Sunday, May 21, 2017 at Chapel Hill Country Club, 8:30am
103 Lancaster Rd, Chapel Hill, NC 27415

Mini Course

SWIM: 25 yards
BIKE: 1 mile
RUN: 0.5 miles

Short Course

SWIM: 50 yards
BIKE: 2.5 miles
RUN: 1 miles

Long Course

SWIM: 100 yards
BIKE: 5 miles
RUN: 2 miles

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.

• Ages 6 and 16 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.
• Registration closes Friday, May 12th at midnight.

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

Proceeds from our Chapel Hill event will support families in treatment for pediatric cancer in the Triangle area. JUST TRYAN IT also supports families in the Washington, DC area.

Race Details click to expand or collapse


There is ample shade and seating available for spectators. Personal pop-up tents are not permitted. Water and food are available on site. Please respect all signs and verbal instructions from volunteers. While it is possible at times to see racers during the event, many times, they will be on the course out of view.


Our MINI course is one length of the pool. Swimmers start in the deep end and swim to the shallow. They will then climb out at the end of their lane. In the SHORT and LONG Courses, racers will swim 2 and 4 lengths, respectively, starting and ending in the shallow end. Swimmers will swim down and back on the right hand side of the lane leaving room for another racer to pass on the left. Racers must touch the wall before turning around and push off going under the lane line. At the end of the 2 or 4 lengths, racers will get out of the water and walk to the exit.

The short and long 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 end of each lane.


All racers are required to wear a helmet on the bike course. Volunteers can help with buckles as needed.

In general, bikers should stay on the right of the road or path and pass on the left. PLEASE CALL OUT TO THE RACER IN FRONT IF YOU ARE PASSING. There will be volunteers and signs directing racers.

Athletes are permitted to use bikes with training wheels if the equipment is in good condition. Tricycles, big wheels, scooters, and other devices that do not have proper braking mechanisms are not allowed.


All runners must have a bib visible and close toed shoes (no crocs or sandals). 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!

Transition Information

The Transition Area is a secured area open to athletes and volunteers only. Athletes will transition from one sport to another here. It can be the most confusing part of the race for many but we have plenty of volunteers on hand to assist your child. Practicing the transitions will help.

After the swim, racers will then move into Transition area to collect their bikes and helmets. After completing the bike course, Racers will return to Transition. Racers dismount and return their bike and helmet to their same orignial spot. Racers will then proceed out of Transition to the Run Course.

Transition Demonstrations are provided at Packet Pickup the day before the race. This is a great time to more fully understand and ask questions about transition.

Course Maps click to expand or collapse

Updated for 2017!

Courses are color coded to help racers on race day. Each racers bib will have the colors corresponding to their selected course.

MINI Course = blue
SHORT Course = yellow
LONG Course = red

MINI Course Bike and Run

Print Map

SHORT Course Bike and Run

Print Map

LONG Course Bike and Run

Print Map

Spectators, Transition Map

Print Map

Race Weekend Scheduleclick to expand or collapse

Saturday, May 20th

Event Time Notes
Packet Pickup 12pm – 3pm Packet Pickup is MANDATORY. Race packets are NOT available to be picked up on race day. You may pick up a packet for a friend.
Transition Demos 12:30am, 1:30am, 2:30pm Tips and tricks for a speedy, safe race. Located in transition area to the left of the Club House.
Ice Cream Social 1pm – 2pm New this year. We will invite the STARs and those racers that chose to be matched with a STAR to meet for a cool treat. Located on the pool deck.

Sunday, June 18th

Event Time Notes
Transition opens for racers. 7 am There is no drop off. Please park in the surrounding neighborhood and all time to arrive at the Club.
Transition Closes 8 am All racers must have their gear in transition and be body marked.
Opening Ceremonies 8:00 am Featuring our fabulous A Squad DJ crew.
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. 10:30 am, approximately Transition will remain closed until the race is over.

