Monday, April 20, 2015

Press Release - Skidmore Competes for her Pro Card

After a very successful 2014 triathlon season, culminating with a 4th place finish in her age group at the U.S. National Triathlon Championships in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, Meghan Skidmore is setting her sights on the 2015 World Triathlon Championships in Chicago, on September 15th. Meghan is also competing in several elite races hoping to secure her Pro Triathlon license in 2015.

Meg at the finish line at the 2014 U.S. National Triathlon Championships, Milwaukee WI.
Two goodie bags for racing the Olympic Distance on Saturday and the Sprint Distance on Sunday.

Meg competed in (17) triathlons last season, introduced the Olympic distance triathlon into her training and competition, and earned a spot on the podium in (15) of those races, including an overall win at the Lightlife Triathlon in Greenfield, MA. Very few females are the first to cross the finish line in any race, and to do it in the Olympic distance was a huge personal accomplishment for Meg. 

Meghan’s training will focus on finishing within the top 8th percentile of female finishers, in at least
(3) elite races this season. Her first race will bring her to St. Petersburg, Florida, on April 26th, joining a field of 1700+ triathletes including pros, where she will face competition in the open elite division. 

"Setting a goal to meet the criteria so I can apply for my pro card is both exciting and challenging! Knowing I have an excellent coach and manager along with tremendous support from my friends, family and community will keep me mentally tough and physically ready for the next chapter of my triathlon career."

Meg continues to prioritize her structured training schedule, focusing on precision cycling, running technique and improving her performance in the water.  The valuable support that she has been able to cultivate with Team Skidmore, has been critical to her inspiration and success, and invaluable on her journey.  With that, she would like to extend her sincere gratitude to The Mt. Washington Auto Road and Great Glen Trails, Gorham Family Dentistry,, MWV Bicycling Club, Stan and Dan Sports, White Mountain Aquatic Center, Peak Health Sports Massage, Top Notch Inn, Jay’s Quick Lube, Gorham Hardware, Pollock Photo, Smith & Town Printers, Skratch, Stabil Icers and with a special thank you to Dave Power of the Comfort Inn, North Conway, for his help in securing accommodations as she takes her racing across country.

Every dollar contributed and every minute spent in support of Meghan, has been an immense gift and privilege.  Meghan hopes you will continue this journey with her, as she enters a new level of physical challenge and competition.

Do you want to join Team Skidmore and help Meghan achieve her 2015 goals?  She is accepting financial gifts via her blog at, you can forward donations to Regina Ferreira via mail at 339 Randolph Hill Road, Randolph, NH 03593, or you can join Meghan and Team Skidmore at an upcoming fundraising event.  For sponsorship inquiries, please contact Meg at

Shannon Door & Team Skidmore will be hosting a benefit night on Thursday, May 28th, 2015; friends and supporters are asked to gather for pizza and stay for a raffle on Meghan’s behalf (a portion of the proceeds from all pizza sales that evening will benefit Meg’s triathlete pursuits). 

Berlin Bowling Center will host Skidmore Bowling Benefit Night, June 13, 2015; tickets are $25/per person, and include an evening of bowling, friendly competition, pizza, salad and a raffle. Tickets must be purchased in advance. This event is sure to be a fun celebration; don’t miss it!

Libby’s Bistro hosts a benefit night July 9, 2015.  Tickets are $35.00/person.  Join Meghan and Team Skidmore as they celebrate Meg’s race season, all while enjoying expertly and lovingly crafted food by Liz Jackson’s culinary team. Reservations are required and tickets for Libby’s and Bowling can be purchased by contacting Regina Ferreira at 603-915-6665.  

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