MINI Takes the States 2012 will let you train with a paralympic athlete. (Photo : libraryofmotoring.info)
Brand Fans of the MINI may already know that the brand's MINI Takes The States 2012 (MTTS) event is coming soon this summer. However, they might not know that there will be a chance to do something unique and entirely unrelated to cars, essentially a once in a lifetime opportunity.
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Michael Johnston, a paratriathlete and U.S. Paralympic Team hopeful, is inviting fans to train with him as part of the MTTS event this year. Participants can register to run a 5K with him or join in a 10-mile bike ride during a single session in one of four locations.
Aside from training, Johnston will be along for the rally, which runs from New York to Los Angeles, because the company named the U.S. Paralympic Team as its charitable partner for this year's event.
"With MTTS, we work hard to deliver a variety of truly exceptional experiences that connect with the diverse MINI owner community and let them take away a memory that they'll talk about for years to come," said Jim McDowell, vice president MINI USA.
"The Michael Johnston Challenges offer MTTS participants a personal connection to the Olympic Games and a chance to enjoy a healthy activity they love with an inspirational athlete. It's a great example of how this event is about so much more than the drive."
A minimum $50 donation is needed for the chance to train with Johnston. The possible training sessions will take place in Woodcliff Lake, N.J., Nashville, Tenn., Lincoln, Neb., and Los Angeles. Space is, of course, limited and the events take place next month, so if you're interested it working alongside a U.S. Paralympic hopeful, hurry up and visit their site soon.