Passion - People - Positivity - Commitment - Camaraderie - Community
-Eagle Ethos

About Shipp Happens

Despite being a lifetime basketball player and an eight year U.S. Navy veteran, I never had the love/desire for running, let alone triathlons! In fact, there were plenty of times during my active duty career when my Chief would encourage me to participate in free 5K's on base that I would do, but with a ton of discouraging feedback. That all changed in January 2014 when I was introduced to Team Red, White and Blue (Team RWB). Team RWB's mission is to help veteran's transition from military to civilian life through physical and social activities. For me, Team RWB did that and more! Since joining Team RWB I have completed countless 5K's, 10K's, 10 miler's, sprint distance triathlons, Olympic distance triathlons, three half marathons and one half ironman (70.3 miles: 1.2 mile swim, 56 mile bike, 13.1 mile run).
With each journey comes a story. This site is designed to share my story by providing details with any upcoming events I plan to participate in, discuss any training's I am involved in such as Team RWB's Eagle Leader Academy (see YouTube video below), and to give a recap following each race that I participate in which will not only include details for the race itself, but the journey/training leading up to race day.

Upcoming Events and Event Information

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ps. I’ve included sign-up links along with discount codes for your convenience!

Sponsors & Charities

Team Red, White and Blue

Team RWB’s mission is to enrich the lives of America’s veterans by connecting them to their community through physical and social activity.


Team RWB launched the first Eagle Leader Academy at our Headquarters in Tampa, FL in March 2016. The Academy featured 15 Eagle Leader Fellows (leaders selected to take part in a 12-month fellowship), over a dozen Chapter Captains from across the country, and a handful of new executive staff members. The three-day Academy provided an opportunity for leaders from across the organization to come together under one roof to discuss Team RWB’s brand of leadership.

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