Contributed by J.T. Lindholm, little a triathlon
little a triathlon 2018
6/30/2018 – 10AM
little a triathlon
Matanuska Lakes State Recreation Area
4376 Glenn Hwy. Palmer
Come take part in a truly unique and Alaskan event! This event is both a fundraiser and a memorial event. Funds raised from this event will go to a family with a child currently receiving treatment for cancer.
The event will start and finish at the Matanuska Lakes State Recreation Area (formerly known as Kepler-Bradley) at 10am on Saturday, June 30, 2018.
Swim: 800 meters in Matanuska Lake (wetsuit strongly recommended)
Bike: 11 miles of off-road biking
Run: 4 mile trail run
Our 2018 recipient is Jazee (pronounced "Jah-Zay") Halloway and her family. Jazee Holloway is a 7 year old Anchorage resident. She has an amazing spirit and greets everyone she meets with a smile and hug. She loves and lives her life to the fullest as best as a 7 year old can. She regularly attends church, and helps the younger kids in her bible study group and in Sunday School. She loves her Barbies, singing, dancing, baking, and can eat a whole container of strawberries if you let her. She is a wonderful and helpful daughter, who sees the positive in all situations, and is wise beyond her years. Jazee also loves school. Above all, Jazee’ is also the very proud big sister of her 6 year old brother, Jahlon. Jazee spent the entire summer preparing her and her brother for the school year at her new school but, two days into the school year, she was diagnosed with a Pineoblastoma - Wednesday, August 23, 2017 (two days after beginning 2nd grade).
Pineoblastoma is very aggressive and extremely rare, accounting for less than 1% of all primary brain tumors.
About little a triathlon:
We are a 100% volunteer organization and are also a registered non-profit organization. The race itself brings together athletes and volunteers for a day to bring awareness to this family in need, as well as celebrate with each other and that family. The triathlon actually feels like just a small part of what transpires. In the past two years of the event, we have been able to raise over $20,000 to give to our recipients due to the generosity of donors (the racer fees pretty much cover the cost of the race).
To find out more about Jazee, see maps of the race course, to register for the race and so much more, please visit our website at www.littleatriathlon.com.