About the Race

Thank you to our 2018 River Rat participants, volunteers and sponsors!

There are so many community events you could choose to be a part of – thank you for choosing our race and supporting local kids!

2018 Photos

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On Sunday, August 12, 2018, Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals (CMNH) of Northern New York at Samaritan will host the 9th Annual River Rat Triathlon/Duathlon at the Antique Boat Museum in Clayton, New York. All proceeds from the event will benefit CMN in their efforts to improve pediatric healthcare in the tri-county region.

Your participation can make a difference for local kids! Information on how to register for the River Rat Triathlon can be found here.

More about Children’s Miracle Network

Children’s Miracle Network is a non-profit organization dedicated to helping children by raising funds and awareness for 170 children’s hospitals in the United States and Canada. Samaritan Medical Center (SMC) has served as the North Country’s official Children’s Miracle Network Hospital since 1990, striving to improve the health and well-being of children in Jefferson, Lewis, and St. Lawrence counties. The hallmark of CMN is that every dollar raised stays local. Funds generated by our local CMN program support Samaritan’s child-centered hospital and clinic areas through the funding of capital projects and purchase of critical pediatric care equipment. In addition, we provide financial assistance to local families with a child facing a medical crisis, helping to cover travel expenses and other out-of-pocket medical costs. Our direct financial assistance program is unique to Samaritan. Since its inception 28 years ago, CMN at Samaritan has helped 1,000 local families, providing nearly $1 million in direct family assistance to save and improve the lives of children with cancer, heart defects, rett syndrome, scoliosis, cystic fibrosis, Down syndrome and other serious illness.