YMCA to host 18th Annual Kids Triathlon 2021
THE WOODLANDS, TX – Registration is now open for the 18th annual YMCA Kids Triathlon to be held on Saturday, July 17, 7:30 am at the Branch Crossing YMCA location. It will be a LIVE Event in 2021. Children, 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.
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, make an 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.
Distances will vary per age group. Children ages 6 — 9 years will swim 50 meters, cycle for 1 mile and run 1/4 mile. Children, ages 10 — 12 will swim 100 meters, cycle for 2 miles and run 1/2 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 2021 event will feature chip timing for faster and more accurate finish line results. The event features 7 age divisions: 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11 and 12 years. Boys and girls will compete separately in their age groups. The top 3 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 am at Branch Crossing Y, located at 8100 Ashlane Way in The Woodlands. All participants are encouraged to arrive no later than 6:30 am to park, unload equipment, check in, ready your transition area and review the course. At check in, triathletes will receive instructions, a course map and will be body marked. Please remember, parents are not allowed in transition area once the race begins.
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.
Thank you to our generous sponsors: Texas Children’s Hospital The Woodlands, SelecTRI, Kelsey-Seybold The Woodlands, Raising Canes, Valorem Insurance, Haynie & Company, Two Men & A Truck and H.E.B.
For more information and online registration visit ymcahouston.org/ymca-kids-tri. Early Bird registration ends June 17. Registration fees increase on June 18. Registration closes at Noon on July 13. Sponsor and volunteer opportunities still available. For more information contact Roxanne Davis at 281-367-9622 ext 230.