VOLUNTEER Join us and make a difference

We Love Our Volunteers

Were you inspired as a parent at one of our 2016 triathlons? Have you aged out of our races? Would you like to get involved in a larger role planning for next year’s race? Or, are you interested in cheering triathletes on along the course?

All are welcome to join this year’s crew and we would love your expertise – whatever it may be. Roles vary in time commitment and we are sure to have a spot for you! Contact us in Chapel Hill or Bethesda.

Ken Caputo Volunteer Service Award


The Ken Caputo Volunteer Service Award is presented annually at each of our triathlons.

Ken Caputo was a volunteer who served in a “catch all” role. Arriving at 6am, he would welcome volunteers, fill in where needed, oversee the radio communications for our event, and pump everyone up. He was notorious for his huge smile and even bigger hug. Ken knew race day was all about the kids. He made it his mission to support and encourage our racers and inspire our volunteers by his example of enthusiasm, can-do spirit, and a healthy touch of goofiness.

This award is presented to the race day volunteer who best demonstrates these qualities. The recipient is announced at the conclusion of each race and is honored on our social media outlets, website, and given a small token of our appreciation.

Although many months of planning go into each JUST TRYAN IT triathlon, we know that it is our race volunteers and racers that make the day so special. We look forward to showing our appreciation for all their contributions.

2016 Recipients

Jaryn Tyson – Chapel Hill
Lorenzo Wilson, Gabriel Smith – Bethesda
Carolyn Roche – Baltimore

Additional Opportunities in Bethesda, 2017

Entertainment Zone Captain

Responsibilities include contacting vendors to provide entertainment for start and party zone, managing food vendors, distributing race food, overseeing entertainment on race day.

People Mover/Parking Captain

Responsibilities include directing traffic for morning drop off and unloading racers and equipment from vehicles, keeping parents in the car and walking racers to the transition area with their bikes, keeping the flow of traffic open, being friendly!

Race Water Station Captain

Responsibilities include coordinating and picking up water jugs, making sure water station is set up on race day.

If interested, please email race director, Robin Lerner.