Monroe Carell Jr. Children's Hospital at Vanderbilt
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Tri My Best Triathlon


Champ's A-Team Tri My Best Triathlon

Champ’s A-Team is an athlete buddy program through the Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt. The buddy program pairs children with and without a disability to complete a race together as a team, using modifications if necessary. By working as a team, each child learns that winning is not at the end of the race, but in the journey getting there together. Buddy teams are accompanied by an adult buddy throughout the race.

SWIM: Children complete the swim by swimming alongside their buddy, by being pulled in a raft by their buddy or swimming with a noodle or kickboard.

BIKE: They complete the bike portion on an adaptive bike or pedaling a standard bike alongside their buddy.

RUN: To complete the run portion, children can be pushed in a wheelchair or jogging stroller. Athletes with disabilities who are able can jog or walk any part of the course, including across the finish.

Race Distances:
Swim: 50 yards/ 2 laps
Bike: 0.75 mile
Run: 0.4 mile



We are so grateful to our wonderful event sponsors! We appreciate all you have done to make this event a success. If you are interested in sponsoring this event, please Email Kelley Newman for details.

usa triathlon Project Pencil 

RBs bikes  rifton  

Point of view   clarcor

Smoothie Kroger  Step ahead

Dollar General  Clark Legacy

Fat wheels   Brentwood Childrens

Last Edited: October 23, 2017
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