OHCC is hosting its first Kids’ Triathlon on Monday, August 20th. This will be an exciting event that will include a swim, bike, and run along the paths of the beautiful Orchard Hills golf course which runs along the St. Joseph River! This race not only promotes children’s fitness but also introduces the spirit of friendly competition to our youth. Every child will feel like a winner as they cross the finish line as each racer receives a finish medal and commemorative race T-shirt! Other medals will also be awarded to the top boy and girl finisher in each age division.
The triathlon will have two divisions, which include a Beginner Category for ages 5-9, and an Advanced Category for ages 10-14. This event will also mimic a “true” triathlon, as each young triathlete will start in waves based on age and gender. The age of the racer should be their age on race day. The Beginner course will consist of a 50yd swim (two lengths of the pool), a 1-mile bike loop, and a ½ mile run. The Advanced Course will consist of a 200yd swim (6 lengths of the pool), a 1-mile bike loop, and ½ mile run. This is a challenging event, so for safety, all participants MUST be able to swim without swimming aids. However, training wheels are allowed for young bike riders! Helmets must also be worn during the bicycle portion of the event!
The race will begin at 6 p.m. Athletes should plan to arrive at least 1 hour early to set up their racing gear in the transition area and get their body marking applied. A race briefing will occur at 5:30 p.m. before the race to answer any last minute questions. We encourage all family members and friends to come support and cheer our future athletes to the finish! We also recommend all racers to attend a pre-race, packet pick-up held on Sunday, August 19th from 5 to 7 p.m. at Orchard Hills. During that time, the children will get their racing numbers, T-shirts, and be able to pre-view the race course! Attention parents: Space is limited, so register your child now! Please make checks out to Orchard Hills Country Club. Also, if you would like to volunteer for this event, please contact Christie Hannewyk at email@example.com.
- A detailed pre-race information letter will be emailed in early August after receipt of registration and payment
- Fee: $20 per child
You may mail entry form/payment to:Christie Hannewyk 30815 Chicago Trail New Carlisle, IN 46552
You may also bring registration/payment to the Orchard Hills Club House2841 Niles Buchanan Rd. Buchanan, MI 49107 Any further questions may be directed to: Christie Hannewyk – Race Director firstname.lastname@example.org
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