SET-22 Event

Support Destin’s own Geoff Speyrer as he makes his way around Destin Florida (x5) times!

  • 26.2-Mile Run
  • 100-Mile Cycle
  • 1-Mile Tire Flip (200 lbs)
 

WHEN: Friday-Saturday, May 13-14, 2022

TIME: Midnight start time; completing within 24 hours

WHERE: Begins at the Legendary Marina/Lulu's parking lot and ends at the Destin Middle School Track

AFTER PARTY: Lulu's

Army veteran, Geoff Speyrer, is the highlight of the SET22 event. The endurance event will start on Friday (13 May) and continue throughout the night and into the next evening, Saturday (14 May). The event will end with an after party scheduled at Lulu’s. There will be aide stations and opportunities to sponsor along the way, so come show your support and cheer Geoff on as he brings awareness to veteran suicide.


While in the military, Geoff was near explosives and later received medical care that adversely affected his health resulting in lower leg trauma/surgery that left him with a life-long injury; reducing his chances to be able to run and faced with the challenges of Posttraumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) and Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI).


After leaving the military, Geoff spent the next 13 years in/out of incarceration and treatment facilities and became a fugitive; however, it was during these darkest years that he turned his life around instead of becoming a statistic and taking his own life. Sadly, 22 veterans and active-duty members take their lives every day thinking there is no hope. But Geoff found health and wellness as his tool to face adversity and turned his life around. He is a true example of resiliency; transitioning from dark times to physical fitness; bringing hope and awareness to veteran suicide!


Today, Geoff pushes himself both mentally and physically for this and other endurance events; setting the example for other veterans to follow who are faced with challenges to have hope and do not give into suicide. This endurance event is to raise awareness to veteran suicide, reducing the statistic from 22 to 0. In the past two years, Geoff has raised over $30K in support of reducing veteran suicide. The proceeds for this year’s event will be donated to Healing Paws for Warriors.


Healing Paws for Warriors is a local veteran founded / veteran led 501(c)(3) that provides trained service dogs to combat veterans faced with PTSD, TBI and/or Military Sexual Trauma (MST) at “no cost” to the veteran with continued support, reducing veteran suicide, increasing self and family health and wellness. A resilience program that represents veterans helping veterans from personal experience and trained service dogs.

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