A child in a blue shirt holds up his Tri4Youth medal. He is smiling with what looks like pride.

What an amazing day we had! The first annual All Ability Tri4Youth, which was also the first EVER all inclusive triathlon in Oregon and the only the second in the country, was a huge success! On Saturday, August 12th, 95 athletes raced their hearts out and showcased their athleticism, enthusiasm and spirit! This event had it all- wonderful athletes, 75 incredible volunteers, good weather, and a family fun party!  We here at FACT Oregon left the day feeling inspired and excited for next year’s Tri4Youth!

We want to give a very special thanks to Tualatin Hills Parks and Recreation Districtfor partnering with us on this event and to our sponsors, Minuteman Press of BeavertonThe Portland Trailblazers FoundationNike, OnPoint Community Credit Union, and Salem Health Hospitals & Clinics. We also want to give a HUGE shout-out to the incredibly talented photographers, Paloma Ayala and Ken Rumbaugh, who captured so many special moments during the tri featured in this email.

We will be posting more Tri4Youth photos and athlete race times on our FACT Oregon Facebook page throughout the week, so stay tuned!

Tri4Youth Award Winners

Spirit Award: Amanda Ankeny
Amanda supported two teams and completed the tri twice, not an easy feat! Go Amanda!

Fundraising Award: Team Minions
Team Minions fundraised $1,665.40! Bravo to Captain Benjamin Silverman, Ella Houston and Gordon Thomas!