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Come give a tri a try! Join us as we celebrate the 19th annual YMCA of Southeastern North Carolina's Kid’s Triathlon presented by Dimock, Weinberg and Cherry, DDS and Engineering Software Solutions. Kids ages 3-17 are invited to join in on their age specific race at the Nir Family YMCA. The swimming will take place in the Y’s pool with the bike and run course being out and back in the Forest Hills neighborhood. With full event production by SetUp Events, the participants get the ultimate triathlon experience! All participants receive a finishers medal and tshirt with trophies awarded to the top 3 male and female in each age division.
Packet pickup for all events:
Friday, July 30th, 4pm-6pm at Nir Family YMCA Field
Race Day Check In
Even if you attend packet pickup on Friday, you must check in Race Morning to get body markings & your timing chip.
You must be checked in by 7:30AM
Transition area must be set up and CLEAR by 7:45am
Swim start information: Swimmers will start in the pool and will be given a countdown of "3...2...1...go". That is when their time will begin. All swimmers will go off in numeric order. These numbers were assigned based on the swim seed times that were given during registration. Faster swimmers will start toward the front of the group, slower swimmers (or swimmers with no seed time given) will start toward the back. It is OK for your child to start at the back of the group if they choose. Remember, their time will not start until they are told "go" regardless of where they start. A swimmer can always tell the starter to give a little extra time before they start.
For example: There was no seed time given for Timmy so he is starting in the back of his group. But he is a fast swimmer and does not want to have to pass a lot of other swimmers. Tell him to tell the starter to give a little extra time before he starts so that the pool can clear.
Seed times can not be changed at the race. Your child can move BACK in their start time, but can not move FORWARD.
Kids Triathlon: Age groups will start in the following order:
11-13 - orange - #'s 1-65
9-10 - blue - #'s 66-123
7-8 - red - #'s 141-186
5-6 - green - #'s 221-251
Distances of Event: Distances Determined by Age
Age Swim Bike Run
3-4 25-yard no bike! 400 yd
5-6 25-yard 1 mile .5 mile
7-8 50-yard 2 mile .5 mile
9-10 100-yard 2mile 1 mile
11-13 200-yard 3 mile 2 mile
14-17 300 yard 4 mile 2.5 mile
Would you like to attend the Kids Triathlon Clinic and Mini Triathlon on Saturday, July 24th from 9am - 11am? – with $10 additional fee
Register during race registration check out.
Prepare for the YMCA Kid’s Triathlon with the Kid’s Triathlon Club. Starting the week of June 8th , this club meets three days a week for eight weeks preparing the kids for the triathlon. Swim, bike and run in a fun, supportive atmosphere. Practices are in the evenings, 5:30 to 7:30pm. Contact Lindsay at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
In the event of inclement weather the following procedures will be followed:
The event will be postponed in hopes the inclement weather will pass. If the inclement weather does not pass in time to complete the event safely in the original or modified format, the event will be canceled. If the weather passes and the event cannot be held within the permitted time limits, the event will be changed to a duathlon format and possibly modified in length to meet these restrictions.
Every effort will be made to hold this event on time on this date. Should this event be canceled due to an Act of God or other circumstance beyond the race directors control there will be no refunds, credits, or transfers.
NO EXCEPTIONS will be made to this policy.
By registering for this event you agree to this weather policy.
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