Hailey Danz wearing a Paralympic silver medal with her family crowded around her smiling and pointing at her.

Victory Lap ’22

A postseason celebration

Victory Lap is a family-friendly celebration honoring the accomplishments and community of Dare2tri athletes. Join us for this very special event featuring guest speakers, live music, games, food, beverages, and much more.

Is this Dare2tri’s annual fundraiser?

Yes! If you’ve attended Evening2Inspire in the past, think of Victory Lap as a sister celebration to that event. Proceeds from our ticket and sponsorship sales go toward providing programs, resources, equipment, and funding for athletes with disabilities at every level from recreational to elite.

With your support, we can inspire the next generation of paratriathletes.

Event Details
Date: Sunday, October 16, 2022 • 3-7 p.m.

Location: Community House Winnetka

Cost: $175 (General), $50 (Children 12 and Under)

Honoring Nicole Ver Kuilen

Nicole Ver Kuilen is an athlete and advocate residing in the Pacific Northwest. At age 10, she made the difficult decision to amputate her left leg to save her life from cancer. She would then spend the next 16 years fighting an outdated healthcare system to get access to the prosthetic technology she needed to be physically active. Running prosthetics are considered “not medically necessary” and denied by insurance. The cost of a running blade, $15,000-$25,000 per limb, made it unattainable for Nicole and her family.

In 2017, Nicole had finally endured enough, which inspired her to engage in political activism and advocacy. So, she quit her job and took on a 1,500 mile triathlon – swimming, biking, and running down the Pacific Coast – to advocate and educate others on the barriers individuals like her face to living full, healthy lives. She called her journey Forrest Stump.

Athlete Nicole Ver Kuilen rides a bike down a trail.


Photo booth images from Victory Lap: A Tokyo Games Homecoming Party, held October 9, 2021.

2022 sponsors

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