In May 2008, Lisa Bentley challenged Regina’s Mayor Pat Fiacco to a race. Both Lisa and Mayor Pat are racing Subaru Ironman Canada on August 24th, 2008. Lisa had been invited to speak to the City of Regina and Viterra employees and during that appearance, the ‘bet’ was wagered. It is called the ‘Equalizer’ – Lisa and Mayor Pat will go head to head at Subaru IMC using the following ‘equalizer’ time format:
Mayor Pat gets a minute for every pound that he weighs more than Lisa – he probably weighs about 40 lbs more than LB and so he gets 40 minutes deducted from his time.
Then for every $100 Mayor Pat raises for the charity of his choice, he can deduct 5 minutes from his finishing time. He has chosen the Regina Outreach Program which benefits those who need a little extra help with food, clothing and health care in his Regina community.
Likewise, for every $100 Lisa raises for the charity of her choice, she can deduct 5 minutes from her finishing time. Lisa has chosen Ironcops as her charity.
Mayor Pat has advised Lisa that he is already beating her since he has raised $10,000 – Lisa hopes he is kidding but also hopes that he has raised that amount for his charity. But Lisa needs help to regain her defending Subaru IMC crown! All money raised will be donated to their individual charities regardless of the ‘winner’ but both Mayor Pat and Lisa have their pride at stake!