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Sponsor-A-Mile: Virginia's Blue Ridge IM 70.3

 


As an Ironman Foundation Ambassador, all of my Ironman brand races have me RACING FOR MORE.  I am proud to be a representing IMF and all of the good that can come from their initiatives.  With that in mind, I am asking you to sponsor a mile in my next Half Ironman in Roanoke, VA.  In past races, I have thought of and leaned on the inspiration of my supporters when the going gets tough during a race. I have smiled thinking about quotes they have shared or advice they have given.  For IM70.3 Virginia's Blue Ridge, I will have those quotes and advice "tattooed" on my arms and legs.



Will you consider sponsoring a mile to help MAKE AN IMPACT and leave a quote or advice to inspire me during 70.3 VBR on June 5, 2022?

Here is how:
1.  Head to https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1BvQZCgRSAMvyGHYARpw2RpIwLzItsbtuuinkS0IHB5Q/edit?usp=sharing to choose the mile(s) that you would like to sponsor.  Add your name and any note (a quote, mantra, memory) that you want me to have for that mile.  I will be printing this list on tattoo paper on June 1st to put on my arms and legs for me to be able to see them during my race.

2.  Head to https://ironmanfoundation.donordrive.com/participant/Erin-Byrge to donate the corresponding amount.  (If you sponsor Run Mile 10 - it is $10)

3. Watch for updates on June 5 and after to see how your inspiration got me to the finish line!

Things to know about
Virginia's Blue Ridge Course and when I will need the MOST inspiration:

Swim:


There is only 1 mile to sponsor on the swim, make sure you give me an easy to repeat mantra ;-)  I often sing to myself when I'm swimming - so a song will work, too!  

Bike:



Miles 23-28 will be the most difficult climb, so these are great miles to sponsor!!  I will need lots of inspiration for both.  For the 8 miles after that main climb, there is more climbing, which wouldn't be bad on its one but will be super tough after the main climb.   

Run: 



You already know that the run will be my weakness of the day and it will likey be very hot on this run.  Overall it will be a flat course, but no shade.  You can't go wrong with leaving me inspiration for any part of the run course!





 



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