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 15th at the Robert H. Ewalt Student Recreation Center on Main Street just east of Indiana Avenue.

The triathlon will begin 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 10th from 6:00 p.m. to 7:00 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 4:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. Friday, July 14th 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.

The Fit 4 Fun Kid’s Triathlon is sponsored by the Texas Tech Body Mind Initiative, Texas Tech Center for Adolescent Resiliency and the Covenant Health Group.

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.

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