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YMCA Youth Triathlon Kiwanis Kids Series

 

YMCA Youth Triathlon Kiwanis Kids Series

Saturday,‭ ‬July‭ ‬28,‭ ‬2012

Triathlon Training Clinic Available July‭ ‬16‭ – ‬20.

 
The‭ ‬South‭ ‬Montgomery‭ ‬County‭ ‬YMCA and The Woodlands Kiwanis Club is hosting the‭ ‬Kiwanis Kids YMCA Youth Triathlon on Saturday,‭ ‬July‭ ‬28th,‭ ‬7:30am at the Branch Crossing YMCA.‭ ‬ Children,‭ ‬ages‭ ‬7‭ – ‬12,‭ (‬as of‭ ‬12-31-12‭) ‬are eligible to register and experience the fun and excitement of triathlon.‭ ‬It’s a morning of friendly competition and physical activity that can lead to a lifetime of fitness.‭ ‬This is the‭ ‬5th race in the Kiwanis Kids Series‭ ‬2012.‭ ‬All races are sanctioned by USA Triathlon.
 
For those that are interested in learning more about triathlon and brushing up on their skills and transitions,‭ ‬the YMCA is hosting a‭ ‬Youth Triathlon Clinic,‭ ‬July‭ ‬16‭ – ‬20‭ ‬at the Branch Crossing YMCA.‭ ‬There is a morning clinic,‭ ‬9:30‭ – ‬10:30am and an evening clinic‭ ‬5:00‭ – ‬6:00pm.‭ ‬Registration is still available at the South Montgomery County YMCAs.‭ ‬For more information call‭ ‬281-367-9622‭ ‬or visit‭ ‬www.ymcahouston.org/south-montgomery-county.‭ 
 
Triathlon is an exciting sport for young children because it involves three activities that every child enjoys‭ – ‬swimming,‭ ‬cycling and running.‭ ‬Triathlon is an individual event with segments running consecutively until all three elements are completed.
The‭ ‬2012‭ ‬event will feature chip timing‭ ‬for faster and more accurate finish line results.‭ ‬The event features‭ ‬5‭ ‬age divisions:‭ ‬7,‭ ‬8,‭ ‬9,‭ ‬10‭ ‬and‭ ‬11‭ – ‬12‭ ‬years.‭ ‬Boys and girls will compete separately in their age groups.‭ ‬All finishers will receive a medal at the conclusion of their race.‭ ‬The top‭ ‬3‭ ‬finishers,‭ ‬male and female,‭ ‬in each age group will receive a special award.‭ 
 
Distances will vary per age group.‭ ‬Children ages‭ ‬7‭ – ‬9‭ ‬years will swim‭ ‬50‭ ‬meters,‭ ‬cycle for‭ ‬1‭ ‬mile and run‭ ¼ ‬mile.‭ ‬Children,‭ ‬ages‭ ‬10‭ – ‬12‭ ‬will swim‭ ‬100‭ ‬meters,‭ ‬cycle for‭ ‬2‭ ‬miles and run‭ ½ ‬mile.‭ ‬Helmets must be worn for the bike course and shoes must be worn for the bike and run courses.
 
On line registration,‭ ‬available at‭ ‬www.greaterhoustonkiwanis.org/triathlon,‭ ‬ends at‭ ‬5pm on‭ ‬July‭ ‬27th.‭ ‬ All participants must be members of the USA Triathlon.‭ ‬To purchase an annual USA Triathlon youth membership for‭ ‬$5,‭ ‬please visit‭ ‬www.uastriathlon.org.‭ ‬Triathlon entry fee is‭ ‬$25‭ ‬per child which includes a t-shirt and goodie bag.‭ 
Race Day morning registration will be available beginning at‭ ‬5:45am.‭ ‬Registration fee is‭ ‬$30‭ ‬on race day morning.‭ ‬ You must show proof of USA Triathlon Membership‭ ‬for race day morning registration.‭ 
 
Race day check in begins at‭ ‬5:45am at the Branch Crossing YMCA located at‭ ‬8100‭ ‬Ashlane Way in The Woodlands.‭ ‬ All participants are encouraged to arrive‭ ‬no later than‭ ‬6:45am to park,‭ ‬unload equipment,‭ ‬check in,‭ ‬ready your transition area and review the course.‭ ‬At check in,‭ ‬triathletes will receive race numbers,‭ ‬chip,‭ ‬t-shirt,‭ ‬instructions,‭ ‬course map and will be body marked.
 
The‭ ‬16th Annual Kiwanis Kids Triathlon Series is a charity event benefitting the YMCA Partners Program.‭ ‬Thank you to the local sponsors including The Woodlands Kiwanis Club,‭ ‬Kelsey-Seybold,‭ ‬Dickinson Chiropractics,‭ ‬Lonestar Multi Sports,‭ ‬and Aon Hewitt.‭ 
 
For more information contact‭ ‬Levitia Simmons at‭ ‬281-367-9622‭ ‬ext‭ ‬235.