Wonder Women Elite Athlete Panel

On August 17, 2016 from 5:30-8PM, Holidaily Brewery in Golden, Colorado will host an elite female athlete panel to benefit World Bicycle Relief. The focus of the event is around women’s equality in sport, what it takes to train and race at an elite level while balancing life’s other commitments, women-specific training and racing tips, and how we as an athlete community can come together to support our accomplishments. It’s a women’s-only event.

The $25 entry fee (payable at the door via cash or credit card) will give guests a stainless steel World Bicycle Relief mug, a raffle ticket, a specialty Holidaily beer, and dinner from The Cyclists Menu. There will be a silent auction that will include a Specialized Lululemon road bike with Shimano Ultegra components, Rudy Project Wingspan helmet, a Blueseventy wetsuit, 2 months of multi-sport coaching services from Heidi Rentz ($600 value). A raffle will also be held! All proceeds to benefit World Bicycle Relief.

Panelists

molly smith

Molly Smith, Elite Triathlete

Motto:

You can do this!

3 proudest achievements in sport:

  1. 2015 Overall Female Champion at Legend 100 Triathlon
  2. 2016 Age Group Champion, Coeur d’Alene 70.3
  3. Top American 35-39 age group finisher at 2015 Ironman 70.3 World Championships (3rd American amateur)

Favorite emoji:

– Smiley face eating a cupcake

Up Next

– Steelhead 70.3 (on 8/14). Since I’ll have just finished that race at the time of the event, the next race after that will be the new 106-Degree West Endurance Triathlon in Dillon, CO on 9/10.

Bucket list item

– To see the Northern Lights

kim dobsonKim Dobson, “Queen of the Uphill”

Motto in life/sport: Physical activity is a privilege. Enjoy it and be grateful!

3 proudest achievements in sport:

1) Pikes Peak Ascent and Mt. Evans a Ascent course record holder

2) 4x Mt. Washington winner

3) Getting back into racing after having my son, thanks to the wonderful support of my husband and family!

Spirit animal or favorite emoji ;): Golden Retriever spirit animal

Up Next: Pikes Peak Double (Ascent Saturday, marathon Sunday)

Bucket list item: not quite sure what you mean by this. Like favorite item? Or item I want most?

 

heidi rentzHeidi Rentz, Elite XTERRA/Mountain Racer

Motto:

When I’m out there racing my bike and having a lousy day (it happens!!), I take a step back and remind myself why I’m out there (for the love of the sport, to get in my own zone, to challenge myself)… then, I put a smile on my face, encourage others around me to keep pushing, and whip around on my bike and enjoy the day!! That way, when I jump into a race it’s always a win-win. If I’m feeling challenged at work, overwhelmed… I take a step back, settle in, and try to enjoy piecing it all together. We only have this one life, right?! Sometimes you just have to take a step back, smile, and remind yourself not to take life so seriously.

Proudest accomplishments:

1) The time I took a group of my girlfriends on their first mountain bike ride – ever. It’s become an enormous part of each of these gal’s lives, and it’s been incredible watching them grow more and more passionate about the sport every year.

2) On that note, I will never forget my first mountain bike ride! I was 22 years old & it was the best day of my life!! Shortly after, I bought my first mountain bike, drove up to Winter Park, CO all by myself, & jumped into a 30 mile mountain bike race. The furthest I had ridden on a mountain bike before that day was maybe 10 miles…. I had no idea what I was getting myself into, it was so hard!! It was so much fun. I finished in dead last place. You gotta start somewhere, right?!

2) The Moab Trail Marathon, 2013: It was early November & pouring rain for the entire race!! The canyons were flash flooding so deep that I went in over my head a handful of times, the mud was so thick that up every little dirt uphill would make you slide back down. It was cold, challenging………. amazing!! The cold rain added such a unique & special element that day, something I will never forget. I was winning the race up until mile 23, but my entire body cramped up worse than I ever knew could be possible. Every once in awhile I turned around and saw the 2nd place gal in the distance. I knew I had to keep moving. Around mile 23 there was a rock climbing section and my entire body locked up. I had to down climb back and take a moment to recover as I watched 2nd place pass me. I did my best to waddle along behind her and I finished with a huge smile on my face in 2nd place!! Whoa, I did it!!

Spirit Animal:

The Dolphin.

