SKIN IN THE GAME / Frederick Kids Triathlon
Saturday, May 25, 2013 7:30 a.m.
Frederick High School,
650 Carroll Parkway,
Frederick, MD 21701
This TRI TO WIN-THE-FIGHT event, renamed this year to the Frederick Kids Kathryn Rushford Memorial Triathlon, is held annually on Memorial Day weekend to honor an amazing woman who recently lost her battle with melanoma on March 13, 2013. Open for children between the ages of 6 to 13, the triathlon offers a safe, non-competitive triathlon experience for children, and more importantly, provides important lessons on staying safe in the sun. The race features a pool swim, residential bike course and park path run. And, the addition of timing chips, provides an accurate and real timed-race experience!
Though a charity fundraising event to benefit the Joanna M. Nicolay Melanoma Foundation, the race was begun by race director Martha Rushford to honor and spotlight her mothers battle and the importance of sun safe practices and preventative measures to avoid skin cancer. The passing of Kathy Rushford, most coincidentally, occurred on the exact 10th year anniversary date of Joanna M. Nicolays death on March 13, 2003. The event honors another amazing woman, who unfortunately can no longer attend in-person, as shes done in the past, but Kathy would want the work to educate about melanoma and to raise funds for valuable research, to continue. Her goal, and same for all of us less melanoma!
- Registration and Fundraising
- 2012 Race Results
- 2011 Race Results
- 2010 Race Results
Registration Details Get Skin in the Game Great Incentive Awards:
During registration, all parents of young athletes are provided the option to make a donation and to set a fundraising goal and have a portion of your registration fee waived.
Fundraise using a customizable fundraising site template provided at registration to easily forward to friends, family, colleagues and employers AND earn any of one of the award levels.
You are also automatically included in pre-race day raffles, with every dollar raised counted as one raffle ticket to increase your chances to win! And, you are increasing the success of the Foundations objectives to benefit everyone!
Anyway you reach the Skin in the Game fundraising levels, the awards are tremendous, as follows:
Skin in the Game $100 Level: Includes a very special commemorative race plaque detailing your accomplishments as a youth athlete in the 2013 TRI-TO-WIN Frederick Kids Triathlon.
Skin in the Game $300 Level: Includes the above award, AND you will earn a choice of a fun-filled Frederick Keys Family 4-Pack of tickets to enjoy your achievements at an upcoming game of our local baseball team; OR, A “WIN-THE-FIGHT” Bike jersey; OR, a $50 gift certificate to Coolibar sun protective products.
Skin in the Game $500 Level: Includes all above awards, AND youre choice of a family sun-shade canopy; OR, an exclusive bike store gift pack.
Skin in the Game $1,000 Level: Includes all above awards, AND your choice of a Garmin Edge 500; OR, a $150 gift certificate to Coolibar sun protective products.
$10,000 Skin in the Game Grand Award: All expense paid, option of one of two once-in-a-lifetime experiences to select from (must be 18-years or older):
Choice One: Mallorca Cycling; March 30-Apr. 5, 2014
Bike tour with Destination Cycling in 2014 over March 30-Apr. 5 in sunny and warm Mallorca, Spain. This island is known world-wide for the best place to catch early season cycling. A perfect terrain for riding, from flats, to rollers to great switch-back climbs, Mallorca is the place to kick off your 2014 season. This is a performance training camp of daily group rides and educational talks about cycling. These talks will cover various topics such as, nutrition, training and racing with power, bike handling skills, race preparation, bicycle mechanics, strength and conditioning for cycling. We believe in starting your season off right and providing you with a great foundation and information to become a better cyclist in 2014 and beyond. -OR-
Choice Two: Dave Scott Triathlon Camp; May 1-4, 2014
This is a great opportunity to train with “The Man” 6x Ironman World Triathlon Champion, Dave Scott , truly a legend of the sport. Come join us for this all-inclusive 4 day/4 night triathlon camp in the U.S. triathlon mecca Boulder, Colorado, utilizing the world-renowned Boulder Flatirons Club facility and unique regional sporting venues, topography and exhilarating panoramas.
This customized triathlon camp for Skin in the Game Grand Award winners includes daily discussion, analysis, great workouts, and personalized attention. Dave is on site at all times and personally conducts every session.
Age Groups & Race Stage Distances:
- Children ages 6-9: Swim 100-meters; Bike 3-miles; Run .75-miles.
- Children ages 10-13: Swim 150 meters; Bike 4.5-miles; Run 1.5-miles.
Race Medal & Goodie Bag:
Distinctive medals are awarded to all finishers crossing the Finish Line! AND, young triathletes also receive a race Goodie Bag with a commemorative triathlon WIN-THE-FIGHT race shirt, sports bottle and variety of goodies at packet pickup.
Volunteers Are Tremendous & Wanted (Service Hours Available):
Volunteers are vital to the TRI-TO WIN-THE-FIGHT Triathlon AND will receive broad recognition for support of this charity event. Volunteers will receive complimentary race shirts and tremendous praise for your volunteer efforts (high school students can receive community service hours). Join us in making this kids triathlon event a fantastic success! Interested contact: email@example.com.
Become a Sponsor - Great Benefits!:
The Joanna M. Nicolay Melanoma Foundation invites you to be a sponsor to dramatically increase your companys visibility and affiliation with this popular youth sporting event, to include:
- Your logo on over 200 athlete and volunteer shirts;
- Press release to key local and regional media;
- Year-long exposure on our race website;
- Emails to participants requesting support of sponsors with hotlink to your business; AND
- Words of appreciation noted during the event and company literature inserts in all athlete goodie bags.
Dont miss this excellent opportunity, format and venue to enhance your companys image in Frederick and the entire metropolitan region. Sponsorship is tax deductible, as a contribution to our Foundation, a 501(c)(3) non-profit, public charity see additional details and sponsor reservation form.
Race Day Packet Pick-Up & Bike Check-In:
In-person pickup at Frederick High School on Saturday 6:00 a.m. 7:15 a.m. before the race begins at 7:30 a.m. Bikes will need to be checked-in before the race start at 7:30 a.m. and Transition Area cleared for athletes in action.
Directions & Parking:
Frederick High School is located at 650 Carroll Parkway, Frederick, MD 21701, just one-half mile east of Rt. 15 and in-between W. Patrick St. or Rosedale Ave. (taking either exit East). Parking is only permitted behind the High School or off the school grounds and race course.
Timing & Results:
A clock timing system is used for accurate race results. Results will be posted online shortly after the race.
Food & Beverages:
All TRI-TO WIN-THE-FIGHT triathletes are invited to re-energize with post-race refreshments and nourishing treats to celebrate a well-deserved triathlon achievement.
No refunds or transfers, but grateful appreciation for your support of the Joanna M. Nicolay Melanoma Foundation and our TRI-TO WIN-THE-FIGHT against melanoma! Registrations are tax-deductible.