Northshore Youth Triathlon

Sun August 1, 2021 Evanston, IL 60201 US
Events
Race Website

Additional race information can be found at https://northshoreyouthtri.com/.

Place
Clark St Beach, Evanston
1811 Sheridan Rd
Evanston, IL US 60201
Description

We invite youth between the ages of 5 and 14 to join us at the North Shore Youth Triathlon (NSYT) presented by Wellness Revolution. The NSYT challenges youth to develop fitness and achieve their personal best while having fun!

Formerly run by the McGaw YMCA, the NSYT is now hosted by the not-for-profit Evanston-based OWLS (Open Water Lake Swimmers), and draws on ten+ years of experience inspiring youth through triathlon.

This year, the NSYT will take place on Evanston's beautiful lakefront. Swim in Lake Michigan, bike on Sheridan Rd and run on Evanston lakefront paths. 

Event Distances:

11-14 year old: Swim 200 yards, Bike 5 miles, Run 1.5 miles

7-10 year old: swim 100 yard, Bike 2.5 miles, Run 0.7 miles

5-6 year old splash & dash: swim flexible based on skill and comfort level, Run 0.5 mile

*For need based scholarship, please contact Craig Strong at coachcraig@precisionmultisport.com.

*If your child would like to race in a different age category than their current age for any reason (Ex: shorter or longer swim), please register them for their current age group and then email coachcraig@precisionmultisport.com so we can make the change for you. 

Pre-race Info Zoom Calls:
Please plan to join us on zoom either Wednesday, June 28th or Thursday June 29th at 6:00pm for a pre-race informational call on zoom. The information sessions will go over what to expect on race morning and there will be time for questions and answers. We will record the call on Wednesday evening and send it out to everyone. Pre-race call zoom link

Packet Pick Up: 
Packet pick up is for your athlete to come pick up their t-shirt and race number. Race numbers will need to be attached to a racer's bike as well as their shirt for the event. Packet pick up will take place in the grassy area in front of Clark St Beach on the following days and times. We strongly encourage you to attend Friday or Saturday to make race morning smoother and less stressful for your child. 
Friday June 30 5-7pm
Saturday, June 31 4-7pm
Sunday August 1 6-7am

Race Contact Info

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11-14 year old map

Athletes will run/swim out to swim buoy B, make a clockwise turn and swim toward swim buoy C, turn clockwise 180 degrees to swim buoy B and finally back to buoy C before making their last clockwise turn and heading toward swim buoy D. They will run out of the water and into the transition area through the north end. After getting their bike, they will exit transition through the north side and mount their bike at the mount line (athletes should not ride their bike into transition). Coming out of Clark St, they will make a Right turn into Sheridan Rd. They will bike north to campus drive where they will make a U-turn. Participants will need to slow down to enter lake front parking lot and ride down to Greenwood St where they will again slow to turn onto the bike path and bike south to Lee St. At Lee St, athletes will make  a counterclockwise turn to return north the following the same route, past the beach entrances to do a second lap. After completing their second lap of the bike course, athletes will turn right into the entrance for Clark St. Beach. Athletes will be told to dismount their bike prior to entering transition. They will walk their bikes into transition, rack their bike and run out of the south end of the transition area. The run will take them south along the east side of the lagoon, and along the crushed gravel lakefront path. Athletes will loop around the greenwood st beach house and head back north along the lake front trail, turning right to make a second loop before finally runnings  toward the finish line. 

7-10 year old course map

Athletes will run/swim out to swim buoy B, make a clockwise turn and swim toward swim buoy C, make another clockwise turn and head toward swim buoy D. They will run out of the water and into the transition area through the north end. After getting their bike, they will exit transition through the north side and mount their bike at the mount line (athletes should not ride their bike into transition). Coming out of Clark St, they will make a Right turn into Sheridan Rd. They will bike north to campus drive where they will make a counterclockwise U-turn and bike south. Participants will need to slow down to enter lake front parking lot and ride down to Greenwood St where they will make a counterclockwise u-turn and bike north, past the beach entrances to do a second lap. After completing their second lap of the bike course, athletes will turn right into the entrance for Clark St. Beach. Athletes will be told to dismount their bike prior to entering transition. They will walk their bikes into transition, rack their bike and run out of the south end of the transition area. The run will take them south along the east side of the lagoon, and along the crushed gravel lakefront path. Athletes will look around the greenwood st beach house and head back north along the lake front trail and finally toward the finish line. 

5-6 year old splash and dash map

Athletes will enter the water and run/swim out and around first swim buoy and back. They will transition into their running shoes on the beach and then run along the transition area. They will run south around the east side of the lagoon, loop around and come back north along the west side of the lagoon to the finish line. 

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