, Alpine Physical Therapy, and the Peak Health and Wellness Center.
Last month the Peak Tri (a sprint distance triathlon that is great for first timers and coordinated by personal trainer, Kayla Johnson of Missoula) helped the Fit to Fight program increase awareness, inspire others, and raise funds for the program. There were 368 racers, nine of who were alumnus of the Fit to Fight program.
The Peak TriI helped Fit to Fight raise over $3000.00! Then to top it off last night at the post-race follow up meeting, Kayla Johnson announced she had an additional $500.00 for the program! Alpine Physical Therapy is so proud to be a major sponsor of not only the Fit To Fight program but also to work with individuals like Kayla and events like the Peak Tri that truly give back to the community.
For more information on Fit to Fight program, click here.
5/24/2011 0 Comments
Congratulations to everyone involved with the Peak Triathlon on Saturday. Alpine Physical Therapy, one of the major sponsors of this annual event, was there in full color. They joined in to swim and to bike for various Fit to Fight teams. They supported individual participants by walking with them. And they even helped direct traffic!
That was big news. In fact, KPAX picked up the story and did a great job connecting the efforts of Fit to Fight in their quest to raise money and awareness for this helpful and local nonprofit organization.
Our hats go off to all the successful efforts mustered by Race Director Kayla Johnson. In addition, we thank the founders of Fit to Fight, including Alpine’s Samantha Schmidt and Mary Lynn Eiseman, co-owner of the Peak Health and Wellness Center. Check out the article below, or sit back and watch the video (click here for the video version).
Peak Triathlon helps cancer patients and survivors
Saturday’s triathlon at the Peak Health and Wellness Center brought out beginners and hard core competitors. But one of the main goals behind this event is to raise money for a cancer organization that helps the disease’s survivors to get in shape and empowers those still battling cancer.
For the rest of this exciting story, click here.
Brent Dodge is the founding owner of Alpine Physical Therapy and is a board certified orthopedic specialist. He holds additional certifications in Functional Dry Needling, Manual Physical Therapy, and Strength and Conditioning.
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