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19th Annual YMCA Kids Triathlon 2022: Race #2 of the YMCA Summer Race Series

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THE WOODLANDS, TX – Registration is now open for the 19th annual YMCA Kids Triathlon to be held on Saturday, July 16, 7:30 a.m. at the Branch Crossing YMCA location. Youth, ages 6-12, are eligible to register and experience the fun and excitement of triathlon. It will be a morning of friendly competition and physical activity that can lead to a lifetime of wellness. The event is designed for all levels. Previous triathlon experience is not required. Registration closes on July 11. Register early as this event sells out: ymcahouston.org/ymca-kids-tri.

YMCA Kids Triathlon Rod Prado Hello Woodlands
Photo by Rod Prado, Hello Woodlands.

Swim/Bike/Run for a Cause: Presented by Texas Children’s Hospital The Woodlands, the Kids Triathlon 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. Proceeds from the event will help us to create a stronger community, multiply our impact, and bring about meaningful change.

Swim+Bike+Run = Fun! Triathlon is an exciting sport for young children because it involves three activities that every child enjoys – swimming, cycling, and running. Triathlon is an individual event with segments running consecutively until all three elements are completed.

 

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Distances will vary per age group. Children ages 6-9 years will swim 50 meters, cycle for 1 mile and run ¼ mile. Children ages 10-12 will swim 100 meters, cycle for 2 miles, and run ½ mile. All participants must provide their own bike. Training wheels are not allowed. Helmets must be worn for the bike course and shoes must be worn for the bike and run courses.

The 2022 event will feature timing straps/tags for faster and more accurate finish line results. The event features seven age divisions: 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, and 12 years. Boys and girls will compete separately in their age groups. The top three finishers, male and female, in each age group will receive a special award. All participants will receive a goodie bag, t-shirt, finisher medal, and refreshments at the conclusion of their race.

Race day check-in begins at 5:30 a.m. at Branch Crossing Y, located at 8100 Ashlane in The Woodlands. All participants are encouraged to arrive no later than 5:30 a.m. to park, unload equipment, check in, ready your transition area, and review the course. Post-race activities will include refreshments, face and balloon art, mascots, music, games, photo booth, awards ceremony, and sponsor booths. Concessions will be available for purchase.

 

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Thank you to our generous sponsors: Texas Children’s Hospital The Woodlands, SelecTRI, Kelsey-Seybold The Woodlands, Raising Cane’s, Alight Solutions, Haynie & Company, Two Men & a Truck, The Woodlands Township, Swim Labs The Woodlands, Hunter Family Orthodontics, Valorem Insurance, The Woodlands Chamber of Commerce, and H-E-B.

Kids Triathlon is Race #2 of the new YMCA Summer Race Series for Kids and Teens. Registration is now open for the inaugural YMCA Kids Duathlon, scheduled for August 13. For more information and online registration, visit ymcahouston.org/ymca-kids-tri. Sponsor and volunteer opportunities are still available. For more information, contact Roxanne Davis at 281-367-9622 ext 230.

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