Sunday, June 1 2014
Northern York County YMCA
Sunday, August 3 2014
Sanford Springvale YMCA
Sunday, September 7 2014
Healthy Habits Youth Triathlon Series
Celebrating our Fifth Year
The Healthy Habits Youth Triathlon Series is all about kids. 2014 is our fifth year for the series. It is a fun way to introduce the sport of triathlon to children in Maine. Our goal is to teach children that exercise is crucial for good health. Eating right, drinking plenty of water, and getting enough exercise are Healthy Habits we hope to instill in the children participating in this race series. The events are open to all children ages 5-15*.
The series is comprised of three races. The first is in Biddeford, the second is in Sanford and the third is in Freeport.
*At the Biddeford Aquathlon, ages are based on race day age. At the triathlons, ages are based on the child's age as of 12/31/14.
Our races are sanctioned by USAT and the distances are all age-appropriate.
The swims in Biddeford and Sanford are in YMCA pools. The swim in Freeport is in the very protected waters of Casco Bay at Winslow Park.
Any type of bike is perfect for our races. (The Freeport course is entirely on dirt roads, so road bikes with narrow tires might not be the best choice.)
We do ask that one adult from each family be available as a race day volunteer. We will communicate via email on the Thursday evening prior to the race, letting you know what your volunteer position is. Most of the positions involve standing along the course and pointing the kids in the right direction while also cheering them on.
Having parents volunteering for the entire race also allows the kids to complete the race on their own and achieve a greater feeling of accomplishment.
(We do have volunteers in the Transition Area to help the younger kids with shoelaces, etc.)
Without every family providing an adult volunteer, we cannot staff these races to allow our kids to safely participate.
We had over 250 registrations for our three races in 2013 and now we are ready to start our fifth season.
Our registration rates for 2014 are:
Biddeford Aquathlon: $15
2/2-7/19: $30 7/20-8/1: $35
2/2-8/24: $30 (Tentative Registration Date) 8/25-9/5: $35
(For Sanford and Freeport, email firstname.lastname@example.org if you have two or more children. we will give you a $5 dscount per child.)
USAT membership is required for all of our events. Kids can purchase either a one-day license for $10 or an annual membership for $15. If you plan on attending the free clinic prior to the race, buying the annual membership is less expensive. Either option is available at our online registration below.
Click on the races below to link to the registration page on imATHLETE.
(Registration is not yet open)