Our Mission It started with a boy named Ryan; now it is about him and so many others

JUST TRYAN IT seeks to positively impact the lives of families whose children have been diagnosed with cancer by providing them with financial assistance. We strive to instill the importance of philanthropy and service, promote wellness, and inspire tomorrow’s leaders to make a difference in their communities.

Our Races Our main fundraising event is a Kids Triathlon

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Chapel Hill, NC

May 1st

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Bethesda, MD

June 19th

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Baltimore, MD

September 11th

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Registration in 2017

Park City, UT

Coming in 2017

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Our Impact We help families impacted by cancer and teach healthy kids how to give back to their communities

How we help



Abby is a 9 year old young lady that has been battling cancer, specifically PH+ ALL (leukemia) since she was 4. Initially diagnosed in Feb 2011, it has been a long journey.

With a wonderf... Read more


Simone was just 2 years old when she was diagnosed with pilocytic astrocytoma. She was treated with chemotherapy, surgery and cyber knife radiation. It was a long journey with some complications... Read more


Alex graduated from Chapel Hill High School in 2013 and began his first year at the United States Military Academy shortly afterward on a path to become an Army Officer. His freshman (“plebe”) y... Read more


I first participated in JUST TRYAN IT in 2011. I first raced in it because it sounded like fun and I wanted to raise money for kids from Georgetown Hospital since my brother got... Read more

Since 2010, we have gifted over $750,000 to families fighting childhood cancer. Donate