• Bob Babbitt, Co-Founder of the Challenged Athletes Foundation and Kathy Kinane Co-Founder of the O’side Turkey Trot

    October 21, 2016

    Richard and Joe welcomed two special guests this week.

    Their first guest was Kathy Kinane, President of Kinane Events, Inc., and co-founder for the Pacific Marine Credit Union Oceanside Turkey Trot.

    Photo of Move Your Feet Before You Eat Co-Founder Kathy KinaneKathy Kinane has been marketing, managing and participating in running races, triathlons, bike tours, sports tournaments for over 30 years, and she was honored in February 2015 by RunningUSA.com as a 2015 Trailblazer. Kinane Events has put on 190 events in the last two decades. Richard and Kathy co-founded The Move Your Feet Before You Eat Foundation that puts on the 5k and other races held in downtown Oceanside on Thanksgiving morning. Celebrating its 11th year the Oceanside Turkey Trot is now the 8th largest Turkey Trot in the country and the 2nd Largest in California! The event benefits Oceanside schools and local charities.

    osideturkeytrot_logo-webDowntown Oceanside celebrates the 11th Annual Pacific Marine Credit Union O’side Turkey Trot on Thanksgiving Day with the return of PMCU as the title sponsor, and an added senior fitness event the day before.

    The event benefits 60+ nonprofits annually, and has put Oceanside on the map nationally as a place for active families to live, work, and play, according to race director, Kathy Kinane of Kinane Events. Runner’s World Magazine named the event a “Top Trot” in the country for the past two years. This national recognition has helped attract participants from 46 states and 460 cities.

    Their second guest wasBob Babbitt, co-founder of the Challenged Athletes Foundation (CAF).

    bob-babbittBob Babbitt co-founded Competitor Magazine back in 1987. Over the next two decades he helped to expand the reach of Competitor Magazine to 11 regions around the country and grew the monthly circulation of the publication to 500,000. More importantly, he and the Competitor brand helped to grow the popularity of the sports of running, triathlon, cycling, mountain biking and obstacle course racing. During that time he also created Competitor Radio, The Competitor Endurance Sports Awards Gala and The Muddy Buddy Ride and Run Series. All of these properties helped to expand the reach of the Competitor brand. At its peak, the Muddy Buddy Ride and Run Series showcased 13 events across the country and over 27,000 participants.

    In 2008, Competitor Magazine, Competitor Radio, the Competitor Endurance Sports Awards Gala and the Muddy Buddy Ride and Run Series were sold to Falconhead Capital and became part of the Competitor Group, now called CGI. Babbitt stayed on with CGI after the initial sale. At CGI, Babbitt was instrumental in the creation of the Training Day Video Series. This series followed star endurance athletes as they prepared for major events and was showcased on YouTube.

    On August 15, 2014, Babbitt launched the Babbitt Media Group, which includes babbittville.com and the Babbittville YouTube Channel. Babbittville Radio proved to be a worthy successor to Competitor Radio. In less than two months it became the number one show on iTunes for amateur sports, and has now had more than 875,000 downloads.

    Babbitt is also the co-founder of The Challenged Athletes Foundation (CAF), which has raised more than $70 million dollars in its first 22 years to provide the adaptive equipment disabled athletes need to stay in the game of life through sport. On October 21st-23rd, the 23rd Annual Aspen Medical Products San Diego Triathlon Challenge (SDTC) is an event unlike any other in the world. Two hundred physically challenged athletes, 550 able-bodied athletes, celebrities, and sports legends meet in La Jolla, CA to complete a 1 mile ocean swim, 44 mile bike and 10 mile run on one of the most breathtaking courses in the country, all in support of Team CAF.

    It was through the SDTC the late Robin Williams exhibited his tremendous love and support for the CAF. An avid cyclist, Williams attended many of the SDTC events. Currently, his children are auctioning his impressive collection of bikes for the benefit of the CAF. The auction is being hosted on Paddle8.com from October 13th – 25th. Conan O’Brien explains the auction and its importance in this short video.

    Listen to a podcast of Kathy Kinane and Bob Babbitt’s interviews!
    Listen to a podcast of Kathy Kinane’s interview!
    Listen to a podcast of Bob Babbitt’s interview!

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