5th Annual YMCA Youth Triathlon – July 7

On Sunday, July 7th, kids ages 5 to 14 will compete in the McGaw YMCA’s 5th Annual Youth Triathlon at Evanston Township High School.ymca-site-logo

5-6 year olds will compete in a “Splash & Dash” that consists of a 50 yard swim and 0.4 mile run; 7-10 years swim 100 yards, bike 2.5 miles and run 0.7 miles; 11-14 year olds will swim 200 yards, bike 4 miles and run 1.5 miles. Awards will be given to top finishers and all participants will receive a medal and goody bag.

All participants of the race are required to attend the Pre-Race Expo on Saturday, June 6 to pick up race packets and get bikes inspected. The Expo will be hosted at Sebring-Lewis Center Gymnasium at the McGaw YMCA from 10 AM through 2 PM.

Lori Siegel, Associate Operating Officer and Senior Director at the McGaw YMCA, notes that the Youth Triathlon is a great event for youth of all levels to showcase their skills and determination. Lori adds,  “for many families this may be the first triathlon they have attended and this becomes the catalyst for adults to say ‘if my child can do this, maybe I can,’ putting them on a path to becoming  more active as individuals and as a family.”

The event would not happen without the support of generous sponsors.  The McGaw YMCA appreciates the support of platinum event sponsor, Blue Cross Blue Shield of Illinois, and bronze sponsors, Wellness Revolution, Chiro One, Precision Multisport, Evanston Running Club, Chicago Endurance Sports, Wheel & Sprocket and Andy’s Custard.

For questions about this event, email youthtri@mcgawymca.org. To sign up for this event, register online at mcgawymca.org.

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