Up Next:

Gold Rush Bike Rally 50 mile gravel race ~ Boulder, CO

Bucket List Item:

Bike pack around Vietnam with my man, learn, explore, and eat as many asian noodles & spicy food as possible!

junko ultraJunko Kazukawa, Leadwoman/UltraRunner

Motto: Don’t give up/ Have fun

3 proudest achievements in Sport:

-Completed the Leadville 100 Leadville after 2nd cancer bout

– 2015 Grandslam (female 1st) and Leadwoman (female 3rd) finish

– UTMF- Ultra Trail Mount Fuji 4 days after Boston Marathon

Emoji – Ninja

Up Next:

UTMB – Ultra Trail Mount Blanc / and summit attempt Mount Blanc after Race (6days guided)

Bucket List:

Hardrock for sure, more international races around world

 

ashley morganAshley Daly Morgan, Regional Frisbee Champ

Motto:

I do not have a motto – but it would be something like, “leave everything on the field/or in the pool”

3 proudest achievements in sport:

  1. Olympic Trials Finalist 200 IM 2000
  2. Making a comeback after a bad two seasons and setting state record in 200IM
  3. Ultimate Frisbee National Champion 2014

Spirit animal or favorite emoji:

Honey badger

Up Next

We have two tournaments before Nationals – but the next big game is Nationals in October

Bucket list item

Take on triathlons after having a family

 

katy blakemoreThe panel will be moderated by Katy Blakemore Evans.

Motto: I don’t really have one, but my dad said “Do your best! Have fun!” to me before pretty much everything I’ve ever done and I think that is the best advice I’ve ever received, so I suppose that might be it.

3 proudest achievements:

11 time belly flop champion and inducted into my pool’s hall of fame

Being able to swim for Stanford

Placing in the money against some of my idols at Ironman Texas and Ironman Arizona 2014. 2nd at Boulder 70.3.

Favorite emoji: smiley face. Simple, but I like smiling 🙂

Up Next: Probably the Lake Dillon Half Ironman and then a late fall Full.

Bucket List:

Too many to write! For triathlon they are Kona, Norseman, Wildflower, Alcatraz, Roth. The usual suspects 🙂

 

Sponsor Profiles

Holidaily

karen hertzFounder Karen Hertz

“Holidaily is not only about selling great products but actually improving the lives of people who have likely been sick with a wide range of symptoms. We are on a mission to give people a good, gluten-free beer drinking experience. It’s really about so much more than beer.” Karen Hertz, Founder

Holidaily is the passion project of Karen Hertz, a craft beer enthusiast and lover of living life to the fullest. Karen survived melanoma and thyroid cancer in her early 30’s, leading to a treatment plan including a gluten-free diet. Along with beating cancer came the desire to focus on health, happiness and a commitment to celebrate life every single day.

As a beer lover, being gluten intolerant meant only drinking gluten-free beer or not partaking in social activities in the same way her friends and family could. The lack of good tasting, gluten-free options was a challenge for Karen – one that she was driven to overcome. Years of taste testing GF beers, research on gluten-free ingredients and an understanding of processes other brewing companies utilized led her to believe there was a better way.

And so, the idea of Holidaily Brewing Company was born: a company dedicated to creating excellent tasting gluten-free beer.

world bike reliefWorld Bicycle Relief

World Bicycle Relief mobilizes people through The Power of Bicycles. We envision a world where distance is no longer a barrier to independence and livelihood.

World Bicycle Relief has distributed over 300,000 bikes since being founded in 2005.

  • They focus on mobilizing individuals through the power of bicycles.
  • Focus on connecting students with their education, healthcare workers with patients, and entrepreneurs with economic opportunities
  • Just $147 puts a new, locally assembled, specifically designed bicycle into the hands of someone in need
  • According to The World Bank, “There is no investment more effective for achieving development goals than educating girls.” WBR focuses 70% of our education bikes on girls as we see girls stay in school longer, start families later, and reinvest in their families

The Cyclist’s Menu

Connecting people directly with the food and land in beautiful places.

At The Cyclist’s Menu, it’s no longer just about incredible riding, learning how to challenge yourself, or visit a new place on this planet. Our mission is to offer an experience in food and dining, truly unique to Executive Chef; Zander Ault, Head Coach; Heidi Rentz and each community we invite our guests to. We do this by creating an atmosphere at the beginning, middle and end of each day, focused on the table where we taste the flavors of the season, the California coast, the Rocky Mountains and the desert of Tucson, Arizona… to name a few! Experience the beauty of sitting down with your own private chef and connect with a place by exposing your senses to the wonders of its bounty. We have many miles in the future together, we can’t wait to saddle up and get hungry with you!

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