In May of 2010, I decided to embark on a journey of racing 500 miles for charity. My rules were simple, I had to mix the sports up (biking, running, triathlon etc) and I couldn't quit once I started.
Over the next few months, I learned a lot about myself, about pain, about commitment, about achieving goals and many other things that I will keep with me for the rest of my life.
In March of 2009, Phil Keoghan, the host of "The Amazing Race" left Los Angeles on his bike for a 40-day ride across America that covered over 3,500 miles. Joining Phil for this grueling journey were his cycling wingman, best friend, a former California Highway Patrol Officer and his father. Together they faced everything from sand storms and freezing temperatures to illness and injury.
In just 40 days he raised $500,000 and unprecedented exposure for the National MS Society.
I am humbled by his tenacity and commitment.
More than that, it shows that Phil is more than a pooka shell wearing mouth piece, hosting a reality show. He is one tough mutha', that backs up his words with actions.
While Phil and his group were traversing their way through the country, a film crew followed them, documenting their journey. The film is completed and Phil will be in Chicago on Thursday, February 11th for the Chicago premiere of "The Ride."
This is a great opportunity to meet a true warrior/philanthropist/pretty good dude, as well as raise money for the Chicago MS Chapter.
The details for tickets are below, as well as a trailer for The Ride.
See You There.
What: Meet Phil Keoghan and view his new documentary film, "The Ride"
When: Thursday, February 10th at 7:30pm
Where: Regal City North Stadium 14, 2600 N. Western Avenue Chicago IL 60647
Cost: $11.00 per person | Purchase tickets now on Fandango