Her sister, Pippa Middleton, 31, is cycling 3,000 miles across America with a team of eight, including brother James Middleton, 27. Final destination? Annapolis.
The 2014 Race Across America is a trek from Oceanside, CA to Annapolis, MD. Racers come from five continents -- North America, South America, Australia, Asia and Europe -- and can choose to either ride solo or in teams of two, four or eight. Teams can choose to split up the riding however they’d like but have only nine days to complete the race.
Annapolis area residents are also fielding a team of riders in the race to benefit local charities.
Pippa Middleton’s team, the Michael Matthews Foundation, is raising money for charity, according to The Baltimore Sun. The money will go to the British Heart Foundation, and help to provide education for children.
“I was shocked to learn that nearly three times more women die from coronary heart disease than breast cancer,” Pippa Middleton said in a statement, according to ABC News. “I’m passionate about raising awareness amongst women of this killer disease and I look forward to working with the [British Heart Foundation] to highlight to women the risks of heart disease and [more] importantly, how they can reduce them.”
Team Friends Foundation, a group of eight Annapolis natives, is also homebound, according to The Sun. The local riders are raising money for local organizations, including the Annapolis Boys and Girls Club.
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Team Friends Foundation members are:
- Dan Sundius, 51, Arnold
- Barnaby Starr, 58, Phoenix
- Steve Ruck, 45, Annapolis
- Leo Pruissen, 55, Arnold
- Mark Brassard, 52, Arnold
- Rob Wallace, 42, Arnold
- Ben Reynolds, 32, Annapolis
- Dennis Deitch, 41, Arnold
“We are excited to see who comes across the finish line first -- Team Friends Foundation, or Ms. Middleton’s team,” Rhonda Warlaw, communications officer for the City of Annapolis, told the Baltimore Sun.
Middleton’s team is slated to arrive in Annapolis anytime between Friday and next Tuesday, the Sun reports.
The race ends in Susan Campbell Park.
For updates on the race, check out the media website.