Sunday, June 18, 2017 at Landon School, 8:30am
6101 Wilson Lane, 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.

Registration closes Wednesday, June 7, at midnight unless previously sold out.

• Ages 6 and 14 years old, as defined by age on race day, can participate.
• Registration is $50 plus processing fee. This is separate from the fundraising minimum required.
• Distances are approximate.

Each racer is required to fundraise a minimum of $50 to receive their race packet and bib number

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

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

Saturday, June 17th

Event Time Notes
Packet Pickup / Volunteer Check In 10am – 12pm and 1pm – 3pm You may pick up a packet for a friend.
Transition Demos 11:00am, 1:30pm, 2:30pm Located behind the gym.
Bike Drop Off 1pm – 3pm New this year. We will have an extra security guard over night at Landon but we are not responsible for bikes left overnight. Only bikes can be dropped off.

Sunday, June 18th

Event Time Notes
Volunteer Check-In 6:00 – 6:45am Also available during packet pickup times Saturday. Located in field in front of the gym (Party Zone).
Mandatory All Volunteer Meeting 6:45am All volunteers will meet together for announcements and instruction and then break into groups with Race Captains.
Campus Opens for drop off 7:00am Please note that parents are expected to drop off kids and then continue out of Landon to park in the neighborhood. We will have LOTS of volunteers available to help kids to transition and set up their gear.
Campus closes to traffic. 7:40am There are no cars permitted at Landon after 7:40 am. All participants need to be on campus.
Opening Ceremonies / Transition closes 8:00 am Featuring everyone’s favorite weather man, Doug Kamerer, and our fabulous A Squad DJ crew. Transition closes.
JUST TRYAN IT Race Begins 8:30 am We will release a white balloon to start the race in honor of those lives lost to pediatric cancer.
Party Zone Opens 8:30 am Enjoy some treats, the moon bounce, face painting, and more.
Race ends / Transition opens. 10:45 am, approximately Transition will remain closed until the race is over.

Packet Pickup click to expand or collapse

Packet Pick Up

Saturday, June 17th
10-12pm and 1-3pm
Landon School, Barton Athletic Center

Transition Demonstrations

Saturday, June 17th
10:30am, 11:30am and 2pm
Behind the gym in Transition Area

Bike Drop Off

Saturday, June 17th
1 – 3 pm (See note below)
Behind the gym in Transition Area

Friends are allowed to pick up packets for others. Packet Pick Up is MANDATORY. Race packets are NOT available on race day. Racers cannot participate without a bib.

Racers will receive their fundraising incentives at packet pick up as well.

Bike Drop Off

JUST TRYAN IT is offering participants the opportunity to drop off racers’ bicycles on Saturday, June 17,  2017, from 1:00pm – 3:00pm during packet pick-up.  This is not mandatory.  Only bikes can be dropped off on Saturday.  JUST TRYAN IT has hired an overnight security guard, but cannot guarantee the safety and security of bicycles you choose to leave unattended.  By dropping off your racer’s bicycle on Saturday, you agree that JUST TRYAN IT is not responsible for any damage to your bicycle or any lost or stolen bicycles.

Parking And Racer Drop-Off click to expand or collapse

Drop Off

Drop off will begin at 6:30am. 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


2016 Race Results

Top Fundraisers
Ryan D – $7,534
Katie A – $5,156
Logan M – $3,242

Each of the following triathletes raised $1000 or more! Grace G, Andrew G, Jack M, Davis M, Riley G, Keevan K, Regan K, Travis V, Findley H, Grace H, Benjamine I, Anna S, Hallie S, John S, Elizabeth C, Kyle L, Kristopher L, Alex M, Sarah, Louie C, Richard J, Mary Kate C, Calleigh C, Dylan W

Click here to see full timing results from the 2016 race. Searchable results and finish line video are available here.

Congratulations to all of our racers on a successful day!

