Spots available for Blaine Kids Triathlon

Children seem to have an endless amount of pent-up energy. One way to release such energy could be the Blaine Kids Triathlon.

Children are able to feel the sense of joy and accomplishment conquering the different events of the Blaine Kids Triathlon, which is set for July 29. File Photo
Children are able to feel the sense of joy and accomplishment conquering the different events of the Blaine Kids Triathlon, which is set for July 29. File Photo

The triathlon, now in its fourth year, will begin 8 a.m. Saturday, July 29, at the Lakeside Commons Park, 3020 Lakes Parkway.

Children ages 7 to 15 can compete in the Kids Triathlon by participating in a swim of either 100 or 165 yards, a 2.3-mile bike ride and then a 1-mile dash to the finish line.

All participants will receive a T-shirt, a swim cap, refreshments and a medal at the finish line.

The registration fee for each child is $30 for Blaine residents and $33 for nonresidents. Sixty-three spots were still open as of July 3, according to the event registration webpage.

Parents are welcome to track their children’s finishing times, but the race does not have an official timekeeper present.

More information about the Blaine Kids Triathlon is available at http://blaineevents.com/kids-tri.

Later on, the sixth annual Blaine Triathlon will be held at 8 a.m. Sept. 9.

After 2012, recreation manager for the Blaine Parks Department Nate Monahan received feedback to shorten the distance for the younger participants. Since then the race has been shortened. The current course is also very flat, so it is a good opportunity for beginner triathlon competitors and veterans alike to enter. The race consists of a 0.3-mile swim, a 16.7-mile bike ride and a 3.5-mile run.

Individual racers will pay a fee of $100 plus processing fees and $125 plus fees for relay teams. Each competitor will receive a dry fit performance shirt, swim cap, refreshments and official race hardware.

Learn more about the Blaine Triathlon at www.blainetriathlon.com. Event registration is available online at www.active.com.

Contact Nate Monahan at 763-785-6151 for more information about the events.

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