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Hood County YMCA Kids Triathlon
Sun, Aug 3, 2014
About This Activity
Hood County YMCA Kids Triathlon
Triathlon is one of the fastest-growing sports in the world, and kid’s triathlons are a vital part of this trend. There is no better way for a child to experience the benefits of a healthy lifestyle focused on hard work, daily exercise and good nutrition. Every triathlon consists of 4 components- swimming, biking, running and transitions. The course is designed to be challenging, yet achievable, even for the first-timers. Plus, the safety of your child is priority during the triathlon. With the help of amazing staff and volunteers, we go to great lengths to make the course as safe as possible. Each child will be chip-timed and walk away with a medal around his or her neck. Awards will also be given to the top finishers in each age group.
Course Info (distances areapproximate)
• Mini-Tri Division: Ages 5 & up; swim 25 yards, bike 1.5 miles, run 1/2 mile
• Junior Division: Ages 6-10; swim 75 yards, bike 2 miles, run 1 mile
• Senior Division: Ages 11-15; swim 150 yards, bike 4.5 miles, run 1 mile
Registration is required and space is limited. Registration Deadline to guarantee shirt size is July 23, 2014. Race Registration Closes Saturday August 2, 2014 at 5 p.m.
Event schedule and times
Location and Parking
The event will take place at both the Dana Vollmer Municipal Swim Center and Granbury City Park. Arrival time is suggested between 7:30-8:30 a.m. with transition closing at 8:45 a.m. Parking will be available around the Swim Center and City Park. The front part of the parking lot at the Swim Center will be closed off for transition, however the back part of the lot will be open.
Please note that parents will not be allowed in the swim area. This area will be designated for athletes, volunteers, lifeguards and chip timing staff. This will help cut down on confusion and increase safety! There is a fence around the swim area that has a great view of the pool area, so feel free to bring lawn chairs to set up around the park!
What to bring and Transition Area Information
Goggles/swim cap (optional)
Helmet (participants will NOT be allowed to bike without a helmet)
Towel to dry off with after the swim
Clothes to bike/run in
Socks and shoes to bike/run in
The transition area is where the participants place their bikes, helmet, shoes, clothes, etc., in one area. Please plan ahead to come early so participants can set up before opening ceremony. Participants must first check-in at packet pick up before heading to transition. Kids should be sure to bring EVERYTHING with them to transition that they will need during the race (towel, bicycle, helmet, shoes, socks, etc.).
7:30 a.m. Packet Pick-up & Transition Opens
8:45 a.m. Transition Closes
9:00 a.m. Opening Ceremony
9:10 a.m. First Wave of Senior Division
Waves will continue in 10 minute intervals
11:00 a.m. Closing & Awards Ceremony (after last participant finishes)
-For safety reasons, we start with the older divisions first and progressively work our way to the youngest division. It's important that your child start with their age division.
-The event will have medical staff available in the event of an emergency