Go for Gold: Join an Olympic/Paralympic Relay Team at Legacy Triathlon

As a triathlete, you’ve likely raced in epic locations. But what about racing on a future Olympic course with Olympians and Paralympians?

At the 2022 Toyota Legacy Triathlon Olympian and Paralympian Pro-Am Relay, you and another age-group athlete will be paired with an elite swimmer, cyclist or runner for the sprint relay. Your team will race on the triathlon course for the 2028 LA Olympic and Paralympic Games.

This year’s roster of Olympians and Paralympians includes (may be subject to change):

  • Samantha Bosco, cycling (2016) – two-time Paralympic medalist
  • Allen James, race walking (1992, 1996)
  • Michellie Jones, triathlon (2000, 2016) – Olympic medalist and Paralympic medalist as a guide
  • Barb Lindquist, triathlon (2004)
  • Joe Maloy, triathlon (2016)
  • Giddeon Massie, track cycling (2004, 2008)
  • John Moffet, swimming (1984)
  • John Naber, swimming (1976) – five-time Olympic medalist
  • Andy Potts, triathlon (2004)

In 2021, USA Triathlon Foundation ambassadors Kimee Armour and Jerry Shere raced on a team with Allen, a two-time Olympian who has set five American records for race walking.

The finish line chute was most memorable for their team.

“Jerry and I decided since we started as a team, we were going to finish as a team,” Kimee said. “When Allen came ‘strolling’ by, we were going to cross the finish line together.”

However, Kimee said they underestimated Allen’s “blazing fast” pace and found themselves running at full speed to keep up with him.

Kimee Armour and Jerry Shere finish the Pro-Am Relay with two-time Olympic race walker Allen James at the 2021 Legacy Triathlon in Long Beach, Calif. 

Race walkers follow specific rules, like always keeping one foot on the ground and keeping their front knee straight as they pass over it. But they walk faster than most people can run. At Tokyo, the men’s gold medal time for the 20K race walk was 1:21:05, or a 6:31 per mile pace.

For Kimee, the sprint to the finish line with an Olympian was an experience she’d “absolutely do again and will never forget.”

Don’t miss your chance to take part in this once-in-a-lifetime opportunity July 16 in Long Beach, Calif. Spots are limited and are filling quickly. Register by making a $2,500 donation to the USA Triathlon Foundation today.

Your entry benefits the Foundation’s mission and the  LA Sports Council’s Ready, Set, Gold! program , both of which help kids discover a healthy lifestyle through triathlon.

As a Pro-Am Relay participant, you’ll also receive:

  • Complimentary VIP race entry to the Legacy Triathlon 
  • Custom gear for you and your relay team.
  • VIP dinner the night before the race with all the Olympians and Paralympians. 
  • Complimentary race day VIP perks and parking.
  • Photo and Q&A opportunities with elite athletes.

Pro-Am Relay participants at the 2021 Legacy Triathlon in Long Beach, Calif. 

About the USA Triathlon Foundation

The USA Triathlon Foundation is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization and the charitable arm of USA Triathlon . With its mission to transform lives through sport by providing opportunities to swim, bike and run, the Foundation serves to generate a greater impact on the multisport community through charitable giveback and grants that advance the Foundation’s three pillars: (1) Encourage youth participation; (2) Inspire adaptive athletes; and (3) Ignite Olympic/Paralympic dreams. Since the Foundation was established in 2014, it has provided millions of dollars in grants to organizations and individuals in pursuit of its mission and pillars to create a healthier United States through triathlon.