ThumbsUp International is a non-profit organization based in Miami, FL USA and organized in 2015. ThumbsUp's mission is to expand attitudes about life's possibilities by connecting people across all abilities to conquer athletic challenges together. We can all dream a little bigger by asking for help and working together. ThumbsUp places people in a position to help fellow adaptive/disabled athletes reach their goals. We hope to elevate the importance of inclusivity, empathy and resilience in our community through races and educational outreach programs in schools. Our pursuit of happiness is the realization that we grow as we face and overcome our struggles and challenges, large and small, resulting in a richer and more satisfying life - especially when it can be shared with others.
1. Documentary "eli" will be screened at the Sunscreen Film Festival (St. Petersburg, FL) on Friday, April 30.
2. 10 Days of Connection 2021 is coming up May 1-10.
3. ThumbsUp presents at Ransom Everglades School.
4. Kerry receives Women's Chamber of Commerce (WCC) "Woman in Sports Award".
2021 & 2022
Events & Race Calendar
Training for Life Bridge Repeats:
Every Thursday for all levels. (Ask to join the WhatsApp group for details) @ Rickenbacker Causeway Bridge
January (all Virtual Jan 10-31)
LifeTime Tropical 5K
LifeTime Miami Half-Marathon
LifeTime Miami Marathon
St. Thomas Episcopal 5K (Virtual)
Huntington's Triathlon (No Info - maybe later in the year @ Larry and Penny Thompson Park)
Superintendent's 5K (Virtual Mar 6-13)
305 Half-Marathon & 5K (Cancelled this year)
Race2Educate presentation to Ransom Everglades over zoom (3/22)
10 Days of Connection w/Radical Partners (May 1-10)
ALS Recovery Fund 5K/10K in Coconut Grove (May 15)
305 Triathlon (May 16)
Integrity Multisport Tri (June 13) - Sprint & Intl @ Key Biscayne - Race 1
Integrity Multisport Tri (July 25) - Sprint & Intl @ Key Biscayne - Race 2
Integrity Multisport Tri (Aug 22) - Sprint & Intl @ Key Biscayne - Race 3
KBTri (Sep 19) - Sprint & Intl @ Key Biscayne - Bonus Race
UPS 5K in Coral Gables (TBD)
ZooRun 5K (TBD)
LifeTime Tropical 5K (Feb 5)
LifeTime Miami Half-Marathon (Feb 6)
LifeTime Miami Marathon (Feb 6)
St. Thomas Episcopal 5K
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We visit schools during the year to give presentations and spread our message of fitness and inclusivity for athletes of diverse abilities.
Miami Country Day, Riviera Prep, Ransom Everglades Middle School, WestLab Elementary, Ada Merritt K-8
Contact us if you would like us to visit your school or speak to your organization.
"ThumbsUp International - Together We Can"
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"Each of us has different talents, different dreams and different destinations yet we all have the power to make a new tomorrow at any time."