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Our racers have the opportunity to be paired with a child that has been affected by cancer. Charlie, pictured here, raced in our Baltimore race in memory of Cody. He wrote this letter to Cody’s parents after the event.
I love that is focusing on involving children in the process and teaching them how to give back. My kids loved the party zone and the challenge of the course. They could take risks and feel proud they were helping others. It was a great event. We built more community through asking for donations as well as meeting folks at the race. We can’t wait for next year! It was truly a heartfelt race and way to give back!
North Carolina Parent, May 2, 2018
This was our first JUST TRYAN IT experience. My son Charlie (6), ran on his hospital friend Fionn’s team. We all were so thrilled by the day and the experience. As luck would have it, Ryan ran with Charlie to the finish line. Charlie keeps talking about how Ryan, who had cancer just like he did, helped him finish. We are all touched and honored to participate in this amazing event. We’ll see you next year!
Christine Winchester, Bethesda race, June 20, 2018