The Tri to Make A Difference Triathlon is coming up on September 10th at Lake Tanglewood. The Tri was founded 11 years ago by a CMN dad as a way to help raise money for the Children's Miracle Network, in honor of his son. 

When: Saturday, September 10th, 8am - 2pm

Where: Lake Tanglewood

What: A 400 meter swim, 10 mile bike, and a 5k Run

Cost: $55 for individuals, $90 for a relay team

Registration deadline is Wednesday, September 7th

If you aren't taking part in the Tri, you can still come and watch and help support CMN.

What was the inspiration for the Tri to Make A Difference Triathlon?

Photo Courtesy CMN Amarillo

The inspiration for this event came about in May of 2005, with the birth of Thomas “Bo” Boyce Lynch, who was born with a rare and currently untreatable seizure disorder. He spent the first two months of his life in the Children’s Miracle Network (CMN) supported Neonatal Intensive Care Unit at Baptist St. Anthony’s Hospital in Amarillo. Inspired by the compassion of the CMN telethon and the amazing impact CMN was able to make in their lives, the Lynches and their friends, through a letter writing campaign, sought sponsorship to participate in a charity triathlon in McKinney, Texas, raising just over $23,000 for CMN of Amarillo. Motivated by their efforts, CMN board members and volunteers have worked tirelessly to pro-vide Amarillo and the Panhandle community with a similar event: The Lake Tanglewood: Tri to Make a Difference Sprint Triathlon, which to date has raised over $300,000. 100% of the proceeds raised from this event benefit the Panhandle’s sick and needy children. Bringing the Triath-lon home to Lake Tanglewood allowed our community, as well as local and regional businesses, to participate in this faith inspiring event.

For more information about the Tri To Make A Difference Triathlon CLICK HERE.