The 1st Annual Karla Hendricks For Love of Life Sprint Triathlon and Golf Tournament is located at Curtis Park and the Gauntlet Golf Club on June 7, 2014.

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Our Story

Welcome to The Karla Hendrix For Love Of Life Sprint Triathlon And Health and Wellness Fair. We are making this an annual event and hope that you will join us on June 7, 2014, at Curtis Memorial Park in Fredericksburg Virginia, in some way shape or form.

This is our story, of two retired military wives who don’t know the meaning of quit! In May of 2013 when I turned 50, I approached my dear friend Karla Hendrix who has MS, I invited her to celebrate life with me by doing something new, I invited her to join me in a Sprint triathlon, where I would pull and push her through and she would encourage me along. (Because isn’t that what we as military wives do?) She very happily agreed, but after speaking with her Doctor it was evident that her condition had gotten to the point she would not be able to compete with me. So being the military wives we are, we came up with Plan B. We would host a Sprint Triathlon in her honor and I would be her arms and legs and compete in her honor.
Because we believe prevention is better than the cure we are also hosting a Health and Wellness fair with Vendors who have important news about health and wellness as well as our sponsors who also believe in Health and Wellness and who are making this event possible. Music games and other fun things, and also great and Healthy Food!

Now comes the best part of our story, all proceeds will go to three of our favorite charities, The Wounded Warrior Project, The Multiple Sclerosis Society and S.E.R.V.E. Stafford emergency food bank.

Please invite your friends, family, co-workers, neighbors and anyone else who you think would be interested in joining us on the day of the event, we look forward to seeing you there.

For more information please email Myklind Messinger, Chairman and Race Coordinator at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. On behalf of Karla, myself, our families and our three favorite charities we thank you : )