In anticipation of its 11th annual Youth Triathlon, FirstHealth Fitness – Pinehurst will host a Parent Information Night at 6:30 p.m. on Thursday, April 19 at the fitness center at 170 Memorial Drive, Pinehurst. The session will give parents all of the needed information for their child’s successful participation in the Youth Triathlon.
“This event, which is in its 11th year, has seen thousands of children participate in the traditional swim, bike and run event,” says Race Director Jodi Heimrich. “It has become a favorite for children ranging in age from 4-years-old to 12-years-old.”
The 2018 Youth Triathlon is scheduled for Saturday, May 12, on the campus of FirstHealth Fitness – Pinehurst.
The triathlon will include an indoor pool swim, closed bike course and greenway trail run with appropriate distances for each age division.
Starting times and activities are as follows:
- 12:15 p.m. – Ages 4-5 will swim 25 yards, bike .78 miles and run 210 yards.
- 1 p.m. – Ages 6-7 will swim 50 yards, bike 2.05 miles and run 404 yards.
- 2 p.m. – Ages 8-9 will swim 75 yards, bike 2.77 miles and run .33 miles.
- 3 p.m. – Ages 10-12 will swim 125 yards, bike 3.71 miles and run .47 miles.
Registration is available at FirstHealth Fitness – Pinehurst. The cost is $30 per child through May 9 and $35 per child after May 9. All participants will receive a T-shirt, cinch bag and finisher medal.
Trophies will be awarded to the boys and girls finishing first, second and third in each age category during an award ceremony to be held at FirstHealth Fitness – Pinehurst at 6 p.m. on Monday, May 14.
All triathlon participants must have a parent present for the entire triathlon event, and a participation waiver must be completed at packet pick-up one hour prior to start time on race day. Participants should furnish their own equipment: a swimsuit and towel, bike and helmet, running shoes and T-shirt.
Sponsors for the 2018 FirstHealth of the Carolinas Youth Triathlon are Benjamin Franklin Plumbing; Brixx Wood Fired Pizza; NuView Home Theaters & More; Rick Saunders, DDS; Rainbow Cycles; Rita’s Italian Ice; and Southern Pines Ace Hardware.
For more information on the race and to download a registration form, go to www.firsthealth.org/youthtriathlon or contact Jodi Heimrich at (910) 715-1843 or [email protected]. Course maps are also available on website.
Feature photo: Sisters Lawson and Caroline Barrett posed with their pink bikes and coordinated helmets before they hit the closed biking course during the 2016 FirstHealth of the Carolinas Youth Triathlon. Courtesy photo from FirstHealth.