Each year we've strived to carefully manage the growth of the Nottingham Kids Triathlon, putting safety first and fun a very close second. Even with an increased field limit for 2012, the Nottingham Kids Triathlon sold out in record time. While we are thrilled that this event continues to grow in popularity, it does bum us out that we have to turn youth triathletes away.
We will be offering a limited number of charity spots to the 2012 Nottingham Kids Triathlon. These charity spots will be priced at $75—$25 more than the regular registration fee—and the full proceeds of this increase will go directly to our Maryland Youth Triathlon Series charity partner, the Joanna M. Nicolay Melanoma Foundation. The Joanna M. Nicolay Melanoma Foundation, which produces the TRI-TO "WIN-THE-FIGHT" Frederick Kids Triathlon, is a founding partner of the Maryland Youth Triathlon Series which was formed, in part, to drive awareness of melanoma skin cancer among adolescents and young adults and support the efforts of the Foundation. But wait, there's more! The MINI COW TRI CLUB will match each $25, so the benefit of these charity spots will go twice as far towards melanoma prevention, detection, care and cure.
Registration for these 15 charity spots will open at 10 a.m. on Wednesday, July 25, 2012, will be available on a first-come, first-served basis, and will close when all 15 charity spots have been sold. Last year's charity spots sold out in 23 minutes! Registration will be through imATHLETE at imATHLETE.com/events/NKT.
If you have any questions about the available charity spots or our Maryland Youth Triathlon Series charity partner, the Joanna M. Nicolay Melanoma Foundation, please contact the Race Director, Brian Lausch, at brian@MiniCowTriClub.com.
ABOUT THE JOANNA M. NICOLAY MELANOMA FOUNDATION
The Joanna M. Nicolay Melanoma Foundation is a non-profit, public charity founded in 2004 to foster melanoma education, advocacy and research. In just eight years, the Foundation has grown dramatically to become an influential voice in the melanoma community and is now established as a national, and international, “voice for melanoma prevention, detection, care and cure.”
Melanoma skin cancer is the most common cancer among young adults ages 25-29 and the second most common cancer in adolescents and young adults ages 15-29. Based in Maryland, the Joanna M. Nicolay Melanoma Foundation promotes melanoma awareness through its "WIN-THE-FIGHT" initiatives including the TRI-TO "WIN-THE-FIGHT" Frederick Kids Triathlon.