Jun

30

2018

Jun 30, 2018

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Little ‘A’ Triathlon

10:00 AM - 02:00 PM AKDT

4376 S. Glenn Highway, Palmer, AK 99645



Michele Harmeling is your POC for this event!

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The Little 'A' was founded by my friend JT Lindholm, as a tribute to his daughter Avery (little A), who passed away at age 2 1/2 from brain cancer. Avery loved the outdoors, and as a standout member of the mountain running community, JT and his wife Adrienne (Big A) decided to honor Avery's memory by using the triathlon to raise funds for other families of children battling cancer. 


"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. 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. Jazee’s brain tumor unbeknownst to us, developed within months and weeks, and not years. On August 29, 2017, Jazee’s care was transferred to Seattle. She had successful brain surgery on September 6, 2017 to remove a very large brain tumor. Jazee’ was excited to finally return to Anchorage on November 4, 2017. She is back in school, and enjoys being around her classmates and teachers. She is continuing with her therapies, and is thriving in all of them. No matter what is asked of her, she always has the “I can do it mommy” attitude (becoming more independent). Jazee’ will have her 1st post-radiation MRI on Dec 11, 2017. We are approaching that day like any other day – another blessed day! Chemotherapy is scheduled to restart on Dec 26, 2017, followed by 4-5 days in a local hospital. "


As an added bonus, I'm on the little a executive board and can give up-to-the-minute info as well as some insight into race course tips!


Race distances:

800m lake swim; 11mi trail bike; 4mi trail run.


Stick around for live music and awards at the post-race party!


Teams are welcome and we always need volunteers! I'll be racing individually, against all my better judgment. 


Please note this is NOT a good beginner tri! 


Any questions also welcome-I probably have an answer!

Amy Bushatz, amy.bushatz@teamrwb.org

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