I believe the photos below capture the morning quite well. It is definitely an undertaking, and races are held in a few other places now (Chapel Hill, Bethesda, and looking to expand), but the mission is all the same: to help families with financial burdens while their loved one is battling childhood cancer. It's a win-win for all involved, and I am/we are thankful to help in any capacity needed (Bill did the announcing, and I helped him with the athletes crossing the finish line). Ryan worked his favorite: the transition area (where the bicycles are stationed and the need to buckle helmets and tie shoes is paramount for each participant).
So a big shout out to The Darby Family and Carrie Sloan Norry and her "staff" and volunteers who made this JTI event wildly successful!
BSoleille! The bright side of kids helping kids...
|A Volunteer emphatic in cheering on one the racers, and helping her to cross the finish line!|
|Carrie Norry, Ryan, Bill, Terri and Mollie Darby|
|Ryan Darby - the RYAN the triathlon was named after|
|Just a fraction of the volunteers on hand today...at the finish line cheering on the racers!|