Come give it a “tri”
As summer hits the halfway mark, many kids may have muttered those two dreaded words, “I’m bored.” Look no further; they can spend the next two weeks preparing for the California Kids Triathlon.
A triathlon is a multisport event that combines three common disciplines, swimming, biking and running, into one fantastic race. At the 15th Annual California Kids Triathlon, kids start off with a swim in Arroyo Pool, followed by the bike leg and concluded by the run.
But my child has never run in a triathlon? They can’t possibly be ready for one!
No worries at all! Most of our participants are first timers, too. In fact, 40% of the athletes at each year’s California Kids Triathlon have never taken part in a triathlon before.
My kid isn’t on swim team… they can’t do this, can they?
Oh yes they can! Swim distances (outlined below) are short and sweet. Kids can use kickboards or wear life vests (very common in the younger divisions) and they can swim any stroke…even dog paddle.
The way our triathlon is designed is to place the focus of the event on A) having fun and B) the accomplishment of crossing the finish line. In doing so, distances are catered to each age division and designed to be achievable for first-timers, while at the same time still challenging for the more experienced triathlete. While trophies are awarded to top finishers, every child receives a medal worthy of showing off to their friends.
Returning to Davis on Saturday, July 9, the 2016 event will be a night you will shine!
Glow in the dark medals await (optional participant medal pictured here – the yellow enamel glows in the dark) along with five courses from which participants may choose.
It is the final stage of Part One of the NorCal Tour de FIT Series. Register online for the Moonlight Run