Fitness & Sports
YMCA Kids Triathlon in The Woodlands
THE WOODLANDS, TX – The annual YMCA Kids Triathlon was held on Saturday, July 20, at 7:30 am at the Branch Crossing location at 8100 Ashlane Way in The Woodlands. Children ages 6 – 12 were eligible to register and experience the fun and excitement of a triathlon. It’s was morning of friendly competition and physical activity that can lead to a lifetime of fitness. The event is designed for all skill levels and previous triathlon experience was not required.
View photos from the event on the Hello Woodlands Facebook page here.
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 YMCA. Proceeds from event will “Help US Multiply our Impact in 2019.”Advertisement
The triathlon involved three activities – swimming, cycling, and running. Distances varied per age group. Children ages 6 – 9 years swam 50 meters, cycled for 1 mile and ran ¼ mile. Children ages 10 – 12 swam 100 meters, cycled for 2 miles and ran ½ mile.
The 2019 event featured chip timing for faster and more accurate finish line results. The event featured 7 age divisions: 6,7, 8, 9, 10, 11 and 12 years. Boys and girls competed separately in their age groups. The top 3 finishers, male and female, in each age group received a special award. All participants received a goodie bag, t-shirt, finisher medal and complimentary breakfast at the conclusion of their race.
Congratulations to all the amazing athletes who participated in the YMCA Kids Triathlon! For complete race results visit https://www.mychiptime.com/searchevent.php?id=12149
Post race activities included refreshments, face art, balloon art, mascots, music, games, photos booth, awards ceremony, and sponsor booths.
The YMCA Kids Triathlon was sponsored by Texas Children’s Hospital The Woodlands, SelecTRI, Walking Tots, CareNow Urgent Care, Kelsey-Seybold, Two Men & A Truck, and The Woodlands Township.
Learn more about the event at https://www.ymcahouston.org/woodlands-family-ymca-kids-triathlon.
First organized in 1886, the YMCA of Greater Houston is one of the city’s leading nonprofits dedicated to strengthening communities through youth development, healthy living and social responsibility. The YMCA, a United Way of Greater Houston agency, seeks to serve all – regardless of age, income, faith or background and we welcome everyone. In the greater Houston area, 29 YMCA centers, one overnight camp and hundreds of program sites nurture the potential of children and teens, improve the city’s health and well-being, and provide opportunities to give back and support neighbors. Anchored in the Houston community, the Y has the longstanding relationships and physical presence not just to promise, but to deliver lasting personal and social change. To learn more, call 713-659-5566 or visit ymcahouston.org.