13 May Searcy Kid's Triathlon June 6
iCor-Searcy Sports Performance Center will host the Searcy Kid’s Triathlon on Saturday, June 6, with all proceeds benefitting Searcy Children’s Home.
"For most kids, swimming, biking and running are natural," said Chris Adams, event director. "This just combines the three in a fun challenge format."
Registration is $15 and is open for children ages 6-13. Space is limited to the first 100 to sign up.
Participants need to bring a bicycle, swim suit and running shoes. Children ages 8 and younger can bring a life jacket or floatation device and training wheels if needed.
"A triathlon is a very family-friendly sport, which promotes an extremely healthy lifestyle," Adams said.
The event begins at 9 a.m. at the Ganus Athletic Center. Events will also take place at the First Security Stadium and adjoining streets, Burks and Park. Groups will begin in waves of 12, and events should conclude around 10:30 a.m. with snacks and drinks provided at the finish.
The pool and transition areas will be staffed with certified lifeguards, NorthStar EMS and PrimeCare Medical. Bike and run courses will be patrolled by the Searcy Police Department, Harding University Public Safety and at least 50 volunteers.
Distances will vary for each age group. Those 6 to 8 years will swim 25 yards, bike 3/4 of a mile and run 1/4 mile. Those 9 to 11 will swim 50 yards, bike two miles and run one mile.
Those 12-13 will swim 200 yards, bike five miles and run two miles.
Parents are welcome to attend, but not required.
"There are a few transitioning areas they will be excluded from, but they are more than welcome to stay and cheer on their children," Adams said.
For more information, call 501.388.3365 or email [email protected].
To register, visit raceit.com/Register/?event=32638.