Thursday, April 29, 2010

Minnetonka Youth Triathlon

This Saturday (May 1), the Boy® will be competing in the 6th Annual Minnetonka Youth Triathlon for children grades 2-8. All participants receive a t-shirt, refreshments and trophies will be awarded to the top three male and female finishers in each division.

He will be competing in the Grade 4-5 Division. I believe in order to keep the event time to a minimum and keep it safe by having fewer kids crowd the road & pool at the same time, his division will be biking first, then running and end in the pool.

Grade Swim Bike Run Order of Events

2-3 50 yards (2 pool lengths) 1 mile 1/2 mile swim-bike-run

4-5 75 yards (3 pool lengths) 2 miles 1 mile bike-run-swim

6-8 100 yards (4 pool lengths) 2 miles 1 1/2 mile swim-bike-run

We are going to use this event as a warm-up for the upcoming Lakes to Pines Triathlon where we both will be competing. But I could be racing this Saturday anyway. New this year at the Minnetonka Youth Triathlonn is the Tonka-1 parent run. This is a one-mile run for parents following the youth events. Prizes will be awarded to the top three male and female finishers. The children will compete and then have the chance to cheer the parents on! There is no fee for the parent run. I'm undecided if I will try to blow out a ham. I'll probably wait and decide the day of the race.

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