Every season we have dozens of athletes choose a Reason2Race. Get to know some of them here.  Read their stories. Watch their videos. Be inspired by those who have reached their biggest athletics goals while at the same time doing their part to impact the lives of others.

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Houston Triathlon    Monster Mash 1K kids run, 5K, 10K, 15K   2012 Ironman Texas     Lone Star Sprint Triathlon 

Hear from the athletes


“Thanks for sharing this awesome tool {for The Woodlands Marathon fundraising}!  I love what you guys have created!” – Jason, Team Texas Children’s Hospital

Reason2Race will truly hold you accountable to your race goals. You will never feel like quitting or giving up because you know you are training and racing for people who need your help… an amazing organization to work with, and the BEST race experience was when I raced for a charity through Reason2Race.” – Jennifer, A4Austism, Inc.

“I’d just like to say Reason2Race is an absolutely great thing for endurance sports! Its feels so good to have helped out Shawn’s Anomaly and I’m sure I’ve made some life long friends in the process. This has truly been a humbling experience and I’ll definitely be a proud supporter of Reason2Race in my future events, and will try and get other people that I know to use y’all to pick a charity for their own races! – Jackson, Team Shawn’s Anomaly

“I would not be here doing these races I love so much if it were not for the inspiration of Team COCI and Reason2Race who introduced me to racing!” – Lauri, Team COCI

“Thank you so much Reason2Race for all of your help! This is so exciting! It’s incredible how much motivation this gives me. I want to go out and train right now! :)” – Jeremy, Team Periwinkle Foundation

“Thanks for introducing me to COCI and inspiring me to go the distance.” – Valerie, Team COCI

“Thank you Reason2Race for all that you do!  You are doing an amazing job and it is making a difference!  You are the BEST! Decker (6 year old son) is so excited and motivated to help his friend Will through his 2K run.  He has a sweet heart and a tremendous amount of compassion to help others.  I am a very proud Mom!” – Nancy, Team HOPE (Will Herndon Fund)

“Gotta be honest, getting all my training in has been very difficult because of the grind of baseball season but Reason2Race and Team Shawn’s Anomaly has definitely been my motivation to keep moving.” – Garrett, Team Shawn’s Anomaly

“I just had to increase my goal again! Went over the $20,000 mark today for West Africa Fistula Foundation! SO cool!!  Thank you for the inspiration to do this, what a great organization you have.” – Susan, Team West Africa Fistula Foundation

Read athletes’ stories

Alex Glaros

First Olympic Triathlon – 2010

First Half Ironman Triathlon – 2011

Read his story here.

“Being on Team COCI has me no longer ask ‘Can I finish the race?’ Now the question is, ‘Which race do I do next?’ Ironman, here I come.” – Alex

Angelica Robles

First Sprint Triathlon – 2009

First Ironman Triathlon – 2011

Read her story here.

See Finisher Video here.

Gabrielle Baumeyer

First Sprint Triathlon – 2007

First Ironman Triathlon – 2010

Read her story here.

See Finisher Video 1 here. See Finisher Video 2 here.

Karina Descartin

 First Half Marathon – 2012

 Read her story here.



Theresa Strong

First race – 2000

Read her story here.

See her video here.


Thor Gudmundsson

First Sprint Triathlon – 2008

First Ironman Triathlon – 2011

Read his story here.

“I wanted to tell you how superbly awesome Ironman was!! And being part of Team COCI just made it even more terrific! I’m so happy I joined your team. I’m so happy I’ve been able to support such a great cause.” – Thor

We congratulate all athletes who have chosen a Reason2Race and reached their event finish line!


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