STRIVE empowers youth to develop a healthy lifestyle by providing access to resources such as free camps to under-served communities and USA Triathlon Sanctioned youth-friendly races.

Upcoming Events

Standby as we prepare for 2018!

Founded in 2011, STRIVE has developed programs that provide youth the tools to live an active lifestyle.  The Nelson’s have been strong advocates of being fit and has completed many races individually or as a family.  Our Daughter began training for youth events and we saw the direct benefits triathlon training had for her adolescent development.  STRIVE was formed to deliver a scalable program with the emphasis on having fun while learning the skills involved to complete an aquathlon or triathlon.

STRIVE Race Series

STRIVE is an USA Triathlon Official organization in Prince George’s County Maryland which uses multi-sport opportunities for youth ages 7 to 15 through free camps and youth friendly events.

Look at the videos from last season in Bowie, MD & College Park, MD where over 150 youth performed a swim then transition to run in an encouraging environment. These events are open to all ability levels where participants can earn a medal for completing this fun race in the community.

Registration for the STRIVE Splash N Dash Race Series COMING SOON.



STRIVE Camps are foundation programs which teach the importance of nutrition paired with an active lifestyle.  These programs range from 4 – 6 weeks that offer basic water safety skills, multi-sport training and can include an academic component while delivering measurable metrics our camper output. Through the award of grants, sponsors and donors we provide a structured program at no cost to the campers within under-served communities.


STRIVE Jr. Tri Club

Whether your young triathlete is new to the sport or interested in competing at a high level, STRIVE has the coaching staff to meet their goals.   Our USA Triathlon coaches have extensive experience with developing triathletes (7-13) interested in participating in fun, youth triathlons in the region.  STRIVE also has a triathlon club which challenges youth with a structured program which encourages their athletic ability as a competitive athlete.