YMCA Kid's Triathlon (Wilmington, NC)

Fri August 16 - Sun August 18 Wilmington, NC US 28403 Directions
Events

Aquatot Splash & Dash

08/16 6:00PM EDT - 7:00PM EDT

Kids Triathlon

08/17 8:00AM EDT - 11:00AM EDT

Teen Triathlon

08/18 8:00AM EDT - 11:00AM EDT
Place
Nir Family YMCA
2710 Market Street
Wilmington, NC US 28403
Description

Come give a tri a try! Join us as we celebrate the 17th annual Wilmington Family YMCA Kid’s Triathlon presented by Dimock, Weinberg and Cherry, DDS and Engineering Software Solutions.  *NEW* this year, we've decided to extend the fun and make a weekend of it! We will be adding an Aquatot Splash & Dash on Friday and a Teen Triathlon on Sunday! 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. 

 
1st event on Friday, August 16th
Aquatot Splash & Dash: NOT CHIP TIMED EVENT
Ages 3-4
Distances: 25 yd swim and a 400 yd run (run will be around YMCA track)
 
2nd event on Saturday, August 17th
Kids Triathlon
There are 4 different races based on age groups:
age 5-6:  swim 25yd, bike 1 mile, run 0.5 mile
age 7-8:  swim 50yd, bike 2 miles, run 0.5 mile
age 9-10:  swim 100 yd, bike 2 miles, run 1 mile
age 11-13:  swim 200 yd, bike 3 miles, run 2 miles
Your race begins at 8:00 AM with the 11-13 year olds, followed by the 9-10 year olds and so on.  Awards will be presented shortly after the last runner finishes.  Awards will be given to the top 3 males and females in each category.  Family friendly activities will be available for spectators and finished participants.
 
3rd event on Sunday, August 18th
Teen Triathlon
Ages 13-17
all ages: 300 yd. swim, 4 mile bike, 2.5 mile run
Your race begins at 8:00 AM.  Awards will be presented shortly after the last runner finishes.  Awards will be given to the top 3 males and females in each category.  Family friendly activities will be available for spectators and finished participants.

 

FAQ:
Yes! Ages 3-4 can use floaties
Yes! Parents can participate and be in the pool with the the 3-4 year old aquatots
Yes! Ages 5-6 can have parent help in the transition area for the Kid’s Triathlon
Yes! Training wheels are allowed
Kid's Triathlon and Teen Triathlon-  All swimmers must be able to swim the distance independently
 
All proceeds benefit youth programs of the Nir Family YMCA to provide scholarships!
Registrations will be taken at packet pickup on Friday August 16th if space is available.  NO RACE DAY REGISTRATIONS WILL BE TAKEN.
Packet Pick Up and Race Day Check In

Packet pickup for all events:

Friday, August 16th 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

Course Description

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Swim Start Information

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

Race Categories & Awards

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

Kids Triathlon Clinic and Mini Triathlon

Would you like to attend the Kids Triathlon Clinic and Mini Triathlon on Saturday, August 10th from 9am - 11am? – with $10 additional fee

Register during race registration check out. 

Kids Triathlon Club

Prepare for the YMCA Kid’s Triathlon with the Kid’s Triathlon Club. Starting the week of June 24th , 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 Aileen at Aileen.Sutton@ymcasenc.org for more information.

Inclement Weather Policy

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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