It is with a very heavy heart that I have to deliver this news to you. I have decided to cancel the Kids Fly Tri this year.
Several things have happened to bring this cancellation. I was diagnosed with a rare brain disease at the beginning of April. At the time I was given a treatment plan and I was hopeful life would return to normal very quickly. That has not exactly been the case. I have been referred to the Mayo Clinic in Minnesota and the appointment has been set for July 5th.
On top of that, I was told in early June my grandfather has only a few months to live thanks to cancer. I would very much like to spend as much time as possible with him and my grandmother before he is gone. I do not want that precious time to be consumed with race details.
I briefly considered asking someone else to come in to direct the race, but the core group of people I have been working with advised me strongly against that.
I have already begun to move forward with plans to make next year a banner year for this race. (Race date will be August 19th.) In the mean time, if you are looking for a race to finish out your 2016 season, stay tuned for a new race that will be launched in the very near future, Tri Blossomwood. It will be held on August 27th at Blossomwood Pool.
I am heartbroken that I have to cancel this race, but that heartbreak is a drop in the bucket compared to the factors that forced the decision to be made. I thank you in advance for your understanding and ask that you keep me and my family in your thoughts and prayers in the coming months.
If you have any questions, please feel free to contact me.