The RyanMan Foundation was founded in 2014 with the mission to support the fight against childhood cancer, within the State of Mississippi. The Foundation was established in honor of Ryan LaSource, who, at the age of 2, has fought and beat Leukemia, twice! The RyanMan Foundation is committed to supporting this fight and is organizing the RyanMan Triathlon as our main platform in raising money to support this mission.Learn more about little Ryan LaSource here, or check out Ryan's Journey on Facebook.
The Clarion Ledger recently carried a great story on Ryan and the triathlon.
All the information you need about the race is at the RyanMan website, but here is are the essentials:
The race starts at Lakeshore Park at 7 a.m. with a 1.2 mile swim, then a 56 mile bike ride, then a 13.1 mile run around Pelahatchie Bay. Proceeds benefit Batson's Children's Hospital.
Registration is closed, but there are plenty are ways you can help through volunteering, or buying a raffle ticket for a Viking dishwasher, or cheering on the athletes.