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Tri-City Kids' Triathlon
Sat, Jul 19, 2014
About This Activity
The Tri-City Kids' Triathlon was created to foster a healthy lifestyle and a sense of accomplishment for kids ages 6-15. Each triathlete will swim, bike, and run to complete the competition.
NO EXPERIENCE IS NECESSARY.
This is a fantastic opportunity for your child to participate in an enjoyable, low-key athletic event that emphasizes health, self-esteem, self-confidence and fun, in a safe, family-friendly environment.
Proceeds from the race will benefit the Fibrous Dysplasia Foundation, a non-profit organization which provides information, advocacy and support for patients and caregivers of those with Fibrous Dysplasia and McCune Albright Syndrome. Additionally, proceeds will also be directed to The International Waldenstrom’s Macroglobulinemia Foundation (IWMF). IWMF is a rare form of lymphoma which also struggles for funding as an orphan disease. IWMF is devoted to “supporting everyone affected by Waldenstrom's Macroglobulinemia while advancing the search for a cure.”
2014 Course Information:
The course will be well-marked and staffed with plenty of volunteers.
The swim will take place in the indoor pool at Dow High School. Ages 6-11 will complete one length of the pool (25 yd.). Ages 12-15 will complete two lengths of the pool (50 yd.). Those doing the Open Division will swim four lengths of the pool (100 yd.). Athletes will then proceed to the transition area to find their bike.
The bike course will start in the parking lot of Dow High. Athletes will exit the parking lot turning right onto Main St. All racers go out and back on Main Street with those ages 6-11 turning around at Cook Road and racers in the 12-15 age groups, as well as those in the Open Division turning around at Orchard Drive. All athletes complete the bike portion of the race by returning to the parking lot, where they will park their bike in the transition area. Athletes must wear their helmets throughout the bike course as well as while walking their bikes through the transition area. There is no riding allowed in the transition area/chutes.
Athletes ages 6-15 will complete a 1/2 mile run on the track of Dow High School, finishing in front of the bleachers. Those doing the Open Division will complete a 1 mile run on the track of Dow High, also finishing in front of the bleachers.
Boys: 6-7, 8-9, 10-11, 12-13, & 14-15 Girls: 6-7, 8-9, 10-11, 12-13, & 14-15 Open Division: all ages may participate (6-15)*
*please note: for the Open Division, any athlete ages 6-15 may participate, but athletes will be competing against ALL other athletes of their own gender. (i.e. no age-group division/awards). Trophies to be given to the top 3 overall finishers for each gender.
All athletes will receive a goodie bag, finisher's medal and an ice cream cone. The top three finishers from each age group will receive an additional award. Refreshments for participants will also be served following the race.
Plan to stay after the completion of the race for a chance to win great prizes from local merchants, including the grand prize of a brand-new bike from Bicycle HQ!!
If you are interested in volunteering to help with the event, or if you want to contact us for any other reason, please contact: Cindy Vickery (volunteer coordinator) at: firstname.lastname@example.org or Jen Coleman (race director) at: email@example.com
Event schedule and times
Friday, July 18th, 2014--5:00-7:00pm--Packet Pickup/Late Registration/Triathlon 101