2Toms is Proud to Announce Our Partnership with:
2Toms and Race Guards are on a mission to prevent injuries
on the Race Course!
What is Race Guards you might ask?
Race Guards provide in-race first aid for athletic events throughout the country with a focus on running and cycling races, triathlons and endurance events. Race Guards is comprised of volunteers trained in CPR, AED and First Aid who are committed to assisting race participants with any medical or physical support need in a race. They work in concert with the medical director and medical support team at the events to provide medical support from start to finish.
Founder Andy Voggenthaler, an endurance sports enthusiast for over 20 years, has seen a lot of injured and fatigued runners along the way. It was his stopping to help a fellow racer who later passed away that started him thinking about how he could help which is how Race Guards started ensuring that CPR/1st Aid trained (often medical professionals) staff is on the course, running right alongside those who need them – wherever they are along the course.
Voggenthaler, a San Diego resident, originally tested the idea in March 2012 at the Finish Chelsea’s Run in San Diego. Sent out in teams, Race Guards paced the race with the runners so that help was right there when needed. Thirteen runners were assisted by the EMT’s, physician assistants, and doctors who volunteered during that initial race. “The interesting thing that happened at that race was that the Race Guards were all so enthusiastic and excited to have helped,” said Voggenthaler. Read the full interview here
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