The YMCA of Southwestern Indiana is very excited to announce the 3rd Annual YMCA Kids Triathlon! This triathlon will be for kids ages 5-14 and consist of swimming, biking and running.
Triathlons, once thought to be the domain of the super fit few, have been growing in popularity. People of all ages and abilities are participating in triathlons all over the country. Youth races have become quite popular in recent years as kids see their parents participating in these events.
It is the goal of the YMCA of Southwestern Indiana to offer this exciting opportunity for our youth in Evansville and the surrounding area.
Distances by age group (as of December 31, 2013)
5-6 - Splash and Dash 50 yard swim, 1/4 mile run
7-8 - 100 yard swim, 2 mile bike (1 short lap), 1/2 mile run
9-10 - 100 yard swim, 3 mile bike (1 lomg lap), 1/2 mile run
11-12 - 200 yard swim, 4 mile bike (2 short laps), 1 mile run
13-14 - 300 yard swim, 6 mile bike (2 laps), 2 mile run
John Schwentker; 812-401-9622 x 4313
This is a USAT sanctioned event, therefore you must be a USAT member on race day in order to compete. If you are an annual member, you will be required to provide your membership number in order to register. If you are not, you will be required to buy a one day membership for $10 or an annual membership for $15 at registration time. This money goes directly to the sanctioning body, not to the YMCA.
Due to restrictions in active.com, it is not possible to register as a team online. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org to request a paper registration form.
Safety Check In
Participant's bike will be inspected for safety at check in. Before coming to the event make sure all of the following are true:
- all brakes are in good working order
- the bicycle is securely assembled
- the handlebars are mounted in a safe orientation
- both handlebar ends are securely plugged
- tires show no sign of wearing through or deterioration and are properly inflated
- chain adjusted to proper tension
- no accessories added to the bike that the inspector could deem as hazardous
Bikes MUST pass the safety check before they will be allowed on the race course. The people inspecting bikes are there to pass or fail your bike, and will not have time to repair them. If the bike is not safe, you will have to make the bike safe in time to be re-inspected. If not, you will not be allowed to race, and there will be no refund of fees.
It is STRONGLY recommended that the bicycle be inspected by a trained bicycle technician at your favorite bike shop BEFORE race day.
Event schedule and times
Saturday, May 18, 2013