First Descents

Team Life's a Beach Aggregate Ironman FD Challenge

Current Team Total Raised: $2,380

Who We Are: A group of friends, motivated to stay fit through a physical challenge dedicated to raising awareness and funds to help young adult cancer survivors via a non-profit called First Descents.

What We're Doing: Completing an Ironman. Yikes! That's more than our busy lives can allow, so we're doing it in segments.

A Bit About First Descents: First Descents offers young adult cancer fighters and survivors (ages 18 to 39) a free week-long outdoor adventure experience designed to enable them to climb, paddle and surf beyond their diagnosis, defy their cancer, reclaim their lives and connect with others doing the same. (Learn more at First Descents)

To Make a Donation or Join our Team: Register at Team Life's a Beach Fundraising Page, and I'll add you to our Facebook group.

And now, the fun part: Meet our Team:


Alyson Llerandi

Her Progress:

  • Half IronMan Mont-Tremblant Quebac: 5:48.22 (and she finished in the top tier amongst the women. WOW!)
  • Half IronMan Mighty Man, September 2013: 6:10
  • Final race time: 11:58.22

Lauren Loberg

Her Progress:
  • 5k Run: 
  • Cumulative race time: X
  • Next event: TBD


Emily MacCormick

Her Progress:
  • PurpleStride 5k Run (Denver, CO): non-timed
  • Cumulative race time: 
  • Next event: August 10 Georgetown to Idaho Springs Half Marathonhttp://www.gtishalf.org/



Jill Martin

Her Progress:
  • Next event: TBD



Shelley Nolden

Her Progress:


Carrie, Cancer Survivor and First Descents Alum

Her Progress:
  • Next event: TBD

Sarah Young

Her Progress:


And finally, for anyone who'd like to read about Shelley's First Descents camp experience: 

First Descents, May 24, 2012

First Descents Trip - T Minus One Day, June 5, 2012

First Descents Kayaking: Day 3, June 9, 2012

First Descents Kayaking Pics, June 19, 2012

Abridged Version of "Exit" on HuffPost