Gearing Up for the Tri to Make a Difference Triathlon

AMARILLO– Runners, bikers and swimmers are gearing up to help raise money and awareness for children battling illnesses.

Ten years ago Barry and Judy Lynch wanted to make a difference after their son Thomas was born with a rare seizure disorder.

They found the Children’s Miracle Network and started hosting the TRi to Make a Difference triathlon.

“He encourages us, all of us to train and compete and to really glorify God through the use of our bodies,” said Barry Lynch, a co-founder of the TRi to Make a Difference Triathlon.

Through his ten years, Lynch says his son, Thomas has helped push people to be a part of the triathlon and this year, and he gets to take part in it too.

“A lot of the guys that helped my wife and I get this campaign started approached me and said ‘We want to push Thomas,” said Lynch.

Thomas will be in a special wheelchair and will be able to be a part of the run, bike and swim events.

For others who want to get involved, Lynch says it is time to start training.

“Get out there, and swim and bike and run and through that, I think you will find that people are interested in what you are doing and interested in giving money, even to you to help sponsor the cause,” added Lynch.

Thomas, his family and others will compete in the TRi To Make A Difference Triathlon September 12th.

For more information on how to get involved, visit

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