Tri It For Life Chapter History - Charlotte, NC
Tri It For Life is a non-profit organization that began in 2006 when Dr. Alyse Kelly-Jones of Charlotte, North Carolina decided that she wanted to lead a healthier lifestyle. Alyse started by training for a triathlon and convinced a couple of friends to join her. Their first race was the Ramblin' 100, and they had so much fun that they decided to recruit other ladies to join them the following year.
The idea to “inspire women to move” and to lead healthier lives, by supporting each other through triathlon training, led to the creation of a 5013c called Tri It For Life. The women’s organization has since impacted more than 1000 women in the Charlotte, North Carolina area. They are grandmothers, moms, daughters, sisters, aunts, nieces, cousins and friends. Each had their own challenges to overcome, prior to crossing the finish line of their first triathlon. And each one had her own story to share that would inspire new members to ‘tri’.
Tri It For Life conducts a 12-week training program to prepare women to complete their first triathlon. There are no professional coaches associated with the training program – it is conducted and led by volunteer Mentors that were once Tri It for Life Athletes themselves. It is the cornerstone of the program having another person who has been thru the 12-week training and can share their experience and learnings.
Tri It For Life Athletes have trained for the Ramblin' Rose S. Charlotte, Ramblin' Rose Rock Hill, and Ramblin' Rose Huntersville. The non-profit mission has been expanded to groups in Raleigh, North Carolina and Charleston, South Carolina.