YMCA Kid's Triathlon (Wilmington, NC)

Sat August 20, 2022 Wilmington, NC 28403 US Directions

Kids Triathlon

$40 8:00AM EDT - 11:00AM EDT
197 spots left. Registration ends July 29, 2022 at 12:00am EDT
Nir Family YMCA
2710 Market Street
Wilmington, NC US 28403

Come give a tri a try! Join us as we celebrate the 19th annual YMCA of Southeastern North Carolina's Kid’s Triathlon! Kids ages 3-13 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 awards given to the top 3 male and female in each age division. 

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.


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 -  All swimmers must be able to swim the distance independently
All proceeds benefit youth programs of the Nir Family YMCA to provide scholarships!
Packet Pick Up and Race Day Check In

Packet pickup for all events: TBD


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



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






Kids Triathlon Clinic and Mini Triathlon

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. 

Kids Triathlon Club

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 Trent at trent.hayden@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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