Beast Code Community: Destin's Speyrer endures pain for wounded warriors' gain

SET 22 event to bring awareness for combat veteran suicide, raise funds for local nonprofit vet organization  


Note: Beast Code is a proud partner & sponsor of Healing Paws for Warriors, for which this event is benefiting. 


Destin resident and Army veteran Geoff Speyrer will complete a SET-22 Challenge on May 22 to raise money and awareness for veteran suicide.

The event will benefit Healing Paws for Warriors, a local nonprofit organization that trains and pairs service dogs with combat veterans suffering from Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI), and Military Sexual Trauma (MST) — at no cost to the veteran. HP4Ws uses dogs from shelters, thus potentially saving two lives in the process!

Geoff Speyrer

For the SET (strength, endurance and training) 22 Challenge, Speyrer will complete a 100-mile bicycle route, a 26.2-mile run/walk, and flip a 200-pound tire for one mile all within a 24-hour period.


Event Route

The route for the run/walk and cycling phases of the SET 22 Challenge will stretch from Destin to Miramar Beach.

The plan is to begin with the National Anthem at Harbor Tavern in Destin at midnight as Friday, May 21 transitions into Saturday, May 22. From there, Speyrer will head east down Hwy 98 in the early morning hours to Matthew Blvd., then head south to Scenic Hwy 98 and travel east again before turning north onto Geronimo St. to the Buffalo Jack’s parking lot in Miramar Beach. The backtrack will follow the same route in reverse back to Harbor Tavern and then will continue to Calhoun Ave, where Speyrer will turn north and follow Calhoun Ave./Beach Dr. until Joe’s Bayou Boat Ramp. This route will repeat until the target distance is reached – 100 miles for the cycling phase, 26.2 miles for the run/walk.

For the tire flip, Speyrer will use the Destin Elementary track to flip a 200-pound tire for a distance of a mile, which works out to about 600 tire flips – without gloves.

Along the route, spectators are welcome to cheer and show support, while any businesses or groups interested in setting up aid stations along the route or helping with sponsorships can contact Speyrer directly for details about how they can help.

Speyrer can be followed or direct messaged on Facebook at www.Facebook.com/geoff.speyrer or Instagram at @geoffspeyrer for event information links and forms. He’ll take the event live on Facebook and Instagram for friends across the nation to follow and support.


Contact & Get Involved

For more details on how to donate or get involved, follow or contact Speyrer at:

Email — geoff.speyrer@gmail.com

Phone — 1-337-308-3798

Instagram — @geoffspeyrer

Facebook — www.Facebook.com/geoff.speyrer

Contact Healing Paws for Warriors for sponsorship or donation forms and information at:
Website — https://www.healingpawsforwarriors.org/set22
Email — info@healingpawsforwarriors.org
Facebook — https://www.facebook.com/healingpaws4warriors