The LCC Kare 9 Military Ministry was honored to be a part of Leon’s Marathon for Veterans (more details available at leonstriathlon.com) on Sunday, June 2. The first Leon’s Triathlon was held in Leon’s hometown of Hobart, Indiana. Over the years the triathlon outgrew its original location and was invited by Mayor McDermott to move to the Wolf Lake Park location in Hammond, Indiana.
Leon’s Triathlon pioneered the first National Amateur Championship, which to this day continues in the sport and is governed by the USA Triathlon Federation. Leon’s also hosted one of the First Military Championships in the sport in 1996. Both were televised on ESPN worldwide.
Kare 9s Brutus (LCC Squad), Caleb (Immanuel – Valparaiso, Indiana) and Mercy (Our Savior – Louisville, Kentucky) were present to bring love and comfort to race participants and spectators. This year more than 600 swimmers, bikers, and runners completed the course at Wolf Lake in Hammond, Indiana.