Barb’s Race

Triathlon Magazine Canada - - Travel -

Barb Rec­chia has vol­un­teered for the Vine­man events since they be­gan in 1990. She is its name­sake and the Race Chair­per­son, as well as a two- time can­cer sur­vivor of 13 years. When she was first di­ag­nosed with can­cer back in 1999, her pos­i­tive out­look and re­solve in beat­ing can­cer made a big im­pres­sion on Russ Pugh. One year later, Barb’s Race was born.

This half iron dis­tance event of­fers women a chance to push their lim­its in a in­clu­sive en­vi­ron­ment while rais­ing funds for can­cer char­i­ties.

I have had the plea­sure of com­pet­ing in Barb’s Race and the ex­pe­ri­ence is so much dif­fer­ent than any other half I have done. The ca­ma­raderie among the women is sim­ply phe­nom­e­nal. It is both com­pet­i­tive and friendly. Rac­ing for a cause big­ger than the time on the clock is an ex­cep­tional ex­pe­ri­ence.

Left The Full Vine­man 2011 course passes the scenic vine­yards and winer­ies of Sonoma County, Calif. op­po­site top and bot­tom and be­low The Full Vine­man 2011

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