7th Annual Kids Triathlon This Saturday

Hit the ground running for the 7th Annual Kids Triathlon at Gregg Park on July 25, beginning at 8:00 a.m. Kids between the ages of 3 and 15 are welcome to enter this fun, high-energy event taking place this Saturday.

The Kids Triathlon motivates and promotes kids and their families to incorporate an active, healthy lifestyle. Good Samaritan, the YMCA of Vincennes and Vincennes Parks and Recreation joined together for the seventh year to sponsor the triathlon.

Swimming, biking and running in Gregg Park are the three events in this triathlon. Registration begins at 7:00 a.m. for the Iron division, 8:00 a.m. for the Sprint division and 9:00 a.m. for the Family division.

“I love all the events, but I’m really excited for swimming,” said 6-year-old Kids Triathlete, Brooklyn Mikiska. “My brother is doing the Triathlon with me this year, so I’m very excited for that too.”

The Family division includes a 25-meter swim, 1/2-mile bike ride and 1/4-mile run, while the Sprint division includes a 50-meter swim, 2-mile bike ride and 1/2-mile run. The Iron division includes a 150-meter swim, 4-mile bike ride and 1-mile run.

A family member is allowed to accompany children in the Family division during each event. All events take place at Gregg Park. The cost is $20 per child and $15 for each additional sibling. Each child participating will receive a 2015 Kids Triathlon t-shirt and medal, and if needed, financial assistance is available.

Registration forms for the Kids Triathlon can be downloaded online at www.vincennesymca.org by clicking on the schedules and form tab on the homepage. Completed registrations must be returned to the YMCA of Vincennes, 2010 College Avenue.

Volunteers are needed to help on event day. If you are interested in helping out, or for more information, contact Bill Davis at 812-895-9622 ext. 21 or email: bdavis@vincennesymca.org.

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