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PeasantMan 2016

High Clouders - Monday, March 14, 2016
Sign up for PeasantMan 2016 at: 


http://www.imathlete.com/events/EventOverview.aspx?fEID=24333
PeasantMan 2015

PeasantMan edition of "One moment In Time" by Whitney Houston

Posted by High Cloud PeasantMan Triathlon on Thursday, January 7, 2016

Results 2016 Cloud Snapple Half Marathon

High Clouders - Tuesday, March 01, 2016

See the official results from the 2016 Cloud Snapple Half Marathon on the following link:

http://www.highcloud.org/cloudsnapple

Also post your pics and experiences on our Facebook page:

https://www.facebook.com/highcloudfoundation/

Join us at our upcoming High Cloud PeasantMan Triathlon -- Group rides, runs, open water swim clinics, bike and multiple triathlon clinics, BBQs, culminating in a Sprint and Olympic distance Triathlon where every finisher gets an awesome cupcake -- doesn't get better than that for sure! 

https://www.facebook.com/PeasantMan


Cloud Snapple Half Marathon - Valentines Day Special

High Clouders - Sunday, February 07, 2016
Join us February 28th for the Cloud Snapple Half Marathon! The Race will start at 9am and prizes will be given to the top 3 females and top 3 males. We will have a great post race festival to include hot soup,bagels, and tons of goodies such as gift cards, superfeet and tons of Snapple!

We have set up an exclusive discount code for Valentines Day that you can use for the Cloud Snapple Half Marathon until 14 FEB:

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- Just enter the above code at checkout in the "discounts code" section to get $15 off!

Running Motivation: Dream Makers

High Clouders - Saturday, August 29, 2015

How it all started!

Matt and Adriana on their running clothes posing for a Runner's Magazine photo session.

A couple taps into endurance - theirs and other runners' - to help underprivileged kids.. By Sarah Lorge Butler. Runner's World.

Adriana and Matt Anderson's average day is like a marathon. They rise most mornings at 6:30 to work as management consultants in Washington, D.C. They return to their Alexandria, Virginia, apartment at 7 p.m. and head out for a run. Afterward, their second shift starts. They're often at the dining-room table until 2 a.m., working on High Cloud Foundation, a nonprofit running organization they founded a year ago to send food and supplies to poor children in South America, Africa, the Middle East, and India.


Humanitarian mission to Colombia

High Clouders - Friday, August 28, 2015

A group of members of the High Cloud Foundation moved from Bogota to San Luis, municipality of Tolima, to provide a humanitarian mission related to health and education.

The mission was to help children of limited economic resources within El Limonar area of Tolima, Also, High Cloud had the objective to help single mothers to which the Foundation has contributed crafts classes, providing them food and clothing donated by families in the United States.

The campaign began at 11 am with a conference led by Miss Paola Cuevas, nursing student, who provided a seminar on: “Healthy living”. During her presentation she explained the following topics:

  • Feeding children.
  • Healthy habits.
  • How to care for our bodies, as families live in the countryside, live in mud and wood houses and lack of potable water.

She instructed children how food is fuel for the body and is the source of energy and nourishment for your body to function properly. She also illustrated to them on conditions and diseases that can arise from poor or inadequate nutrition.

As for healthy habits, the High Clouder Daniela Lozano, dental student, taught the benefits of using the toothbrush and cream to cleanse daily after meals, which prevents decay and ultimate loss tooth.

The mothers took careful note of the explanations given by the lecturers on how to learn to eat well, with little food available to them according to the region where they live, to achieve a healthy life.

After the speeches were given children were provided with a health kit consisting of: toothbrush and toothpaste, toilet paper and talc, a team of notebooks, folders, pencils, erasers, pencil sharpener, colors, black and red pens, plastic school kit and slates for younger children, balls, carts and hats because it is a very hot area.

The single mothers were given some kitchen utensils, food and clothing collected in the United States.

Yasmin Lozano a nurse from the local community, provided a fully equipped first aid kit with the necessary medicines to provide emergency assistance

After the activities, all of the attendees were provided a lunch. Mothers and children were happy, not only with what they learned, but also toys and health and school kits they received.

Below are photographs of the children who are so very grateful to the High Cloud Foundation for all the help we give each year in Colombia.

 

Melissa Tovar 

High Cloud Colombia






Cloud of Environment Program in Colombia

High Clouders - Friday, August 28, 2015
In partnership with Universidad El Bosque in Colombia, the High Clouders provided a "Cloud of Environment" project, helping the local community of San Cristobal.  Below is a short write up of this great project! 

Incluye en sus misiones humanitarias, un especial énfasis en la protección del medio ambiente.  Realizan sensibilización de las comunidades hacia la conservación del entorno natural y el fomento de la responsabilidad con el manejo adecuado de los recursos naturales renovables y no renovables, mediante apoyo a programas de saneamiento básico, métodos de reciclado y sostenibilidad. Cuenta con más de 100 voluntarios distribuidos en los sitios donde tienen proyectos establecidos.



A través de su líder Hermencia Guacaneme, quien colaboraba con el proyecto de investigación de la Quebrada San Cristóbal. Las integrantes son mujeres cabezas de hogar cuyo lema es “Mujeres construyendo territorio, tejiendo lazos solidarios y compartiendo saberes y sabores en el barrio Cerro Norte”. 

Han venido trabajando en diferentes actividades como tejidos y culinaria, buscando rescatar saberes y enseñando a los jóvenes y niños, mostrando un fuerte compromiso con la comunidad y una gran fortaleza que han ganando a través del tiempo.




La Fundación aprobó el proyecto elaborado por la Profesora Laura Guerrero y donó que se invirtieron en la compra de elementos para fortalecer la actividad productiva del grupo: Fabricación de pomadas y aceites naturales.



El proyecto recibió la visita de la Dra. Tu Carol Nguyen el 5 de abril de 2013, miembro de la Junta Directiva de la Fundación, quien quedó muy satisfecha con el apoyo brindado al grupo de mujeres que la recibieron con mucho cariño y agradecimiento. 


High Cloud Toys for Tots Xmas Event

High Clouders - Friday, August 28, 2015

As many of you know every year during the holidays, High Clouders get together at Bicycle Pro Shop in Alexandria to put together a ton of tricycles for disadvantaged children throughout Virginia and Washington DC.  We will make sure to let you know when this year's event will occur as we would love to have you join us!

Please see pictures below from our past event:













High Cloud PMan 2016 is OPEN

High Clouders - Friday, August 28, 2015

High Cloud PeasantMan Triathlon 2016 is OPEN!!! Please click the below link to register:

http://www.imathlete.com/events/EventOverview.aspx?fEID=24333

Also, please see the below link for almost 400 pics from our past event -- courtesy of the LUNA Chix!!

https://www.flickr.com/photos/sheddshots/sets/72157651959383570/

High Cloud PMan 2015 Pics and Vid

High Clouders - Friday, August 28, 2015
Peasantman 2015 was AWESOME! Another great year of watching some incredible people complete thier first triathlon and some just tune up for another great year! Seeing some struggle in the beginning but then smile when they cross the finishline is so great. It is always awesome catching up with old friends and meeting new ones. Here are some goofy photos from the weekend.

http://youtu.be/Srbao9YlCfs  (Click to see a cool video of the event!!)










PeasantMan 2015

High Clouders - Tuesday, April 14, 2015
High Cloud PeasantMan Triathlon




High Cloud's 2015 PeasantMan Triathlon is now OPEN!  Click HERE or go to the following site:


Race Fees:  $80:

Prices for the Sprint and Olympic are the same.  

We are going to eventually jack up the price like nobody's business.   Sign up now and save $millions. 

Join us on Sunday, May 3rd, 2015 at the High Cloud PeasantMan Triathlon at the beautiful Lake Anna State Park and Beach.  Both the Sprint and Olympic will take place on the same day.  The run will be along the trails overlooking the Lake. The bike ride will be  11/22 miles. The swim will have a 750/1,500 meters. The run will have a 5k/10k.   

As part of the PeasantMan experience, we will hold a variety of activities the day before the race.  These activities include

    A.  Open water swim clinic, followed by an open water swim

    B.  Basic bike maintenance and riding etiquette for newbies

    C.  Organized bike ride, with cuesheet, between 11-100+ miles.  The bike ride will take place on the Kinetic Half course for the veterans or just within the part and away from fast moving cars for the newbies.  The format of the rides will be that of any century rides that you have been a part of.

    D. BBQ with all of your new friends! 

High Cloud's PeasantMan has swag, professional timing, raffles, on-course support to keep you pumped up, sponsored food, beverages and much more! You will reach your High Cloud and get a whole VIP experience with your PeasantMan victory celebration! We have everything to make this a great event. It is more than a training day; it is global event embracing many communities, children and athletes at once! Proceeds from the event will go to provide educational and sports programs to the High Cloud and Achieve children!

If you want to show up only to swim, bike, run, or any combo of the three .... that is also acceptable! This is a training weekend with a picnic in a social atmosphere as opposed to a competitive one. No one there will be tracking your time. You go and handle things at your own pace.  Timing splits will be posted online for all those who wish to know that info.   Come out and have fun with folks who share your passions.

We would like you to join our Firstgiving High Cloud PeasantMan Challenge, where you would be eligible for some fabulous raffle prizes including a bike from Pro Bicycle Shop.

To do so, please click the following link and sign up:  http://www.firstgiving.com/highcloud

For more information contact us at peasantman@highcloud.org.

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