The YMCA of Southwestern Indiana is very excited to announce the 3rd Annual YMCA Kids Triathlon! This triathlon will be for kids ages 5-14 and consist of swimming, biking and running.
Triathlons, once thought to be the domain of the super fit few, have been growing in popularity. People of all ages and abilities are participating in triathlons all over the country. Youth races have become quite popular in recent years as kids see their parents participating in these events.
It is the goal of the YMCA of Southwestern Indiana to offer this exciting opportunity for our youth in Evansville and the surrounding area.
Distances by age group
Born 2007-2008 - blue - “Splash and Dash” 50 yard swim, 1/4 mile run
Born 2005-2006 - yellow - 100 yard swim, 2 mile bike (1 short lap), 1/2 mile run
Born 2003-2004 - white - 100 yard swim, 3 mile bike (1 long lap), 1/2 mile run
Born 2001-2002 - green - 200 yard swim, 4 mile bike (2 short laps), 1 mile run
Born 1999-2000 - orange - 300 yard swim, 6 mile bike (2 long laps), 2 mile run
When and Where
Date: Saturday, May 18, 2013
Time: 9:00 a.m.
Location: University Of Southern Indiana
John Schwentker; 812-401-9622 x 4313
Splash and Dash: $25 (Born 2007-2008)
Triathlon: $35 individual or $65 per team (Born 1999-2006)
This is a USA Triathlon sanctioned event so you must be a USAT member to participate. If you are not a USAT annual member, you can buy a one day membership for $10 when you register. If you are an annual member, be ready to provide your USAT membership number when you register. This money goes directly to USAT.
You can register here and there is no additional fee for online registration:
Safety Check In
Participant's bike will be inspected for safety at check in. Before coming to the event make sure all of the following are true:
- all brakes are in good working order
- the bicycle is securely assembled
- the handlebars are mounted in a safe orientation
- both handlebar ends are securely plugged
- both wheels spin true
- tires show no sign of wearing through or deterioration and are properly inflated
- chain adjusted to proper tension
- no accessories added to the bike that the inspector could deem as hazardous
Bikes MUST pass the safety check before they will be allowed on the race course. The people inspecting bikes are there to pass or fail your bike, and will not have time to repair them. If the bike is not safe, you will have to make the bike safe in time to be re-inspected. If not, you will not be allowed to race, and there will be no refund of fees.
It is STRONGLY recommended that you have the bicycle inspected by a trained bicycle technician BEFORE coming to the triathlon. The following bike shops have agreed to inspect your bicycle for FREE!
Breck's Bicycle Shop - 6219 Vogel Road, Evansville, IN
Dan's Comp - 1 Competition Way, Mt. Vernon, IN
Dan's Comp - 1412 S. Green River Road, Evansville, IN
Scheller's - 5625 E. Virginia St, Evansville, IN
Be sure to tell them that you are being inspected for the triathlon. That will make it free, and they will put an ID on the bike to show it has been inspected. Please patronize these bike shops to thank them for this free service.
Did you know that the YMCA is volunteer founded and volunteer led? We rely on our volunteers to help with our efforts in the community. Hundreds of volunteers are needed for this event! Have fun while helping the YMCA of Southwestern Indiana! If you would be interested in this fun and beneficial volunteer opportunity, please click here to register for your favorite job or jobs!
The YMCA Kids Triathlon is an association-wide event. The funds generated from the triathlon will significantly increase the number of children, youth and families who have the opportunity to experience the extraordinary impact of the following programs: Y-CAP, Diamonds, Swim Lessons, Swim Team, Soccer, Basketball, Midnight Basketball, Youth and Government, Life Skills, After School Rocks (Drug Prevention), Healthy Kids Day, Preschool, Before and After School Childcare, Summer Day Camp, Preschool Sports, Kid's Night Out, Tumbling, Family Night, Fit Kids, Various Senior programs, Adult Wellness Programs, CPR, and Nutrition Classes.
The YMCA of Southwestern Indiana, Inc., following the example of Jesus Christ, responds to community needs,
by serving all people, especially youth, through relationships and activities that promote healthy spirit, mind, and body.