Sunday, June 17, 2018 at Landon School, 8:30am
6101 Wilson Rd, Bethesda, MD 20817

Mini Course

SWIM: 22 yards
BIKE: 0.65 mile
RUN: 0.5 mile

Short Course

SWIM: 44 yards
BIKE: 0.65 mile
RUN: 1 mile

Long Course

SWIM: 88 yards
BIKE: 0.65 mile
RUN: 2 mile

The JUST TRYAN IT kids triathlon is a timed event however the atmosphere is non-competitive. It is a perfect introductory event for the kids interested in a healthy lifestyle. We allow kick boards in the pool and training wheels on bicycles. While there are competitive athletes participating, we separate the groups by heats.

Proceeds from our Bethesda event will support families in treatment for pediatric cancer in the Baltimore-Washington, DC Metropolitan area. JUST TRYAN IT also supports families in the Raleigh, Durham, Chapel Hill area of North Carolina.


Registration fees are separate from fundraising requirements. Each racer is required to fundraise a minimum of $50 to receive their race packet and bib number. Guarantee your spot by registering today!

EARLY BIRD Registration January 1 – March 24 $55
Registration March 25 – June 12 $60
LAST CALL Registration June 13 – June 16 $110
• Ages 6 and 14 years old, as defined by age on race day, can participate.
• Distances are approximate.

Race Details click to expand or collapse

Bethesda, MD

Each racer is required to fundraise a minimum of $50 to receive their race packet and bib number. Our triathlon is our primary fundraising event of the year, and it provides us the opportunity to support participating families whose goals include instilling a sense of philanthropy and service in their children. Please note that our race entry fee of $50 only covers the cost of the triathlon itself. No portion of the registration fee goes to the families we support. NOW OPEN TO AGES 6-14!

Distances are approximate. For details on incentives, awards, and prizes, click here.


The JTI swim (see “Course Maps” section for the location) is in the Dixon pool, a 5 lane 22 yard pool. The MINI COURSE is one length of the pool.  The SHORT COURSE swim is two lengths and the LONG COURSE swim is four lengths. Racers will be preassigned wave numbers and must start with their wave in order to receive an accurate race finish time. 2 lifeguards will be in the water and additional guards will monitor racers from the deck. Arm floaties, kickboards and other flotation devices are allowed. The swim process is as follows:

  • Racers are staged outside the pool in their respective wave.
  • Racers enter the pool deck and deposit their shoes and socks to be picked up when exiting the pool deck.
  • The starter will call racers to enter the water by wave. All racers must start in the water on the wall, no diving.
  • Upon completion of the swim, the racers exit the pool deck via a side door and go via stairs to the foot dry station where volunteers will assist racers in getting their shoes and socks back on.
  • Both the short and the long swim courses are “snake swims.” Etiquette is to always allow faster racers to pass you if you sense they are on your heels. The best time to do this is at the ends of each lane.

Transition Information

The Transition Area is where athletes switch from one sport to the next. It can be the most confusing part of the race for many.  Practicing the transitions will help. For more details about transition, click here.

Swim to Bike Transition

  • Make sure you have all the necessary equipment you will need on race day and practice with all of it. Please click here for our race day checklist. If your child is going to wear a swim cap for the swim, make sure you try it out before race day. All racers will need to wear a shirt with their race number pinned on. Practice putting on a shirt with a half sheet of paper safety pinned on the front. Race belts are also allowed if your child prefers.
  • After the swim and shoe station, racers will then move into the transition area to collect their bikes.
  • Racers may like having a water bottle to sip before heading out on the bike.
  • Shirts with bib #s and bike helmets must be worn
  • Volunteers will guide racers as they walk their bikes to the “mount” line. Encourage racers to practice getting on and off safely.
  • Parents and Spectators are not allowed in this area.


The bike portion is a one loop course this year that offers fast flat sections, cautionary speed bumps and challenging climbs on a wide driveway through the Landon campus. Please go to the Course Maps section below to view the location.

  • For the safety of other racers, riders are to stay to the right side of the course unless passing on the left. PLEASE CALL OUT TO THE RACER IN FRONT IF YOU ARE PASSING.
  • There will be volunteers and signs instructing riders which direction to go.

