Register Now for the Youth Triathlon Scheduled for Friday, August 11

The 2017 Sioux Falls Parks and Recreation Youth Triathlon presented by Wellmark Blue Cross and Blue Shield is right around the corner! This minitriathlon is cosponsored by Wellmark Blue Cross and Blue Shield along with Two Wheeler Dealer.

The Youth Triathlon is designed for kids and teenagers between 6 and 18 years of age and will be held on Friday, August 11, 2017, beginning at 10 a.m. in Kuehn Pool and Kuehn Park, 2501 South Kuehn Road.

 

AGE

SWIM

BIKE

RUN

START TIME

6–7

1 length of pool (33m)

1 full lap around park (.64 mile)

.5 mile

10 a.m.

8–9

1.5 lengths of pool (49.5m)

2 full laps around park (1.3 miles)

.5 mile

10:15 a.m.

10–11

2 lengths of pool (66m)

3 full laps around park (1.92 miles)

1 mile

10:30 a.m.

12–13

100m

4 full laps around park (2.5 miles)

1 mile

10:45 a.m.

14–18

200m

6 full laps around park (3.84 miles)

1.5 miles

11 a.m.

Early registration ends at 5 p.m. on August 1. The early registration fee is $10. Each preregistered participant will be provided with a Two Wheeler Dealer water bottle and a $10 gift certificate. Registrations accepted on race day will be $15. Wellmark Blue Cross and Blue Shield has established a scholarship fund to help defray the cost for those needing assistance in paying the entry fee. Packet pickup begins at 9 a.m. on race day.

Make sure to stick around for the awards ceremony. Coke will have a drawing to win a bike for registered participants. Prizes will be awarded to the top three male and female finishers in each division, and a drawing will be held for a $250 gift certificate from Two Wheeler Dealer. Two Wheeler Dealer will be on site to provide bike checks, minor tuning, and tire inflation prior to the race. Bring your swimsuit, towel, bike, helmet, and running shoes.

Vehicle Parking and Access

 Use Kuehn Pool lot entrance to drop off participants and equipment. Kuehn Pool lot will be ADA parking only. Please use Sioux Falls First Church lot at 41st Street and Kuehn Park Road or the Kuehn Community Center lot at 2801 South Valley View Road for parking. No parking will be allowed in the Kuehn Golf Course parking lot.

Youth Triathlon Training Class

 If you are planning on competing in the Youth Triathlon, or just want to learn what it’s all about, check out our training class. You can practice your swimming, biking, and running skills while getting tips on how to improve. The three-day, one-hour sessions will be held August 8–10 and cost $20 per person. Sioux Falls Swim Team and Two Wheeler Dealer will be on site to assist with training. Bring your swimsuit, towel, bike, helmet, and running shoes each day. Two Wheeler Dealer will be at the training to help with free basic bike fits and bike safety checks.

  • Tuesday’s class will focus on swimming and practice on transitioning to bike.
  • Wednesday’s class will focus on bike etiquette, riding the bike route, and transitioning to the run.
  • Thursday’s class will focus on transitioning from the bike and running the race route.

Register online today at register.siouxfallsparks.org or call 605-367-8222. To receive updates on Parks and Recreation activities, visit www.facebook.com/siouxfallsparks or www.twitter.com/siouxfallsparks. More information, including a downloadable copy of the most recent Activities Guide, can be found at www.siouxfalls.org/parks.