Donning cycling jerseys and clipping on cycling shoes, four San Bernardino County firefighters are taking part this summer in the Race Across America, an ultra- endurance challenge that starts June 17, 2017 in Oceanside, California and ends in Annapolis, Maryland. You can learn more about the race by clicking here.
The 4-man team is racing to raise awareness of cancer in the fire service as well as funds for Cory Norton, a 10-year firefighting veteran who has been battling a rare form of cancer since 2016.
Only 30-years-old, Norton is husband and father of two very young children, both under 5 years old. Norton was diagnosed with an epithelioid sarcoma near his lumbar spine which metastasized into his lungs.
Traversing the 3,089 miles of the Race Across America as part of Team Fire Velo Norton Strong are Captain Tim Goforth, engineers Travis Grapes and Ricky Arnold and medic Sean Jackson. In addition to the relay team cyclists, the team needs a 12-16 person support crew.
Team Fire Velo Norton Strong is fundraising to offset the expenses of the race with remaining proceeds going toward Fire Family Foundation’s Fund for the Norton family.