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YMCA Kids Triathlon Presented by Texas Children's Hospital The Woodlands
Sat, Jul 23, 2016
YMCA Kids Triathlon Presented by Texas Children's Hospital
About This Activity
The Woodlands Family YMCA Kids Triathlon Presented by Texas Children's Hospital The Woodlands Saturday, July 23, 7:30m The Woodlands Family YMCA at Branch Crossing 8100 Ashlane Way, The Woodlands, 77382
For ages 5 – 12, age as of 12-31-16 Registration fee is $30. No online signup fees. Registration ends Wednesday, July 20, at Noon.
Packet Pick Up: July 21: 10am - 7:00pm July 22: 10am - 6:00pm Walking Tots, 3091 College Park Drive, #195 The Woodlands, Tx 77384
Packet Pick Up Race Day Morning: 5:30 – 6:45am. YMCA Kids Triathlon Presented by Texas Children's Hospital The Woodlands July 23, 2016 at Branch Crossing location There will be no race day morning registration.
On Saturday, July 23, hundreds of children will experience the challenge and fun of friendly athletic competition as they run, swim and bike to the finish line of the Kids Triathlon at the The Woodlands Family YMCA at Branch Crossing. The race begins at 7:30 am and is open to children ages 5-12 of all skill levels.
In its ten+ years of promoting fitness and confidence in children, the Kids Triathlon, presented by Texas Children's Hospital The Woodlands, benefits the YMCA Annual Campaign, which ensures everyone, regardless of age, income or background has the opportunity to learn, grow and thrive at the Y.
"The Kids Triathlon provides children the chance to accomplish a goal while making new friends and feeling like they belong,” says Roxanne Davis, Community Liaison “And because proceeds from the event go to local Y programs like life-saving swim lessons and afterschool programs, it supports youth development and wellness beyond race day.”
Boys and girls will compete separately in events designed for their age group. Children ages 5 – 9 will swim 50 meters, cycle for 1 mile and run ¼ of a mile. Children ages 10 – 12 will swim 100 meters, cycle for 2 miles and run ½ mile. Each race includes chip timing for fast, accurate finish line results. All participants must provide their own bike and helmet. The race is sanctioned by USA Triathlon so all participants must be members of the USA Triathlon. Membership purchase is included in the online registration process. Please note: USAT Membership fee is not included in the registration fee)
Participants will receive a goodie bag, t-shirt and finisher medal at the conclusion of their race, with a special award presented to the top three finishers of each race. A complimentary breakfast will be provided to all participants, courtesy of Chick-fil-A Alden Bridge.
Together as a community. The Kids Triathlon is made possible by community members and volunteers. Local sponsors include Texas Children's Hospital, The Woodlands Kiwanis Clubs, SelectTRI, Chick-fil-A, Walking Tots, Step Pediatrics, The Woodlands Township, The Woodlands Modern Smiles Dentristry, Luke's Locker, Two Men and a Truck, HEB, Houston Methodist Hospital, Bull-Shirts, Village Park Church, Orange Leaf Frozen Yogurt, PediaQ Care, NextCare Urgent Care, FivePOINT Credit Union, The Woodlands Dental Group, Brighton Academy, and Spectrum Events.
Sponsorship and volunteer opportunities are still available. For more information contact Roxanne Davis at 281-367-9622 ext 230 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Race day check in begins at 5:30am at The Woodlands Family YMCA at Branch Crossing located at 8100 Ashlane Way in The Woodlands. All participants are encouraged to arrive no later than 6:30am to park, unload equipment, check in, ready your transition area and review the course. At check in, triathletes will receive race numbers, chip, t-shirt, instructions, course map and will be body marked. Please remember, parents are not allowed in transition area once the race begins. Transition area closes at 7:00am.
YMCA Triathlon Clinic: This 4-day clinic will introduce kids to the sport of triathlon and help them prepare for the upcoming YMCA Kids Triathlon. Trainings will be led by SelecTRI Head Coach Dana Lyons, a USAT Level II Certified coach. For ages 6-12, the clinic dates are July 18-21. There is limited space, so please register early. Click here to register.