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YWCO Kids Tri the Y Youth Triathlon
Sat, May 31, 2014
About This Activity
We are thrilled to announce the 3rd annual YWCO Kids Tri the Y youth triathlon in Athens, Georgia. Our event has welcomed hundreds of youth triathletes, as well as their families, from Athens and north Georgia. The race takes place on a closed course with the swim and run on the YWCO campus, and the bike on Research Drive. The race starts with an indoor pool swim, proceeds to a flat bike course which is completely closed to traffic and monitored by ACC police, and ends with a run on the shaded trails and soccer fields of the YWCO. Last year we welcomed more than 100 athletes and expect to max out at 125 participants this year. PARTICIPATION IS LIMITED TO 125 ATHLETES. Every finisher will receive a finisher medal. You must register by May 9, 2014, in order to be guaranteed your exact t-shirt size. We have almost one volunteer for every athlete -- we literally cover the course with support.
• 6-8 year olds: 50 yard swim, 2 mile bike, 600 yard run
• 9-11 year olds: 100 yard swim , 3 mile bike, 1 mile run
• 12-15 year olds: 150 yard swim 4 mile bike, 1.5 mile run
Our after party is a HUGE reason to participate in this race. We make every effort to celebrate the kids by showering them with attention and fun. This year we will have music and a DJ, food by Jimmy John's, Smoothie King & Earth Fare, a silent auction, bouncy house and slide, and age group awards for the top (3) athletes male & female in each age division 6, 7, 8, 9, etc.
Event schedule and times
On race morning, the main parking lot at the YWCO (by the soccer fields and gym) will be available for athlete parking. Please note that Research Drive WILL BE CLOSED FROM 7:00 – 10:00 am so if you plan to park in the main lot on Research Drive, you will need to arrive before 6:45 a.m. and plan to stay until at least 10:00 a.m. If you plan to arrive late or leave early, please park in the brick office complex across from the YWCO which is accessible by both Research Drive and Barnett Shoals Road. You can walk your bike across Research Drive if you are utilizing the brick office complex parking.
We will have a short pre-race announcement at 6:50 and the race will start precisely at 7:00am with the 12-15 year old age group. Athletes in the 9-11 age group will need to report to the pool area at 7:50 for their race announcement and 8:00 a.m. race start. Athletes in the 6-8 age group will need to report to the pool area at 8:50 for their race announcement and 9:00 a.m. race start.
Active.com does NOT offer refunds under any circumstances. You have the option of purchasing Registration Protector during the registration process in the event that you cannot attend the race. In the event of rain we will proceed as scheduled. In the event of thunder or lightning we will postpone the event for up to one hour at which time the event will be canceled. We will not reschedule the event and there will not be any refunds.