13th Annual Kids’ & Teens’ Try-Athlon
This exhilarating event is offered to anyone ages 5–18 wishing to take part. Our event is conducted much like a traditional triathlon; participants begin with the swimming competition, then move right along to the bike route and finish with the run portion of the race. All participants compete in all three portions of the race consecutively. Racers compete with those in their swimming status group, gender group and age group. This is a professionally chip-timed race. While some of the participants are competitive in nature, our emphasis is primarily on the accomplishment of finishing the race. All racers receive a participation medal upon crossing the finish line as an award for their achievement, and the top three finishers of each girls and boys age divisions are awarded a trophy. Parents are invited to participate with their children during the run portion of the race to show their support and to be actively involved in their children’s steps toward healthy lifestyles.
Pre-teen racers will swim 25 meters (one length of Shanklin Pool), bike 1.2 miles and run ½ mile. Teens ages 13–18 will swim for 75 meters (three lengths of Shanklin Pool), bike 1.2 miles and run 3.1 miles (5K). Each participant completes all three portions of the race, consecutively, with one final race result.
Packet pickup and mandatory bicycle and helmet safety inspections will be conducted Wednesday, July 5 at Rieth Interpretive Center, 410 West Plymouth Avenue, from 12 noon to 6 pm. You must bring your bikes and helmets to receive a “passing” sticker for each. Out-of-town participants who live outside a 50-mile radius of Goshen should contact Kimberlee at 534-2901 regarding packet pickup and safety inspections.
Race Day Times:
Ages 13–18: 8 am
Ages 9–12: 8:30 am
Ages 5–8: 9:30 am
Age Divisions and Swimming Category (boys and girls compete separately):
Non-swimmers*: Ages 5/6
*The non-swimmer category is for those needing a lifejacket to swim 25 meters; lifejackets are mandatory for this category. The non-swimmer divisions will still take part in the swim portion of the race with the use of a lifejacket.
Swimmers: Ages 5/6, 7/8, 9/10, 11/12, 13/14, 15/16, 17/18
Early Registration: Now through June 17 at Goshen Parks Office, $20
Late Registration: June 18–June 30, $30
No registrations will be accepted after June 30 (no exceptions). All mailed registration forms must be postmarked by Monday, June 26.
Race Day: Saturday, July 8.
For more information, contact the Goshen Park Office at (574) 534-2901.