I, Mr.Theodore Marvin Bell, am in the infancy stages of creating a multi-city/multi-Ghetto US Triathalon competition entitled "The Run Away Slave Triathalon Competition", and "The Run Away Slave Ultra-Triathalon Competition".
(1st Phase : Time & Date/ Copyright "Business Proposal" thru "SmileyandWest.com"
1st) "The Run Away Slave Triathalon Competition"
2nd) "The Run Away Slave Ultra-Thriathalon Competition"
1st) The race would compose the elements of a modern day "Freedom Trail".
ex: The Black Heritage Trail
In 1783, Massachusetts became the first U.S. state to declare slavery illegal — mostly out of gratitude for black participation in the American Revolutionary War. Subsequently, a sizable community of free blacks and escaped slaves developed in Boston, settling on the north face of Beacon Hill, and in the North End. Boston was long considered a desirable destination for southern black slaves escaping slavery via the Underground Railroad.
The Underground Railroad
was a network of secret routes and safe houses used by 19th-century black slaves in the United States to escape to free states and Canada with the aid of abolitionists and allies who were sympathetic to their cause. The term is also applied to the abolitionists, both black and white, free and enslaved, who aided the fugitives. Various other routes led to Mexico or overseas. While an "underground railroad" running south toward Florida, then a Spanish possession, existed from the late 17th century until shortly after the American Revolution, the network now generally known as the Underground Railroad was formed in the early 19th century, and reached its height between 1850 and 1860. One estimate suggests that by 1850, 100,000 slaves had escaped via the "Railroad". British North America, where slavery was prohibited, was a popular destination, as its long border gave many points of access. More than 30,000 people were said to have escaped there via the network during its 20-year peak period, although U.S. Census figures account for only 6,000. The Underground Railroad fugitives' stories are documented in the Underground Railroad Records.
Races would begin in the Ghetto's of various cities (such as Roxbury, Harlem, Southside Chicago, Watts, Liberty City, SE Washington DC, etc.,...)
Races will be both multi-day competitions and single-day "basic" triathalon competitions; both would include elements of a "basic triathalon" swimming, cycling, running, yet, multi-day competitions would also, or could potentially, include kayaking, repelling, rock-climbing, fishing/hunting and camping.
Races would illustrate and hopefully instill within all competitors of the Determination,Will-Power, and Endurance necessary or required for a Slave to Escape to Freedom.