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Scottsdale resident embarks on coast-to-coast ride

Posted 5/31/22

Beginning June 18, 2022, Crystal Waltman, One Mile Team coordinator from Scottsdale, will embark on a journey that is truly a test of camaraderie, as well as mental and physical toughness with a commitment to the cause – Semper Fi & America’s Fund.

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Scottsdale resident embarks on coast-to-coast ride

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Beginning June 18, 2022, Crystal Waltman, One Mile Team coordinator from Scottsdale, will embark on a journey that is truly a test of camaraderie, as well as mental and physical toughness with a commitment to the cause – Semper Fi & America’s Fund.

As a team member in Race Across America, Waltman/Team One Mile will be supporting eight riders traveling 3,000 miles across the North American continent from the Pacific Ocean to the Atlantic Ocean.

Waltman, author of "Quitting To Win," is a motivational speaker. She is a contributor to many different platforms and topics including sobriety, fitness, and emotional wellness. She's been recovering out loud for many years from addiction and back surgery.

Waltman is a fourth-generation Arizonian resident and a graduate of Arizona State University. She achieved a collegiate softball scholarship and was part of a national championship winning team. She is on the advisory board of the sold-out Youth Foundation, and an advisor for the upcoming film - "Travel Ball."

Team One Mile is on a mission to help veterans, first responders, their families, and those struggling from trauma. Team One Mile combines veterans and civilians to recreate the teamwork and purpose needed to succeed and heal.

RAAM gives long-distance cyclists the opportunity to challenge themselves to the height of their abilities. Fewer than 2,500 cyclists have completed RAAM since its first edition in 1982. Solo winners complete the course in under nine days, and winning teams complete the journey in less than six days. These modern-day heroes brave the desert, plains, and mountain weather, lead a crew and a mini-organization of support, and raise thousands of dollars for charities around the world.

“This year, RAAM celebrates 36 years of uniting people from around the world with a shared love for cycling and adventure through team bonding, struggle and a strong sense of accomplishment,” said Fred Boethling, owner of RAAM, and solo and two-man team finisher. “It’s man against the elements, the road, and ultimately, him or herself.”

To follow Team One Mile’s progress in this year’s Race Across America, visit RAAM online or Team One Mile on Facebook.

One Mile Team, Scottsdale, journey, camaraderie, mental toughness, physical toughness, Semper Fi & America’s Fund, Race Across America, Crystal Waltman

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