6-9 Course – Boys

  • 1st Place: Nate Sullivan
  • 2nd Place: Ryan Lawrence
  • 3rd Place: Gabriel Wiesen

6-9 Course – Girls

  • 1st Place: Olivia Woitach
  • 2nd Place: Addison Mostofi
  • 3rd Place: Sophia Moraczewski

10-12 SHORT Course – Boys

  • 1st Place: Jordan Kelly
  • 2nd Place: Walter Ingis
  • 3rd Place: Ernie Revilla

10-12 SHORT Course – Girls

  • 1st Place: Regan Waterman
  • 2nd Place: Healey Morgan
  • 3rd Place: Cali hackett

10-12 LONG Course – Boys

  • 1st Place: Leo Kugel
  • 2nd Place: Luke Ferro
  • 3rd Place: Jackson Knox

10-12 LONG Course – Girls

  • 1st Place: Quinn Sullivan
  • 2nd Place: Sophia Soussi-Tanani
  • 3rd Place: Margaret Cope

13-14 SHORT Course – Boys

  • 1st Place: Kyle Lawson
  • 2nd Place: Quinn Hoffman
  • 3rd Place: Burke Pablo

13-14 SHORT Course – Girls

  • 1st Place: Alex Waterman
  • 2nd Place: Bianca Romano
  • 3rd Place: Lily McKinnon

13-14 LONG Course – Boys

  • 1st Place: Evan Calhoun
  • 2nd Place: Jackson Megary
  • 3rd Place: Nicholas Santorelli

13-14 LONG Course – Girls

  • 1st Place: Leah Kannan
  • 2nd Place: Natalie Ryan
  • 3rd Place: Carolyn Layne

2015 Race Results

Click here to see full timing results from the 2015 race.

Congratulations to all of our racers on a successful day!

6-9 Course – Boys

  • 1st Place: Nate Sullivan
  • 2nd Place: Jack Hartman
  • 3rd Place: Noah Martz

6-9 Course – Girls

  • 1st Place: Alexa Diaz
  • 2nd Place: Lidia Cusack
  • 3rd Place: Olivia Woitach

10-12 SHORT Course – Boys

  • 1st Place: Luke Ferro
  • 2nd Place: Nathan Cusack
  • 3rd Place: Nate Rosner

10-12 SHORT Course – Girls

  • 1st Place: Healey Morgan
  • 2nd Place: Emma Megary
  • 3rd Place: Cali Hackett

10-12 LONG Course – Boys

  • 1st Place: Jackson Megary
  • 2nd Place: George Clessuras
  • 3rd Place: Timmy Boyce

10-12 LONG Course – Girls

  • 1st Place: Regan Waterman
  • 2nd Place: Quinn Sullivan
  • 3rd Place: Zahava Van Leeuwen

13-14 SHORT Course – Boys

  • 1st Place: Tristin Bounds
  • 2nd Place: Nate Farrington
  • 3rd Place: Jack Hoffman

13-14 SHORT Course – Girls

  • 1st Place: Alexandra Waterman
  • 2nd Place: Marin Johnson
  • 3rd Place: Regan Kreter

13-14 LONG Course – Boys

  • 1st Place: Jacob Rosner
  • 2nd Place: Joshua Carter
  • 3rd Place: Mickey Gutierrez

13-14 LONG Course – Girls

  • 1st Place: Isabella Bravo
  • 2nd Place: Caroline Kennon
  • 3rd Place: Natalie Ryan

2014 Race Results

Click here to see full timing results from 2014 race.

Congratulations to all of our racers on a successful day!

6-9 Course – Boys

  • 1st Place: Nathan Cusack
  • 2nd Place: Preston Kuhn
  • 3rd Place: Nate Sullivan

6-9 Course – Girls

  • 1st Place: Lauren Chrisney
  • 2nd Place: Ellie Maxson

10-12 SHORT Course – Boys

  • 1st Place: Tristan Bounds
  • 2nd Place: Ryan Binder

10-12 SHORT Course – Girls

  • 1st Place: Ella Cheney
  • 2nd Place: Emma Megary

10-12 LONG Course – Boys

  • 1st Place: Jackson Megary
  • 2nd Place: Benjamin Davis

10-12 LONG Course – Girls

  • 1st Place: Isabella Bravo
  • 2nd Place: Regan Waterman

13-14 SHORT Course – Boys

  • 1st Place: Thatcher Smith
  • 2nd Place: George Imperial

13-14 SHORT Course – Girls

  • 1st Place: Maddie Brown
  • 2nd Place: Olivia Gonzalez

13-14 LONG Course – Boys

  • 1st Place: Ben Rumsfeld
  • 2nd Place: Thomas Ferris

13-14 LONG Course – Girls

  • 1st Place: Meera Dahiya
  • 2nd Place: Claire Guion

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

Logan and Miles May $8346.25
Ryan Darby $5695.59
Katie Albert $5662.41
Ella Kanczuker $2102.06
Mia Kanczuker $1974.59

Top Fundraising Teams

fitCene fighters $14107.76
Team Nicholas $7777.02
Wildcats Girls on the Run $6511.63
Team DARBY $5695.59
Barefoot Barracudas $5088.46

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