During the 2015 Ideal Beach Triathlon, one of our participants, Toby Deweese, collapsed suddenly and was tragically pronounced dead by first responders.
Toby was a business partner of Surf Air Wireless and friend of Gene Crusie, one of the race organizers and President of Surf Air Wireless. Surf Air Wireless is sponsoring this year’s event to honor DeWeese. “Our entire organization believed that Toby had a warrior’s heart. He took life by the horns and aggressively overcame challenges. He was on his way to regaining fitness by exercising, losing weight and improving his diet” said Crusie.
In honor of who Toby was and what he was trying to do, The Ideal Beach Triathlon leadership team will present a participant at the 2019 event with the “Toby Deweese - Heart of a Warrior Award”. This award will be given to the participant that most reflects Toby’s personality, character, and ability to overcome adversity. If you or someone you know is competing in the 5k, 10k or triathlon for the first time or has overcome life challenges to get to the starting line of this year’s event, please let us know!
Any participant in the 2019 Ideal Beach Triathlon, 5k run, or 5k walk are eligible to be nominated.