07 May R.O.C.K. + Jakroo: A Winning Partnership
R.O.C.K. + Jakroo: A Winning Partnership
Taking on the Escape From Alcatraz Triathlon in Style
By Hayley Walker, Marketing & Development Coordinator
If you’re not familiar with the world-renowned Escape from Alcatraz Triathlon, here’s a teaser for you:
The 2019 Escape from Alcatraz Triathlon features a 1.5-mile swim in frigid waters from Alcatraz Island to the shores of San Francisco, a grueling 18-mile bike ride out to the Great Highway, and a demanding 8-mile run through the trails of the Golden Gate Recreational Area. Set against the natural beauty of San Francisco, this thrilling triathlon is a virtual postcard of the City by the Bay. 2,000 athletes from around the world compete each year, either qualifying through the Escape Triathlon Series or registering for the Random Drawing.
Team R.O.C.K. is an especially remarkable group of athletes, as every team member has an additional task: to raise $2,000 for Real Options for City Kids. It’s not enough that these athletes from around the globe (we’re talking Illinois, Texas, and even the United Kingdom) are training for this arduous race—they’re also raising funds and awareness for the work R.O.C.K. does right here in San Francisco.
It’s obvious that Team R.O.C.K. is going above and beyond to support our mission, all while training for the race of a lifetime. So, it only makes sense that we show them some much-deserved recognition by equipping them with the best gear available! For the second year, R.O.C.K. is honored (and excited!) to announce its partnership with Jakroo Custom Apparel. Jakroo specializes in the design, manufacture, and direct sale of customized technical endurance apparel for cycling, triathlon, running, and Nordic skiing. As the only local charity partner of the Escape from Alcatraz Triathlon, R.O.C.K. is fortunate to have a sponsor that will make our athletes stand out among the crowd!
For Escape 2018, Jakroo hooked up our Escape athletes with eye-popping, bright blue jerseys. This year, Team R.O.C.K. will be swimming, biking, and running in state-of-the-art triathlon suits, all courtesy of the amazing team at Jakroo. From suit design to custom size assistance, Jakroo has been an exceptional partner in all stages of the process. We can’t wait for our athletes to receive their new tri suits and show them off to the world! Keep your eyes peeled—you’ll be able to spot Team R.O.C.K. in the sea of triathletes from a mile away.
To make a contribution to Team R.O.C.K. or to see our progress towards our final goal, check out our team fundraising page.