UNC Walk for Health co-founder plans solo triathlon from ‘Sea to Shining Sea’

CAROLINA BEACH, NC (WWAY) — William Thorpe, co-founder of UNC Walk for Health, is hitting the road on an 11-state, 3,000 mile solo triathlon from Carolina Beach to Venice Beach, CA to promote swimming, cycling, and running.

He is inviting anyone who wants to join him on local bike routes in selected cities.

This fun cross-country solo triathlon will pass through major cities like Raleigh, Greensboro, Memphis, Little Rock,  Albuquerque,  Las Vegas and Los Angeles. 

Thorpe says he wants to encourage healthier lifestyles and exercise at any age and thus improve quality of life.   He says many Americans suffer from costly chronic diseases, such as diabetes, high blood pressure and obesity, as a result of a lack of physical fitness. The Solo Triathlon  across America seeks to inspire others to spend fewer hours in a cubicle and on the sofa and spend more time exercising. 

You can watch him dip his rear bike tire in the Atlantic ocean Monday, September 11 at the Carolina Beach boardwalk.  He plans to end the journey on September 21 by placing his front bike tire in the Pacific ocean.

You can donate to his cause by clicking   https://www.paypal.com/cgi-bin/webscr?cmd=_s-xclick&hosted_button_id=3CKGEEJEUZJHA

This is Thorpes, itnerary:

Day 1 – Carolina Beach Boardwalk: Dip bike rear wheel in Atlantic Ocean.

Day 2 – Raleigh,  Greensboro

Day 3 – Knoxville,  Nashville

Day 4 – Memphis

Day 5 – Little Rock

Day 6 – Oklahoma City

Day 7 –  Amarilllo

Day 8 –  Albuquerque

Day 9 –  Las Vegas

Day 10 –Los Angeles

Day 11 – Venice Beach Boardwalk: Dip bike front wheel in Pacific Ocean.

Categories: Community, Local, New Hanover

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *