The Mullica Hill Women’s Triathlon Club is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization that works to empower women, strengthen communities, and transform lives.  In 2017, the MHWTC will build upon our mission with a new and exciting initiative.  We even have a hashtag: #togetherwetri

2017 Initiative: Inclusion in Endurance Sports

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Women whose lives intersect with intellectual or physical disabilities, whether as individuals or as caregivers, face unique challenges.  This year’s programming will include several initiatives designed to empower, embolden, and ultimately transform the lives of all individuals with disabilities and their caregivers. With the goal of inclusion in the world of endurance sports, our efforts will focus upon improving opportunity, accessibility, and support so that ALL individuals can feel the transformative power that occurs after crossing that finish line.

We are excited to work with two incredible organizations: the South Jersey chapter of Ainsley’s Angels and Athletes with Disabilities Network Northeast Chapter.

Ainsley’s Angels

Ainsley’s Angels is an organiation dedicated to making endurance events accessible to all and build awareness about inclusion of the special needs community in all aspects of life.  They offer opportunity for athletes with disabilities to compete through their race series, through the provision of special racing wheelchairs, and most importantly, by pairing an able-bodied Angel Runner with an Angel Athlete-Rider. Three Angel Runners form an Angel Team to push their Angel Athlete-Rider across the finish line of an endurance running race. This race could be anything from a 5K to a half-marathon or marathon (no triathlons).

The MHWTC will support Ainsley’s Angels this year by encouraging our members to volunteer as runners and by fundraising for the purchase of more racing chairs.

Want to make a difference in someone’s life?

Click HERE to sign up as a volunteer runner for Ainsley’s Angels.

Athletes With Disabilities Network

The AWD Network, Northeast Chapter promotes a better quality of life for people with physical disabilities, particularly veterans and first responders. The organization provides mentoring and outreach to those affected by disabling illnesses, sensory impairment (such as blindness/visual impairment), mental health issues (such as PTSD), and traumatic disability (such as limb amputation). Not only does AWD provide resources and support, but also creates opportunities for participation in athletic activities (whether competitively or recreationally) which increases self-esteem and provides a sense of identity and purpose.

AWD is always in need of athletes who can serve as sighted guides for athletes with Visual Impairments/Blindness who want to participate in an endurance race — from a 5K to a triathlon. The MHWTC will help support this organization by encouraging interested members to serve as guides, and/or to support the AWD events/races in the community, such as the AWD Network’s 5K & 1-Mile Fun Run at Cooper River Park May 13.

Want to make a difference in someone’s life?

Click HERE to sign up as a guide for a Visually Impaired Athletes

For more information on our 2017 #togetherwetri campaign, please contact

Lydia DelRosso at lydia@mhwtc.com.

Bike Safety & Scholarships

The MHWTC will continue to promote and expand on our bike safety campaign and scholarship programs.

Individual Requests for Charitable Donation

We honor a limited number of monetary donation requests from our club members.  All donation requests must be charitable in nature, submitted in writing and will be subject to MHWTC donation request policies.  Requests are reviewed quarterly by an appointed committee. The founding members of the MHWTC neither sit on this committee nor participate in the selection process.

If you would like to submit a request for a charitable donation from the MHWTC, please click here for more information.  Questions please email our committee directly at charity@mhwtc.com.