Rec Sports prepares for fun summer events for children.
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.