2013 kids triathlon camp & race
We are thrilled to announce the dates for the 4th 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 Mandell JCC, West Hartford, CT
Sundays, April 21-May 19 from 2:00 – 2:45 p.m.
We are excited to run the Kids Triathlon Training program at the Mandell JCC this spring.
For five Sundays from 2:00-2:45 p.m we will prepare your children for the Kids Triathlon Challenge on June 2.
Children must be able to swim one lap of a 25-yard pool and provide their own bicycle and helmet.
Fee: $55/$65 Non-member (does not include fee for Kids Triathlon Challenge on June 2)
Please contact the Mandell JCC to register at 860-236-4571.
In Collaboration with the Town of West Hartford, CT
July 29-August 3, 2013
During the week of July 29- August 2(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 3, 2013.
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 & Race
Dates: Monday-Friday, July 29-August 2, 2013
Race Saturday, August 3, 2013
Times: 9:30 a.m. -12:30 p.m.
Camp Fee, with race entry: $135 WH Resident / $145 Non-resident
Triathlon Kids Race
Dates: August 3, 2013
Event begins at 9:00 a.m.
Race entry: $10 WH Resident / $15 Non-resident
Race Day Registrations: $15 WH Resident / $20 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)
- Event will take place after the last wave from the Kids Triathlon
- A child can participate in both the Kids Triathlon and the Family Triathlon
Family Relay Race will begin immediately the 10 and up race is completed.
Fee: $15 / $20 non-resident (It is just one fee per relay team)
Race Day Registrations: $20 WH Resident / $25 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: www.west-hartford.com/leisureservices to sign up. Registration is open!
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.