31 Jul Conway Kids Triathlon scheduled on Aug. 10
The Conway Kids Triathlon, presented by First Security Bank, is a Conway tradition in its 22nd year and will be held at 8 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 10, at Hendrix College.
Registration is open and is $35.
Completing a triathlon takes commitment, training and support from your family. Every year, hundreds of kids cross the finish line, achieving a personal goal and helping the Conway Kids Tri board achieve its goal to provide an event that helps build healthy kids and healthy families.
Proceeds from the event will be donated to Soul Food Café Mission, a critical mission to the Conway community. The goal is to donate $12,000 again this year. In 2018, Soul Food Café Mission provided services to 29,510 individuals with approximately 38% of these were under the age of 18.
Community Connections, a non-profit organization in Central Arkansas providing extra-curricular activities for children with special needs and support for their families, will organize a “special needs division” for the Conway Kids Tri again this year.
Last year, 22 kids competed in this division and the results were tremendous and heartwarming. For more information on this division, visit communityconnectionsar.org.
Course distances are doable for kids of all ages. Kids between 6 and 10 complete a 50-yard swim (two laps in the pool), 2-mile bike course and half-mile run. Kids between 11 and 15 complete a 100-yard swim (four laps in the pool), a 4-mile bike course and a mile run.
The event is perfect for a “first time” triathlete as well as those who enjoy the sport and are competitive. The course is very safe and fun for kids of all ages and abilities.
“The Conway Kids Triathlon is a great event for kids, families and our community,” said Conway Kids Triathlon Race Director Pete Tanguay. “Making the commitment and training together as a family is a great way to schedule time together and work together to build healthy kids and families during the summer. Watching these kids come across the finish line, it is clear something great has happened in their life, an accomplishment that will stay with them and motivate them as they enter the next school year the following week.”