By definition, RipRoar is exciting. It's loud, it's engaging, it's 'full of energy and vigor'.
RipRoar represents the moment a child runs across our finish line, full of pride and empowered and unleashes their 'wild' on the world.
RipRoar represents the passion our team has for creating transformative moments for youth by building a stage to let them shine.
RipRoar is the next generation of youth triathletes. Inspiring others while challenging themselves.
Starting in 2018, RipRoar's Youth triathlon Series is being produced on behalf of The Youth Tribe, a Des Moines based non-profit focused on continuing the tradition of triathlon for the next generation. While the RipRoar Series will look similar to year's past on event day, the effort required to keep triathlon going for future years will look much different.
While The Youth Tribe team works to secure grants and corporate partnerships for the 2018 calendar, the financial support of the youth triathlon community will also be necessary to continue this sport into the future.
We believe in safe but challenging events that teach tenacity, grit and the limitlessness of self.
We believe that competition, whether with others or with oneself, is valuable not divisive.
We believe that every finish line is an opportunity to hook kids on the thrill of achieving difficult feats.
We believe that every child can succeed in our triathlons regardless of talent, training, or quality of equipment.
In this tribe, we race together. These are my people. This is our day.
Together we sweat. Together we suffer. Together we endure.
When others turn back, we push forward. When fear rises up, We rise above it.
We create strength that inspires others.
We are tenacious. We are determined. And together we are unstoppable.