BOULDER, Colo. — Race Across America (RAAM), the World’s Toughest Bicycle Race, completed its 38th year and raised more than $3 million for charitable organizations.
“We noticed an increasing number of athletes were racing for charities. We though it was important to encourage that trend,” said Rick Boethling, RAAM executive director. “
RAAM attracts racers from around the world and has a global audience that allows the organization to establish its reputation as a platform for athletes to raise funds and awareness for charities.
In 2007 RAAM created the Lon Haldeman Award for the racer/team that raises the most funds for charity. Over 50 different charities were supported by racers/teams this year.
RAAM has opened its registration for 2020 and teams representing cancer research, bicycle donations and military veterans have already signed up.
For more information, visit www.raceacrossamerica.org.