FYI: Mobility and Resource Fair 3/8/2012 2-7pm

We wanted to give everyone a heads up if you happen to be near the Wheat Ridge, Colorado area tomorrow, March 8th. Athletes in Tandem will have a booth at the Mobility and Resource Fair from 2-7pm. If you would like to volunteer, support or find out more information about what Athletes in Tandem does or how to get involved tomorrow would be a perfect time to do so.

Directions and more information about the fair can be found here:


75 Days To Go…Featured Athlete Twins!! Libby & James & Thank You Emily & James!

Featured Athlete: Libby

Featured Athlete: James

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86 Days To Go…AiT Has Been Busy


Time keeps running away from us very quickly here. Cannot believe we only have less than 100 days left until the race, winter will hopefully be on its way out soon & Athletes in Tandem has been competing in many events lately!

Athletes in Tandem participant PJ Synder ran his first 10k at the Yeti Chase on January 28th! Way to go PJ!!

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94 Days To Go…Featured Athlete Jamie

Featured Athlete: Jamie

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101 Days To Go…Thank You Stanton’s & training update!

We would like to thank Mr. & Mrs. Stanton, dear friends from Michigan, for donating to help support Athletes in Tandem! Your kind donation will help support challenged athletes to participate in competitive events.

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104 Days To Go…Huge Thank You to N.W. Michigan Suppliers -The Randall’s

We wanted thank N.W. Michigan Suppliers, the Randall’s, for their gracious donation to Athletes in Tandem! I, Stephanie, could not be more thankful for their support and generosity throughout our training and fundraising efforts. Thank you thank you & we look forward to putting your logo on the back of our shirts to run in! Much love to my family~

108 Days To Go…Birthday Run

Yesterday we had a fantastic 18 mile run here in Fort Collins on Steph’s Birthday! Our longest run to date & it went pretty well for both of us. Fortunately, the weather was great & the winds were minimal. We had a busy week hitting the gym continuing our strength training exercises & working on our tempo runs. As we fly right into the last 15 weeks of training, our paces & motivation is beginning to pick up. Continue reading

113 Days To Go…Featured Athlete Brian

Brian is a great guy with a wonderful personality and a zest to just go and go fast.  Brian has Cerebral Palsy, but doesn’t let that get in the way of living fast.  Continue reading

117 Days To Go…Welcome Absolute Performance Chiropractic

We are thrilled to welcome Dr. Matt Schick of Absolute Performance Chiropractic as a new sponsor for Athletes in Tandem! Thank you again for your kind donation and supporting an inspiring organization.
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Congrats to AiT & Dennis for receiving the 2011 Spirit of Fort Collins Award!!!

What an incredible honor to be recognized by the City of Fort Collins as the 2011 recipient of the Spirit Award! Dennis has the biggest heart, is such  a kind soul & has incredible motivation in order to train and recruit athletes to touch so many beautiful people across the country. We could not be happier to be supporting Athletes in Tandem & have such respect for everything Dennis had accomplished~

To view the Athletes in Tandem award acceptance, please click ahead to minute 29:00.

Spirit of Fort Collins

This award recognizes an individual, business, or organization who exemplifies the spirit of assisting persons with disabilities in our community.

2011 Spirit of Fort Collins Award Winner
Athletes in Tandem, a local non-profit created by Dennis Vanderheiden

Athletes in Tandem was nominated by Hettie Hueber:

‘I’ve never met Mr. Vanderheiden or any of his volunteers or any of the challenged athletes who participate in his program. What I have seen is the excitement and pride on the faces of everyone involved when Athlete In Tandem teams cross the finish line, along with the respect and excitement they inspire in race spectators.’