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The Traverse City Youth Triathlon is a fun and challenging event for grade school aged kids. (Must be able to safely ride a bicycle without assistance from additional wheels or another person.)
Young athletes swim, bike and run in this 3-event race that not only promotes fitness but improves your child’s self confidence as they cross the finish line on their own.
A great introduction to the sport, TCYT offers a short swim in a lap pool, followed by a safe bike ride and run on a path. Youth triathletes will transition just like adults in secure T1/T2 areas. We strongly encourage friends and family to come cheer on these young competitors for one of the best spectator events of the season.
When: 9/6/2014, first age group starts at 8am
Where: Grand Traverse County Civic Center, Traverse City
How far do they go:
Ages12 & under: 100 yd swim, 3 mile bike, .5 mile run
Teens (13-18): 200 yd swim, 6 mile bike, 1 mile run
Where will they Swim, Bike, Run:
Kid’s Swim: The kid’s swim is based on the distances above. The swim is in a safe environment in lap pool. Kids MUST be able to swim WITHOUT the use of flotation devices. Lifeguards will be present in the water to ensure safety.
Kid’s Bike: The kid’s bike course is on park paths at the Grand Traverse County Civic Center. Safety is the number one concern. **Approx. distance of one lap is 1 mile.
Kid’s Run: The kid’s run course is on park property. Distances are above. There is one aid station to be used for all ages.The aid station will have water only.
How much does it cost: $30 until 8/05/2014. 8/06/2014 – 9/5/2014: $35. Day of event: $40. Online registration is CLOSED after 9/05/2014. Registration is available for $40 in person at both packet pick up and at registration on Race Day.
Age group awards: 1st, 2nd & 3rd, will be awarded for each age group, male and female. Age groups are: 8 and under, 9-10, 11-12, 13-14 and 14+
Post Race: Post race includes snacks and refreshments. All kids get a finisher’s medal. The award ceremony is at 11:00 AM for all ages.