2014 kids triathlon camp & race

April 19, 2014 by  
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We are thrilled to announce the dates for the 5th annual kids triathlon camp and race in collaboration with the Town of West Hartford.  Children ages 6-13 will spend a week learning about and training for a kids-distance triathlon.  They’ll learn about fitness, healthy eating habits, bike, swimming and running skills.  Oh, they’ll have a blast while they’re doing all that as well!  If you’ve done a triathlon and had your kids cheering you on from the sidelines, now is the chance to switch roles! Take a look at this short, fun video for a quick highlight of what the program looks like.

See above video for highlights from 2010-2012 camps.

In Collaboration with the Town of West Hartford, CT
August 4-August 9, 2014
During the week of August 4-8th (Monday-Friday), campers will work on the skills necessary to do a triathlon, how to train for a race, and good eating and fitness habits. The race will take place on Saturday, August 9, 2014.

If your child is between the ages of 6 through 13, they are eligible to participate. All campers will meet Monday-Friday from 9:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m at Eisenhower Park in West Hartford.

Triathlon Camp & RaceSONY DSC
Ages 6-13
Program #411545A
Dates: Monday-Friday,  August 4-8, 2014
Race: Saturday, August 9, 2014
Times: 9:30 a.m. -12:30 p.m.
Camp Fee, with race entry: $160 WH Resident / $170 Non-resident

Triathlon Kids Race
Ages 6-13

Program #411545B
Dates: August 9, 2014
Event begins at 9:00 a.m.
Race entry: $20 WH Resident / $25 Non-resident
Race Day Registrations: $25 WH Resident / $30 Non-resident

Triathlon Family Relay Race
Families will have the opportunity to participate in this mini-triathlon as a relay. The distances will be a 100 yard swim, 4 mile bike and 1 mile run. Here are the rules:

  • At least one adult (age 14 and over) and one child (under the age of 14) must be on the relay team.
  • Each member of the adult/child team must complete one part of the triathlon
  • Each team can have up to three people (2 adults/1 child or 1 adult/2 children)
  • Please note: This event will take place immediately after the last wave of the Kids Triathlon so a child is NOT able to participate in both the Kids and the Family Triathlon.

Ages 6-AdultIMG_0296
Program #411545C
Family Relay Race will begin immediately after the final wave of the Kids-only event.
Fee: $20 / $25 non-resident (It is just one fee per relay team)
Race Day Registrations: $25 WH Resident / $30 Non-resident

The camp will be held at Eisenhower Park and led by USA Triathlon certified coaches. Children must be able to swim one lap of a pool (25 yards) and have a bicycle (no training wheels) and helmet.

The distances for the kids triathlon are as follows:
Ages 6-7:  Swim 25 yards (1 pool length), Bike 1 mile, Run 1/4 mile.
Ages 8-9: Swim 50 yards (2 pool lengths), Bike 2 miles, Run 1/2 mile.
Ages 10+: Swim 100 yards (4 pool lengths), Bike 4 miles, Run 1 mile.
Family Relay: Swim 100 yards (4 pool lengths), Bike 4 miles, Run 1 mile.

Please go to: westhartford.org/leisureservices to sign up. Registration is now open!

 

Coaches Bios:
Lynne Tapper
and Janice Cohen are co-founders and co-owners of Team Training New England (TTNE) .  Since 2005, Team Training New England (TTNE) has been preparing and empowering women —  from the novice to the more experienced athlete –to compete in sprint and olympic distance triathlons and other challenging events.

Renee Kleinman has been coaching and inspiring women, men and children all over the Central Connecticut community through her triathlon and running coaching programs with Team Training New England, the Mandell Jewish Community Center and Fleet Feet Hartford.

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