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Carrie Sloan Norry Founders Award

Carrie Sloan Norry

CSN Founders Award Winners

2023 – Olivia Duvall
2022 – Sarah Ward and Spoonflower
2021 – Andy Luther and the Landon School
2020 – Karen Rogers Cox
2019 – Dr. Aziza Shad and Lindsay Templeton

Carrie Sloan Norry is the Founder and Founding Executive Director of JUST TRYAN IT. Carrie led JTI through the first 10 years engaging thousands of kids to raise millions of dollars to support families in pediatric cancer treatment.

The Carrie Sloan Norry Award is presented annually to an individual or individuals who demonstrate strength of character, passion, determination, empathy and dedication to those impacted by cancer. These are qualities that Carrie has demonstrated throughout her life and especially in her dedication to JUST TRYAN IT.

Ken Caputo Volunteer Service Award

Ken Kaputo

2023 Winners

Kevin Cody – Bethesda
Joyah Horton – Chapel Hill

The Ken Caputo Volunteer Service Award is presented annually at each of our triathlons.

Ken Caputo was a volunteer who served in a “catch all” role. Arriving at 6am, he would welcome volunteers, fill in where needed, oversee the radio communications for our event, and pump everyone up. He was notorious for his huge smile and even bigger hug. Ken knew race day was all about the kids. He made it his mission to support and encourage our racers and inspire our volunteers by his example of enthusiasm, can-do spirit, and a healthy touch of goofiness.

This award is presented to the race day volunteer who best demonstrates these qualities. The recipient is announced in the post race newsletter and is honored on our social media outlets, website, and given a small token of our appreciation.

Although many months of planning go into each JUST TRYAN IT triathlon, we know that it is our race volunteers and racers that make the day so special. We look forward to showing our appreciation for all their contributions.