June 24, 2016
Registration is open for the Fit 4 Fun Kid’s Triathlon hosted by Texas Tech University’s Rec Sports. Beginning at 7:30 a.m. July 16, kids will test their endurance at the Robert H. Ewalt Student Recreation Center, located on Main Street just east of Indiana Avenue.
This event begins with a swim at the leisure pool, transitioning into a bike ride and ends with a run around the recreation center. Age groups will compete in different distances.
Seven- to 10-year-olds will swim 100 yards, bike 2.4 miles and run one mile, and 11- to 14-year-olds will swim 200 yards, bike 3.2 miles and run 1.5 miles. Participants and their families will get free access to the leisure pool after the triathlon until 2 p.m.
Rec Sports will host a free preparation workshop for participants from 6 to 7 p.m. July 11 at the recreation center.
Registration is $20 for the first child and $15 for each additional child from the same family. Packet pickup will be from 4 to 8 p.m. July 15 with last-chance registration available at the Fit/Well office inside the recreation center. All participants must pick up numbers and packets on July 15. There will be no race-day packet pickup available.
Participants can register online, mail the registration form or submit through the Fit/Well office at the recreation center. For more information about the Fit 4 Fun Kid’s Triathlon and preparation tips visit the triathlon webpage or contact the Fit/Well office at (806) 742-3828.
The Fit 4 Fun Kid’s Triathlon is sponsored by the Covenant Body Mind Initiative and the Covenant Health System.
The Robert H. Ewalt Student Recreation Center opened its doors for the first time in the spring of 1980 and is one of the largest campus recreation facilities in the United States. It offers students, faculty, and staff of Texas Tech University an outstanding opportunity to participate in almost any indoor recreational activity imaginable. There are 242,000 square feet of activity space in the Recreation Center and eight courts with multipurpose flooring to accommodate basketball, volleyball and badminton.