On July 1, XTERRA Freedom Fest, on the island of Oahu, will kick off summer with a Maui-qualifying race hosted by Camp Bennett. Proceeds from the race will benefit the Humanility orphanages in the Philippines.
Held in the beautiful Ka'a'awa Valley where the XTERRA Trail Run World Championship is held, the XTERRA Freedom Fest off-road triathlon features a 1K swim in the beautiful blue Pacific Ocean, a 20K mountain bike ride through the rainforest, and an 8K run past some of your favorite movie sets at Kualoa Ranch.
"The course is amazing, and actually, just being in the valley is awe-inspiring," says Amy Eck, Camp Bennett founder and race director. "We love coming out here and invite everyone to join us, even if you don't race. We've got a great line-up of local bands, and great BBQ, so it really is a fun for the whole family day."
Camp Bennett is a group of local military veterans who believe fitness, nutrition, and community are the foundation for health and happiness. They began hosting XTERRA Freedom Fest in 2009 to raise money for local charities and encourage families to get out and play.
“At Camp Bennett, we are committed to bringing life-enriching opportunities to people of all ages and abilities. This event is fun for the whole family, and to date, it has helped raise over $200,000 for charity! It is inspiring to see the difference we are able to make,” said Eck.
In addition to the triathlon, XTERRA Freedom Fest includes a 2K Fun Walk or Hike, a 5K XTERRA Trail Run, and a 10K XTERRA Trail Run. After the races, athletes can enjoy a BBQ, free beer (for responsible participants over the age of 21), and live music from local artists.
Learn more about XTERRA Freedom Fest