Packet Pickup click to expand or collapse

Subject to change:

Saturday, May 20th
12:00pm – 3:00pm
Chapel Hill Country Club
Transition Demonstrations
12:30, 1:30, and 2:30pm
Tips and tricks for a speedy, safe race


Race Packet Pickup is MANDATORY. Race packets are NOT available to be picked up on race day. Racers cannot participate without a bib. You may pickup a packet for someone else, however.

All racers MUST fundraise a minimum of $50 to be eligible to pick up their race bib and take part in the triathlon. If you need help getting started, check out our fundraising toolkit or reach out to us at

Incentives will be distributed at packet pickup as well.

Parking And Racer Drop-Off click to expand or collapse


Parents can park in the neighborhood where legally allowed. Please be mindful of the racers and do not park along the bike course. The best suggested places are South of Lancaster on Pinehurst Rd. and East of New Castle on Lancaster Rd.

Drop Off

While available, you may find it easier to park and ride / walk your bikes and gear to the Club. Drop off will take place on Lancaster Road in front of the Country Club. Driver must STAY IN the car at all times. Volunteers will assist racers with getting bikes off cars and into transition.

Morning Schedule

6:45am – Cars may drop off racers and equipment
8:00am – All racers must have their gear in transition and be body marked

8:00am – Opening ceremonies begins
8:30am – Race begins

10:30am – estimated conclusion of the race

Race Results And Photosclick to expand or collapse

Congratulations to all our athletes! Full race results can be found here.

Top Fundraisers

Each of the following triathletes raised $1000 or more!

Lindsay T, William H, Owen E, Amelia C, Will P, Kate N, Emily N, Will N, Layton B, Logan F, Paige E, Parker I, Bennett D, Addison D, Avery K

Race Results

NOTE: There were several LONG course racers that only did 1 lap on the bike. We created a new division for these racers to see their times. Should you have questions, please contact us.

Ages MINI Course SHORT Course LONG Course
8 and Under Sydney Komelasky Abigail Chenet
Wil Schneider Camden Hughes
9 – 10 Piper Taylor Anna Jooste Lindsay Templeton
Jackson Vaughn Kalib Atkins Jeremy Hall
11 – 12 Aarya Potti Julianne Freck Sarah Jooste
Aman Patel Tate Myers
13-14 Audrey Moore Nisma Said
Benjamin Simon Landon Soroka
15-16 Salma Said

Inclement Weather Planclick to expand or collapse

Inclement Weather Plan

The safety of our athletes, volunteers, and spectators is our primary concern.

Lightning- the event will be postponed by 30 minutes. All racers and spectators will be move to a safe space 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 Chapel Hill Fundraisers

Top Fundraisers

Yael Bennett $672.3
Katie Albert $516.66
Nate Sullivan $450
Teagan Sullivan $450
Mattias Bunai $223.35

Top Fundraisers

Lindsay Templeton $3053.29
Jamie Liss $2047.58
Tyler Slomianyj $1068
Emily Norry $743.92
Kate Norry $668.92

Top Fundraising Teams

Barefoot Barracudas $900
fitCene fighters $617.08
Our Lady of Lourdes Lions $446.25
Bradley Hills Elementary School $326.35
TeamFight for Kids $73.49

Top Fundraising Teams

RF for Olivia $4607.16
The Park School of Baltimore $2655.5
Team Fight for Kids $1481.92
Striding Schraeders $989.31

Top Fundraising Teams

Triangle Day School $4169.44
The Rice Kids $1022.02
Team William and Maddie $931.63
Durham Academy $702.54
Team Drea Foundation $99.02

Our STARS Chapel Hill Racers help families like these


Ashley was diagnosed on August 27, 2010 at age 7 with Stage IV Neuroblastoma (a solid tumor cancer of the sympathetic nervous system) and later developed evidence of PTLD (Post-Transplant Lympho... Read more


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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


Lindsay was diagnosed with AML when she was three years old. Prior to that she had been a perfectly healthy baby and toddler. She had a fever and we went to the doctor. Three hours later we foun... Read more