Sunday, April 29, 2018 at Chapel Hill Country Club, 9:00am
103 Lancaster Rd, Chapel Hill, NC 27415

Thank you to all that participated. We are able to give over $100,000 to families being treated at Duke Children’s and UNC Children’s hospitals with the funds raised.

2018 Top Fundraisers

Each of the following triathletes raised $1000 or more!

Ronan H, Lilah W, Jack C, Jamie L, CJ T, Kate N, Michael S, Jackson C, Lindsay T, Kieran H, Parker W, Natalie F, Julianne F, Owen E, Kellan H, Dara E


Mini Course

SWIM: cancelled
BIKE: 1 mile
RUN: 0.5 miles

Short Course

SWIM: cancelled
BIKE: 2.5 miles
RUN: 1 miles

Long Course

SWIM: cancelled
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.

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 greater Baltimore – Washington, DC metropolitan area.

Registration for 2019 will open January 1, 2019. We hope you will join us again!

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, April 28th

Event Time Notes
Packet Pickup / Volunteer Check In 1pm – 4pm You may pick up a packet for a friend.
Transition Demos 1:30pm, 2:30pm, 3:30pm Get answers to all your race questions.
Race Expo 1pm – 4pm New this year. Meet our sponsors and Expo participants: Spoonflower, Pinnacle Financial Partners, Fleet Feet, Springfree Trampoline, Camp Gladiator, USA Ninja Challenge

Sunday, April 29th

Event Time Notes
Volunteer Check-In 6:40 – 7:15am Also available during packet pickup times Saturday. Located in field of clubhouse.
Mandatory All Volunteer Meeting 7:15am All volunteers will meet together for announcements and instruction and then break into groups with Race Captains.
Racers begin to arrive. 7:30am Racers will be directed to Transition. We will have LOTS of volunteers available to help kids to transition and set up their gear. Parents will reconnect with racers in the Party Zone.
Party Zone Opens 8:00 am Enjoy some treats, the moon bounce, face painting, and more.
Opening Ceremonies / Transition closes 8:30 am We will release a white balloon in honor of those lives lost to pediatric cancer.
JUST TRYAN IT Race Begins 9:00 am Mini Course, then Long Course, then Short Course
Race ends / Transition opens. 11:15 am, approximately Transition will remain closed until the race is over.

Packet Pickup click to expand or collapse

Packet Pick Up

Saturday, April 28th
Chapel Hill Country Club

Transition Demonstrations

Saturday, April 28th
1:30pm, 2:30pm and 3:30pm
Chapel Hill Country Club

Race Expo

Saturday, April 28th
1 – 4 pm
Chapel Hill Country Club

LAST CALL registration is available during packet pick up.

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.

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.

There is no drop off procedure this year. Please park and safely walk to the Club.

Please see the “Race Weekend Schedule” tab for full details of timing.

Handicap Parking Information

Race Results And Photosclick to expand or collapse

Congratulations to all our athletes! Complete results can be found here. Photos will be posted soon on our Smugmug site and free for you to download.

2018 Top Fundraisers

Each of the following triathletes raised $1000 or more!

Ronan H, Lilah W, Jack C, Jamie L, CJ T, Kate N, Michael S, Jackson C, Lindsay T, Kieran H, Parker W, Natalie F, Julianne F, Owen E, Kellan H, Dara E

2018 Race Results

Ages MINI Course SHORT Course LONG Course
8 and Under – Male 1. Holland H 1. Henry D 1. PJ L
8 and Under – Male 2. Avery N 2. Jacob F 2. Doran C
8 and Under – Female 1. Lily G 1. Sarah W
8 and Under – Female 2. Analise P 2. Melina Shelton
9 – 10 – Male 1. Keegan D 1. Peter M 1. Tyler B
9 – 10 – Male 2. Jack C 2. Carol H 2. Lucas D
9 – 10 – Female 1. Alexa D 1. Meredith W 1. Zara M
9 – 10 – Female 2. Ella R 2. Sydney B 2. Audrey M
11 – 12 – Male 1. Ben P 1. Connor B
11 – 12 – Male 2. Micah J 2. Erik P
11 – 12 – Female 1. Eden R 1. Mackenna M
11 – 12 – Female 2. Cameron P 2. Gillian E
13-14 – Male 1. Colin W
13 – 14 – Male 2. Gabriel S
13 – 14 – Female 1. Elizabeth C 1. Margaret S R
13 – 14 – Female 2. Ansley L 2. Lizzie P

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

Ronan H $5464.4
Lilah Ward $3121.92
Jack Cox $2595.47
Jamie for Just Tryan It $2229.03
Cullen ("CJ") Thomas $2201.99

Top Fundraising Teams

Durham Academy $12551.44
Triangle Day School $10214.3
Duke School $9897.31
Apex Training Club $6003.6
Trinity School $5292.42

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