Register Now for the Youth Triathlon Scheduled for Friday, August 10

The 2018 Sioux Falls Parks and Recreation Youth Triathlon presented by Wellmark Blue Cross and Blue Shield is right around the corner! This mini triathlon is sponsored by Wellmark Blue Cross and Blue Shield, Two Wheeler Dealer, and Premium Food & Beverage.

The Youth Triathlon is designed for kids and teenagers between 6 and 18 years of age and will be held on Friday, August 10, 2018, beginning at 10 a.m. at Kuehn Pool and Kuehn Park, located at 2501 South Kuehn Road. Packet pickup begins at 9 a.m. on race day.

 

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

3 length of pool (100m)

4 full laps around park (2.5 miles)

1 mile

10:45 a.m.

14–18

6 lengths of pool (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 T-shirt. Registrations accepted on race day will be $15, and may not include a T-shirt. Two Wheeler Dealer will be providing 50 percent off bike tunings for all preregistered participants prior to the event; simply bring your bike to Two Wheeler Dealer prior to the race day and provide proof of event registration.

Make sure to stick around for the awards ceremony! Prizes will be awarded to the top three male and female finishers in each division. Coke will have a drawing to win a bike for registered participants. Two Wheeler Dealer will be donating a grand prize as well as providing giveaways to all preregistered participants.

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 training class will be held Tuesday through Thursday, August 7–9, and the cost is $20 per person. Kids ages 6 to 9 years will train from 10 to 11 a.m. and 10- to 18-year olds will train from 11 a.m. to 12 noon. Bring your swimsuit, towel, bike, helmet, and running shoes each day. Two Wheeler Dealer will be at the training on Wednesday 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.

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

 

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