Bike to Run Transition

  • After the bike portion, racers return to Transition and  “dismount” their bikes at the “dismount line.”
  • Volunteers will assist racers with bike and helmet drop-off and then guide racers to the run portion of the race.


The MINI course is a fast, yet challenging 0.5 mile run.  The SHORT COURSE (1.0 mile run) and LONG COURSE (2.0 miles run) will be on a cross country run through portions of Landon’s campus. Please go to the Course Maps section below to view the location.

  • Volunteers will be staged at all turns to provide direction and assistance.
  • Once you see the finish line marker, make a push to finish fast and smile for the cameras!

Course Maps click to expand or collapse

Mini Courses

MINI Course Swim

Print Map

MINI Course Bike / Run

Print Map

SHORT Courses

SHORT Course Swim

Print Map

SHORT Course Bike / Run Courses

Print Map

LONG Courses

LONG Course Swim

Print Map

LONG Course Bike / Run

Print Map

Race Weekend Scheduleclick to expand or collapse

Details Coming Soon.

Packet Pickup click to expand or collapse

Details Coming Soon.

Parking And Racer Drop-Off click to expand or collapse

Drop Off

Drop off will begin at 6:45am. Then, Landon’s campus will be CLOSED TO ALL VEHICLES promptly at 7:30am. Please leave time to arrive and drop your child off and then park in the neighborhoods near Landon.


There is no parking on campus. All volunteers and spectators must park in the surrounding neighborhoods. Please be courteous to the neighbors. Do not block driveways and please leave appropriate space in front of STOP signs.

Below are the Montgomery County parking regulations:

No parking within 35′ of an intersection.
No parking within 5′ of a driveway.
No parking within 15′ of a fire hydrant
No parking opposite to the flow of traffic.

Race Results And Photosclick to expand or collapse

View all the race photos on our smugmug site and download them for free!

Top Fundraisers

Each of the following triathletes raised $1000 or more!

Ella K. Mia K, Kate A, Elizabeth C, Mary Kay C, William C, Hailey B, Navin D, Jack H, Rachel M, Drew K, Kristopher K, Kyle L, Juliet A, Akhil C

Ryan D ($5696), Katie A ($5662), Miles, M ($4173), Logan M ($4173)

Katie A also had the greatest number of donors with 40!

Congratulations to all our racers. 2017 full results can be viewed here.

If you have questions regarding results, please email us at

Race Results

Ages MINI Course SHORT Course LONG Course
6-9 years old M1. Ryan L M1. Jonathan L M1. Gabriel W
M2. Kirk M M2. Christian M M2. Kyle F
F1. Eliana C-D F1. Luisa N F1. Jacqueline M
F2. Logan M F2. Maisie D F2. Emma P
10-12 years old M1. Max F M1. Jordan K
M2. Nate S M2. Charlie L
F1. Grace G F1. Healey M F1. Katherine C
F2. Ashika A F2.MacKenzie R
13-14 years old M1. Kyle L M1. Luke F
M2. Colin D M2. Jackson K
F1. Gesina C F1. Regan W
F2. Zoe J F2. Teagan S

Past Results


Inclement Weather Planclick to expand or collapse


The safety of our athletes, volunteers, and spectators is our primary concern. In the event of inclement weather, the race will continue under the following circumstances:

Lightning- the event will be postponed by 30 minutes. All racers and spectators will move to the gymnasium for shelter.  If the lightning continues, then the race will be cancelled.

Rain- the event will NOT be canceled due to rain alone. If it is determined that the bike portion of the race would be unsafe due to wet roads, then the race will be changed to a swim-run duathlon. Athletes will be informed of such a change via announcements on race day.

Tornado warning- The race will be canceled in the event of a tornado warning.

Refund Policy:

We are unable to process refunds in the event of cancellation due to weather or other circumstances outside of our control.


Top Fundraisers

Lucy Boyce $488.64
Paige Kitay $466.24
Josie Levinson $462.32
Drew Luther $284.17
Emerson Hardwick $283.78

Top Fundraising Teams

Our Lady of Lourdes Team $592.86
Team Nicholas $483.16
Team Fight for Kids $172.18
the fitCene fighters $156.88
WaterWheelsLegs $156.58

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