Healthy Kids Triathlon

May 5, 2018
12 pm
Canton Family YMCA

This event is tailored to the novice triathlete, and will serve as a great introduction to triathlon for children and young adults. The race is divided by age groups for the Mini and the Max. Parents are welcome to participate alongside their children, and cheeer them on during the swim portion.
All proceeds go to the STRONG KIDS 2018 Annual Campaign, providing financial assistance for youth to participate in Y programs and purchase Y memberships.

Mini Max
Ages 5 to 8
50 Yard Swim
1 Mile Bike
.5 Mile Run
Ages 9 to 14
100 Yard Swim
4 Mile Bike
1 Mile Run
Fees:
$25 Until April 21
$30 After April 21

Online Registration

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Thanks to our 2018 sponsors:

Hy-Vee Food Store Jeff and Chelsea Jansen
Ipava State Bank Staci Mayall, Fulton County Treasurer

Event Details

Mini Race Route:
The swim will be two lengths of the YMCA’s pool, followed by a bike ride around the YMCA on sidewalks, finishing with a down and back run on the city streets outside the YMCA. Volunteers will be on route, and traffic will be open on half of city streets. Swim belts will be allowed. Parents are allowed on route with child, except during swim portion. Bike helmets are required for adults and children.

Mini Bike Route

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Mini Run Route

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Max Race Route:
The swim will be four lengths of the YMCA’s pool, followed by a bike ride on Ash towards Canton Lake, finishing with a run around the city block outside the YMCA. Volunteers will be on route, and traffic will be open on half of city streets. Parents are allowed on route with child, except during swim portion. Bike helmets are required for adults and children.

Max Bike Route

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Max Run Route

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Timing:
This is NOT a chip or computer timed event. It will be manually timed.

Awards and Post-Race Refreshments:
All participants receive a finisher ribbon. Top three male and female In each age division receive medals. Medals were provided by Chelsea and Jeff Jansen! Thank you!
Age Divisions: Mini---5-6, 7-8 Max---9-10, 11-12, 13-14
Awards will be given outside YMCA North Entrance, near the transition area, immediately following the race. Post-race refreshments will be provided.

Registration:
Call 309-647-1616, or drop off or mail forms to 1325 E. Ash St., Canton, IL 61520. Online registration coming soon. Early bird registration prices until April 21. Please call Frank or Christine at 647-1616 for more information. No race day registrations.

Packet Pick-Up:
Packets will be available beginning at 7 am at the YMCA on Saturday, May 5.

Transition Area:
The transistion area will be outside the YMCA North Entrance. It will be open at 9 am the day of the race. Please arrive early to put all of your equipment (bike, helmet, etc.) in the transition area. All bikes and equipment will need to be picked up immediately following the awards ceremony. Bike helmets are required.

Healthy Kids Day Information:
After the race, please stay for free Healthy Kids Day festivities, including inflatables, open swim, open tumbling, summer activity information, STEM activities, healthy snacks, door prizes, and more! Healthy Kids Day is from 2-5 pm.

Volunteers Needed!
Parents, grandparents, and friends are invited to help encourage kids during the event by hosting a street corner or helping at the transition area. Or, would you consider making a gift to help a child? Donate to our Strong Kids Annual Campaign and give kids a chance to participate in Y Memberships or Programs throughout the year.

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