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Kids’ Triathlon is Sunday, Aug. 25

August 19, 2019

It’s never too early to complete a first triathlon. Youth, ages 4 to 15 years old, are invited to swim, bike and run at the Kids’ Triathlon, Sunday, August 25, at Juniper Swim & Fitness Center and Juniper Park in northeast Bend.

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.

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

Participants are encouraged to pre-register now through Saturday, Aug. 24 at noon. Register online at www.bendparksandrec.org, in person at Juniper Swim & Fitness Center, The Pavilion or the District Office at Riverbend Park, or call (541) 389-7275. Registration is limited to 100 participants. Participant fee is $25 for in-district residents and $30 for out-of-district residents. Event t-shirt is included with registration.

If space is available following the online registration deadline, day-of event registration will be on-site from 8 a.m. to 9 a.m. on Sunday.

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 12:30 p.m. and includes vendor booths on site.

The triathlon is offered by Bend Park & Recreation District with help from the primary sponsor Step and Spine Physical Therapy and others.