Dundee Township Park District Hosts Kids Triathlon

all the kids triPhoto Credit: Melinda McNelius

The Dundee Township Park District hosted their first ever “Kids Triathlon” held at Sleepy Hollow Pool and the nearby neighborhoods on July 19th starting at 7:30AM. The event was a fun time for children ages 5 to 19. The children competed in swimming, biking and running in different distances based on age. All participants received a free t-shirt!!

swimmingjack bikeisabella runningPhoto Credit: Melinda McNelius

Distances For Each Age Group:

5-9 years: Swim 50 yards, Bike 1.5 miles, Run 1 mile

10-14 years: Swim 150 yards, Bike 3.1 miles, Run 1.5 miles

15-19 years: Swim 250 yards, Bike 6.2 miles Run 3.1

I ran my first sprint triathlon last August, and at the age of 20 it was a great time, but also extremely challenging. While my distances were different, I applaud the kids of all ages for their ability to compete in a triathlon.

About the Author: Claire (That’s me after completing my first Tri!)

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I am the social media intern for EACVB who finds excitement in scrolling through Facebook and Twitter timelines, creating hashtags on Instagram and pinning everything from recipes to movie quotes on Pinterest. I Snapchat more than I text and I watch YouTube videos for fun. I value a gluten-free pizza and a big iced coffee. When I am not in the office I enjoy spending time with family and friends at venues around the Fox River Valley area, as well as, attempting to go on long runs throughout town. My current goal in life is to go on a road trip across the United States visiting random and unusual tourist attractions and I find conspiracy theories and urban legends fascinating.