No parent is prepared to learn their child has cancer. That’s why Children’s Cancer Connection is here to help you navigate the road ahead. While many great organizations are working to find a cure for the disease afflicting more than 13,500 children each year in the United States, Children’s Cancer Connection strives to provide care following a cancer diagnosis. We offer support, education and recreation for the entire family for the entire journey. Whatever twists and turns you encounter as you adjust to your new normal, you can always count on one thing: Children’s Cancer Connection is dedicated to supporting you the entire way.
Ironglut began in 2011 when a team of triathletes decided to turn their Ironman training into something bigger than themselves. The team was started by Caleb Pike in honor of his Grandfather’s passing after his battle with Cancer. It didn’t take long for Children’s Cancer Connection to become the obvious beneficiary of their efforts. There are many organizations that raise funds for research and to better our fight against cancer, we wanted to have a different impact. We wanted to see and feel the difference we were making and CCC was a perfect fit for our goals. Children’s Cancer Connection provides services to families that have a child in the battle of their lives. To be a child up against a monster such as cancer can be a defeating realization from the beginning. But with people or organizations like CCC, the battle is made that much more fightable. In a dark time of these familie’s lives, they provide a very bright light.
IRONGLUT is a fundraising spin-a-thon and century challenge that benefits Children’s Cancer Connection. All money raised by this event will be given directly to the charity. You can check out what Children’s Cancer Connection is up to HERE.
Event will be a total of 6 hours in length. You may ride as long or as short as you want. Spin instructors will rotate throughout the entire event. Food and beverages will be available to all riders throughout the ride. Games, prizes, motivational speakers, and other entertainment will be provided. All registered riders will get a moisture wicking T-Shirt.
Register as a single rider and ride for a long or a little as you like. We will have spin bike instructors leading the way through all 6 hours with some highlights at the top of every hour. We ask if you own a personal bike with a trainer to use that to allow space for those without. You may need to relocate your odometer to your back wheel if you want to measure your distance.
You may sign up with one or more friends and share a personal bike or stationary bike and take turns riding through the day. Each team member will need to register as an individual and enter your team name in the space required at sign up. You may ride as long or short as your team may want. You may need to relocate your odometer to your back wheel if you want to measure your distance.
Individual riders can sign up and race to 100 miles within he 6 hr for the Century Challenge. Century Challenge riders are required to bring their own bikes and trainers. Hop on and challenge yourself to average 17 mph, to reach the century mark. Century Challenge riders will receive a little extra bonus for signing up and going for the challenge.
New this year we are hoping to build up some team challenges. Riders from any company, group, organization, or friends, can seek out and challenge another group of riders in a race to 100 miles. Teams can be groups of 4 or 5 members. You may rotate as much or as often as you like. Teams will be using provided stationary bikes to keep the playing field even.
It will be one team vs another team next to each other and the winner takes home the trophy and we hope will come back to defend that trophy next year. Challenge your co-workers, another company like your own, riding friends, etc, the choice is up to you. We hope this will grow to be popular and we can continue this again next year.
"The Beads4Bravery have been such a wonderful reminder of the incredible journey we have been through, and mean so much to us."
- Tiffany (Carter’s Mom)
"It's a place to see people that understand what I'm going through and I know what they are going through. Other people don't know what I am going through, but my camp friends do understand."
- Lucy (Elayna's Mom)
"My daughter Elayna loves the Bravery Bucks program! Such a positive way to help our children overcome their fears by rewarding them for doing so. It pushes her to be proud of her ability to get through some really tough situations by showing her that others know what she is doing is hard."
- Isabella (CHC Camper)