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Kids’ Triathlon coming up on Aug. 28

August 15, 2016

Bend, Ore. – (Aug. 12, 2016) — Youth ages 4 through 15 years old are invited to swim, bike and run at the Juniper Swim & Fitness Center Kids’ Triathlon, on Sunday, Aug. 28, at Juniper Swim & Fitness Center and Juniper Park.

The event will offer varying race lengths for different age groups: 

·         4  – 6 years old:     25 yard swim, 1/3 mile bike and 400 yard run

·         7 – 9 years old:      50 yard swim, 1 mile bike and 800 yard run

·         10 – 12 years old:  100 yard swim, 1.5 mile bike and 1 mile run

·         13 – 15 years old: 200 yard swim, 2 mile bike and 1.5 mile run

Non-timed, the triathlon focuses on kids having fun in a safe and encouraging environment. Swimming will be held in the center’s supervised pool and biking and running courses will be in Juniper Park.

Participants are encouraged to pre-register online at www.bendparksandrec.org, now through Saturday, Aug. 27 at noon. Registration is limited to 100 participants.

Participant fee is $25 for in-district residents and $30 for out-of-district residents. Event t-shirts are included with registration. If available, day-of-event registration will be open on-site from 7:30 a.m. to 8:15 a.m.

The event kicks off with a mandatory all-athlete meeting at 9 a.m. followed by the age categories racing in stages beginning at 9:30 a.m. The event continues until 1 p.m. and includes vendor booths on site. 

Hosted by Bend Park and Recreation District, the triathlon is presented by Awbrey Dental Group and sponsored by Sun Country Tours, Deschutes Multisport Club, the Human Bean, Apex Physical Therapy and Pine Ridge Inn.

For additional information and to register, visit www.bendparksandrec.org or call (541) 389-7665.