Meet Our Athletes
From the moment you decide to join the team to the moment you hear your name yelled as you cross the finish line, Team Healthier Generation is an experience you won’t forget. And we want to be there to enjoy it with you every step of the way.
Are you ready? Take a look at some of our current and previous participants and events.
On the morning of January 1st, 2016, I will be waking up to attempt a world-record breaking mountaineering expedition – climbing the tallest peak on each continent as well as trekking to the North and South Poles faster than anyone has ever done before. But less than eight years ago, I found myself waking up to a dramatically different scenario – the ICU of a small hospital in Thailand. Fast forward 18 months, I competed in the 2009 Chicago triathlon and suprised others by not only finishing, but placing first overall. My goal now: raise $1M for The Alliance for a Healthier Generation, by completing this in six months I will become the youngest in history to claim this prize.
There is something magical about running -- and it's even more magical when you're running in Disneyland! Step after step, mile after mile, Joy wasn't worried about finishing the race... she knew there would be two excited kids waiting for her when she reached the finish line.
Christy: Role Model
Being a mother, a pediatric therapist and a school volunteer didn't stop Christy Skura from taking on another challenge. She worked her way from running a 5k to a half marathon, completing the Tinker Bell Half Marathon in May 2015. Christy is now a role model for her sons, who are following her active example.
Robert: Endurance Athlete
Despite being diagnosed with arthritis years ago, Robert Nacario has taken control of his health and has continued competing in endurance events. Now, he’s gearing up for his first Team Healthier Generation race – Bay to Breakers in San Francisco, CA.