JB's Story

I will forever love my tribe, my squad DISTRICT TRI!

“How District Tri has impacted my life:

I have always had a zest and zeal for physical competition from football to swimming in my youth to running marathons in adulthood.  A couple years ago I wanted something more challenging, something that would push me beyond the limits that marathon training had done for me.  So I came up with the idea of doing triathlons.  I wasn’t all to sure how to train effectively for such a sport so I did some research. 

After continually training I never signed up for a race.  Fast forward a couple years I mentioned interest for the sport to an acquaintance and he introduced me to District Tri.  Instantly I was excited to join the movement. I started going to all the workouts to just become a better athlete overall. But being a part of this team meant you had to put your money where your mouth is.  When racing season opened up everyone began signing up for races.  I had always talked about doing a race but never carried out the plan.  Mid season when the majority of the team had completed their first race ever or first race of the season they began to call out those who had not yet accomplished the goal of completing a race. 

Questions began to be asked like what race do you plan on doing? When will you sign up for your first race? So I signed up officially for Rock Hall Tri Olympic distance.  Trained super hard leading up to the race and conquered it! While training I noticed slight health complications but didn’t think much of them.  I ended up completing the race but at the finish line a teammate noticed me bleeding from my side and I quickly attributed it to chaffing. Fast forward a few weeks found out I actually had CANCER! Everything came to a screeching halt. 

By me sharing my story it gave District Tri a way to support me in ways I never knew I needed.  Calls texts prayers and well wishes began to flow my way.  Everyone just wanted to be a blessing in my life. Visitor after visitor teammate after teammate."

– Joseph “JB” Covington
This Giving Tuesday, we're celebrating, uplifting, and raising money to continually support our community. District Triathlon works to promote active and healthy lifestyles to underserved communities in a safe community setting.

With your support we can continue FREE programs such as the Mindathlon, Splash and DashSaturday morning runs + bootcamp seriesgroup workouts, and clinics. Through these programs participants and their families are introduced to the benefits of walking, running, and swimming—which practiced regularly can reduce obesity and promote healthier lifestyles.

District Triathlon is a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit organization. All contributions are tax-deductible to the full extent of the law.

Our Federal Tax ID number is 82-1870888. For questions about making a gift to District Tri, please contact, Faren Campbell, Membership & Communications Director at

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