Recreational Sports prepares a fun-filled children's event.
Registration is open for the 2017 Fit 4 Fun Kid's Triathlon hosted by Texas Tech University Recreational Sports. Kids will put their skills to the test beginning at 7:30 a.m. Saturday (July 15) at the Robert H. Ewalt Student Recreation Center on Main Street just east of Indiana Avenue.
The triathlon begins with a swim at the leisure pool, transitioning to a bike ride and ending with a run around the recreation center. Various age groups will participate in different distances.
Ages 7-10 will swim 100 yards, bike 2.4 miles and run one mile, and ages 11-14 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.
Recreational Sports will host a free preparation workshop for participants on July 10 from 6 to 7 p.m. at the recreation center.
The cost 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. Friday (July 14) with last-chance registration available at the Fit/Well office inside the recreation center. All participants must pick up numbers and packets prior to the race. There will be no race-day pickup.
Participants can register online, by mail or submit registration 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.