Wake Forest, NC – Registration is well under way for the 4th Annual Smile Train Tri. This amazing event was started in 2008 by triathlete and race director Rebecca Warriner.
The “Miles For Smiles” triathlon is a sprint triathlon: participants compete in a 250 meter swim, 12 mile bike, and 3.1 mile run throughout Wake Forest. With the generous support of BASF and other local sponsors, 100% of all of the race fees go directly to Smile Train. Adding in donations that many of the competitors make and collect through the Tri-and-Fundraise program, the Smile Train Tri has already accounted for over $83,000 in donations to provide free cleft lip and plate surgeries.
The race may be hard, but it’s not as hard as every day is for these parents and children who need our help.”
– Rebecca Warriner
With a new course, Rebecca and her team of volunteers have set the bar higher than ever for 2011, hoping to collect $17,500 in registration fees and $15,000 in seperate donations to bring their total to a whopping $115,500. That would be more than 460 cleft surgeries in 4 years!! In honor of this wonderful milestone, Nestle’s 100 Grand has donated their candy bars for the participants, volunteers, and spectators.
A very special thank you to Rebecca, and all of the sponsors, participants, and volunteers for helping us create so many smiles.
The 4th Annual Smile Train Triathlon was an outstanding success!! Last weekend, over 400 competitors and hundreds of volunteers and spectators converged on Wake Forest, NC and raised more than $30,000 for Smile Train.
We’d like to extend our deepest thanks to everyone involved in the Smile Train Triathlon. Be sure to check out the slideshow below and share your stories from the event in the comments section.