September 8, 2022
YMCA of Bucks and Hunterdon Counties will host its first Kids Triathlon since 2019 at the Doylestown branch on Sunday, September 25. The YMCA Kids Tri has been an annual event for the community since 2008, but was paused along with other events since 2020. The 12th Annual Kids Tri will be held from 7:30-11 AM and is open to athletes ages three to 14.
The YMCA Kids Tri is a swim, run and bike event incorporating indoor and outdoor use of the Doylestown branch, including the pool, parking lots, and surrounding neighborhood streets. Courses are configured to the age groups, respectively, featuring a special “Weebees” course for three to five-year olds accompanied by an adult. The theme of this year’s event is “Compete to Complete,” celebrating all who enter and complete their course with a fun, single-podium finish line experience.
“Each year, our Kids Tri promises to provide youth and teens a unique opportunity to build confidence by setting and achieving a goal, even if at first that goal seems out of reach,” said Trish Feinthel, chief operations officer for YMCA of Bucks and Hunterdon Counties. “We are always inspired by these young athletes and enjoy seeing their families and friends cheering them on.”
Featured at this year’s Kids Triathlon is the “Kids Tri Village,” including shaded waiting areas, refreshments, activities and live music by Bobby Beetcut. Central to “Compete to Complete” in the village activities is “Y For All”. The Y recognizes that individuals, families, and communities are diverse, and we are committed to fostering an inclusive environment where everyone belongs and succeeds.
The Y’s 12th Annual Kids Triathlon is presented by Fred Beans Family of Dealerships, as well as Giggleberry Fair. For more information, families may visit the website HERE as well as sign up for the free transitional clinic, Thursday September 22 from 6-7 PM at the Doylestown branch. The transition clinic teaches young triathletes how to set up their transition area for moving from swim to bike, and bike to run in preparation to “Compete to Complete” the triathlon.