Exceeding Expectations reached a major milestone this May.

Our Mission

Exceeding Expectations, a program in San Bernardino that serves an inner-city population, is designed to encourage at-risk kids to move their lives in a positive direction, using the sport of triathlon as the vehicle.

The goal is not to develop the kids into elite athletes, but rather to offer them opportunities to participate in a lifestyle that is healthy, goal-oriented and very unlike that which they experience in their everyday lives. We strive to replace negative influences with positive role models and to instill in the kids a powerful new discipline of setting measurable goals and working hard to achieve them.

Our highest priority is education, and our ultimate objective is to ensure that every one of the kids graduates high school and goes on to college. We make this promise to all the EE kids: When you get into college, we'll make sure money isn't an obstacle.

EE is donor-funded and run by volunteers. We have no paid staff and no professional fund-raisers. With the exception of insurance costs, we have no administrative expenses: Every penny we collect directly benefits the kids.

Our most important objective is EDUCATION. Check out our

EE Scholars

page to see how we're doing.You can also see a six-minute video about EE from our friend Jim Hawkes.


Donations are most welcome! Just click on DONATE at the top.



Palm Springs Tram Road Challenge
canceled again?

No problem: We put on our own!

2022 Events

Jan. 16: Swimathon (Loma Linda)
Jan, 22: UCSD Campus Tour
Jan. 29: UCLA Campus Tour

Feb. 13: Palm Desert 1/2 Marathon & 5K
Feb. 27: Desert Triathlon/Duathlon (La Quinta)
May 1: PossAbilities Triathon/5K (Loma Linda)
May 14: Sheriff's Dept. Mud Run
Jun-Sep: Summer run training for CAF

Oct. 23: CAF "Best Day In Tri"
Dec: Tinsel Tri
Dec: Annual Awards & Scholarships party

2021 Awards & Scholarships Party,
plus: the kids at the Tinsel Triathlon &
the Santa Paws 5K!

Read the story and see some photos.


EE kids at the 2021 Challenged Athletes Foundation
"Best Day in Tri"


Isi Ibarra, one of our longest-standing team members, is now 26 and has written a beautiful piece for Triathlon Canada Magazine about her EE experience. Click on the photo below to read it.




Recent Newsletters


We email a newsletter about 5-7 times a year. They contain news about recent events, accomplishments and educational progress, along with photos of the kids in action.


Click a button on the right to see a recent newsletter. The latest is at the top.


2020 Events


January 12

EE Swimathon/Runathon

January 18


Ontario 5K/10K

February 9


Palm Desert Half Marathon/5K

March 1


Desert Triathlon

March 28


Run for Ike



Josh Rodriguez-Irons:
CSUSB graduation violin recital

April 19



PossAbilities - Loma Linda

A way to support EE financially
that won't cost you a dime!

Shopping on amazon.com will now support Exceeding Expectations!

Amazon will donate 0.5% of the price of your purchases to Exceeding Expectation whenever you shop on AmazonSmile.

AmazonSmile is exactly the same as the Amazon you already know. Same products, same prices, same services.

All you have to do is always start at smile.amazon.com instead of amazon.com. The first time you log in, look under "...pick your own charitable organization" and enter "Exceeding Expectations" as your charity, then select it from the list that appears. You only have to do this once and you're done.once and you're done

Start shopping!