Sarah Cira's journey to become an Ironman!

It may come to no surprise that I've had a goal to become an Ironman like my dad since I was 8 years old!  After years of multiple joint surgeries and chronic back pain, I finally got back to being able to run again.  As it turns out, this was also the same time that my dad was diagnosed with terminal cancer.  

Knowing my dad only had about 1-2 years to live,  I trained like never before and was able to compete in my 1st 1/2 marathon, full marathon and 70.3 Ironman with my dad there to watch me finish!  I soaked up as much knowledge and wisdom from my dad as I possibly could!

I've now come to the point in my life where I'm ready to take on my 1st Ironman in Louisville on October 9th, 2016!  

I'm competing not only in honor of my dad, but for Michiana challenged athletes!  Please take a moment to make a contribution towards the mission my dad and I have helped create.  Thank you!

 

Sarah finished her 1st half marathon 2012 with her dad at the finish line after being diagnosed with brain cancer

 Sarah and Steve-O at the finish chute coming in for my 1st half marathon finish in 2012! 

Sarah and Steve-O post brain surgery in Florida, April 2012

Sarah and Steve-O post brain surgery in Florida, April 2012

 Giving my dad his splits up Pilani Dr. Hill on way out to Energy Lab in Kona in 2000!

 

Grandpa giving kisses to Layne at Niles Triathlon 2010!

Achieving my dream of completing the Chicago Marathon in honor of my dad while raising over $5,000 for American Brain Tumor Association!

 

Cole and Logan introduce Layne to Grandpa for the 1st time! 

 

My 1st Half Ironman (Muncie) continuing a 30 year "Smith" tradition!

 

Checks can be made out to "Racing For Steve-O, Inc." and mailed to 14831 Copper Penny Dr.  Granger, In 46530

If you'd like to learn how you can help or start your own fundraising webpage and "Race" for Steve-O, please visit "Join Our Team" tab at the top of this website.  Thanks!


published Steve-O's 100x100 Swim Challenge 2015-09-24 09:10:10 -0400

Steve-O's 100x100 Swim Challenge

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Are you tough enough to take on "Steve-O’s 100X100 Swim Challenge"?  Stay motivated during the holidays by taking part in 1 of 3 levels of swimming bliss!

As a high school swim coach, Steve-O would traditionally have his swimmers swim 100x100 on New Year's Eve. We would like to continue this tradition by challenging brave swimmers nationwide! Grab your friends, swim teams and tri buddies and hit the deck! Pick a challenge level below and complete the workout by Dec. 31st at midnight! 


3 Levels of Challenges:


Big Honu Challenge:
Swim all 100x100’s in one day! 


Raising Phoenix:
Swim 100x100’s in 1 week


Turtle Speed:
Swim 100x100’s in 1 month

 

Please feel free to set up your own personal online fundraising campaign at:

http://www.racingforsteveo.org/join_our_team

Thank you for your support and good luck!!

 

Steve-O's 100x100 Swim Challenge "Big Honu" Hall of Fame (Certified BTTW Beasts!!) 

Adam's High School Swim Teams (coached by Steve-O and all teams that have carried on the tradition!)

Emily Fruehwirth (2017 & 2018)

Claire Bowden (2017)

Adam Chaim

Sarah Cira (2015)

Lori Crawford

Gene Cruise

Jason Demeter

Tracy Eaves

Andrea Groote (2015)

DJ Hanback

Keith Higginbottom

Maureen Kennedy

Kevin Kurtz

Marc Laudeman

Tim Legge

Tom Levau

Laura Malcolm

Meredith ??  

Greg Miller

Daniel Mikula

Jake Parks 

Maggie Reagan (2015)

Andy Rosebrook

Doug Satoruis

Brian Schroth

Brad Serf

Greg Shatto

Mike Teske

Chris Tilbury

Doug Troyer

Paula Turk

Bennett Tyson (2017)

Nick Weiler (2015 and Former Swimmer of Steve-O)

Mark Ziegert

Sandy Zielinski

*Please contact Sarah Cira or message us via our Facebook page to be added if you're not listed or want to update your dates**

 

 

 

 


donated via 2017-12-13 17:36:42 -0500

Please donate to Racing For Steve-O!

$25,298.81 raised
GOAL: $25,000.00

Thank you so much for your support of Racing For Steve-O!  The donation you make today helps Steve-O's mission to offer scholarships to children of all abilities so they may participate in recreational activities and camps!  

Did you know it cost $20 per session for therapeutic horseback riding?  Or that it costs $500 for a week at Camp Millhouse?  These costs can brake the bank for so many in our special needs community that can greatly benefit from these essential services!  Please help support these great activities for our Michiana special needs community!

We are a 501c3 non-profit organization.  All donations are tax deductible.

 

  

 


Sarah Cira
896.60MM
Daughter of Steve Smith, runner and triathlete

MY GOAL: $5,000.00
$5,222.97 RAISED
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