Why Half Full?
Each year an estimated 70,000 young adults, ages 15-40, are diagnosed with cancer. Young adults are often marginalized in a medical system that lacks specific resources geared toward their unique needs and issues. Cancer is the leading cause of death in this age group. Five year survival rates for the majority of young adult cancers have not increased since 1975.
This is unacceptable. We will change it.
Despite these challenges, our vision for the future is HALF FULL… Join us in this fight!
Why 70 miles for the Half Distance?
This isn’t your ordinary triathlon. The Half Full Triathlon is a 70-mile fight for young adult cancer support. We are making a statement about cancer and we need your help. We chose the distance of 70 Miles versus the more well know 70.3 Mile distance for this race for one important reason.
70,000 is the estimated number of young adults diagnosed with cancer each year.
This is a statistic that needs people’s attention. The Half Full Triathlon will help make the young adult cancer issue a priority and together we can improve the 70,000 statistic. Every Mile you race you’re helping support this population of young people battling cancer.
Proceeds benefit the work of the Ulman Cancer Fund for Young Adults and the LIVESTRONG™ Young Adult Alliance. Your efforts will fuel our shared missions of informing, empowering, and building community for young adults with cancer and their families.
Can I ride a recumbent bicycle?
NO, only road and triathlon specific bikes will be allowed on course
I cannot race this distance, but want to get involved in the cancer fight. What can I do?
There are relay options that can be selected to split up the race to match your skills with the 3 disciplines of swim, bike and run. You can also volunteer to be a part of the event.
What does “Half Full” mean to the Ulman Cancer Fund for Young Adults?
Never give up. We believe HALF FULL is having hope and optimism in the face of adversity. Whether it is a 70 Mile triathlon or the fight against cancer, HALF FULL is having the determination and positive attitude to get to your finish line. Surrounded by friends, family and fellow athletes – we are all in this fight together. One Mile at a time, we will finish this race, but more importantly – WIN this cancer battle!
What is the “Tell us what ‘Half Full’ means to you” campaign?
In an effort to reinforce the meaning behind the event and the message of hope and optimism, we’re gathering testimonies and videos of what half full means to different people. These vignettes will be featured on our event website and help drive home the message and purpose behind the event.
Please contact us with stories of interest.