We are thrilled to announce the return of our 13th annual YMCA Kids Triathlon, the ultimate endurance event where our community’s youth will cross the finish line on Sunday, August 13, 2023. We welcome many new and returning youth athletes of all skill levels ages 3-14 where all will become finish line champions on race day. Anticipating several hundred athletes on August 13, race day is a full-family experience like none other, beginning with pre-race entertainment for your youth triathletes as they check-in, the energy and excitement of our Kids Triathlon Village, and a finish line experience that fully embraces our COMPETE TO COMPLETE and Y FOR ALL atmosphere where every athlete is a winner.
Supported by the USA Triathlon Kids Tri initiative, our YMCA Kids Triathlon is unique in that it has one podium, and all will be on it! Each year, our promise through our Kids Triathlon is to provide children with the opportunity to build confidence by setting and achieving a goal - even one they think is beyond their reach. We need every bit of your support in helping to bring home our athletes through their finish line, feeling the energy of all family, friends, and the community at large cheering them on!
FREE USA TRIATHLON YOUTH ANNUAL MEMBERSHIP
USA Triathlon is supporting the YMCA of Bucks and Hunterdon Counties and all youth athletes competing in the YMCA Kids Tri with free USAT Youth memberships! Benefits of USA Triathlon Youth Membership:
- Access to USA Triathlon Membership
- Access to members-only dashboard with giveaways and special articles including usatriathlon.org/youth resources
- Online subscription to the quarterly USA Triathlon Magazine with Kids' Section
- Exclusive discounts from USA Triathlon sponsors (Discount codes are accessed via your membership dashboard)
- Discounts on all USA Triathlon hosted webinars
- Preferred pricing at USATStore.com, USA Triathlon's Official Online Store.
- Excess accident insurance while participating in USA Triathlon-sanctioned events
IMPORTANT INSTRUCTIONS FOR REGISTRATION
To take advantage of this amazing opportunity, parents will need to:
- First, visit the USAT Membership site at: member.usatriathlon.org
- Once on the site, you will create your child's account and they will obtain their annual membership using this code: YMCABHC and obtain their membership number.
- They will use that active membership while registering for the event at www.ymcabhc.org/kids-tri
School Age Categories
Kids age 6-14 are invited to 'compete to complete' in their age category, modified for their age level.
|Age 6-7||25 meter||1.75 miles||.5 miles|
|Age 8-9||50 meter||1.75 miles||.5 miles|
|Age 10-11||100 meter||3.5 mile||.75 miles|
|Age 12-14||150 meter||3.5 mile||.75 miles|
$45/participant through Aug 5; $50/participant after Aug 6
WeeBees, age 3-5
Modified swim, bike, and run distances of 12 meter swim, 0.25 mile bike, .12 mile run for preschoolers competing with adult assistance. (WeeBees with flotation devices must be accompanied by adult in pool)
|Age 3-5||12 meter||.25 miles||.12 miles|
$25/participant by Aug 6
$30/participant after Aug 6
The 2023 Kids Triathlon Athlete Guide is a great resource to prepare you for race day!
Financial Assistance Available
YMCA of Bucks and Hunterdon Counties is a charitable, non-profit organization whose purpose is to improve the quality of community life. Financial assistance is funded through gracious donations from local individuals and businesses and is granted, if qualified, through an application process.
Support Financial Assistance
Support our Kids Triathlon financial assistance fund. A gift of $45 covers the race registration fee for a child participating in the Y's Kids Triathlon.
YMCA of Bucks and Hunterdon Counties offers need-based assistance to help individuals and families access the Y's community programs and services. This financial assistance is funded entirely through donations from businesses and individuals in our community. Please consider making a gift today and support the Y's mission of providing access for all.
YMCA Kids Triathlon Case for Support:
YMCA of Bucks & Hunterdon Counties is a charitable, nonprofit organization committed to strengthening our communities through membership and programs that foster youth development, healthy living and social responsibility for all. The Y employs more than 1,000 people, serves more than 60,000 individuals, and provides $5 million in charitable community impact each year. YMCA of Bucks & Hunterdon Counties is a non-profit organization that relies upon charitable support to ensure that no one is turned away because of an inability to pay.
Y FOR ALL: DIVERSITY & INCLUSION “For all” is a simple but powerful phrase. Without it, the Y mission is incomplete. Our commitment to inclusion creates better communities, a better country, and a better world. YMCA of Bucks and Hunterdon Counties is committed to fostering an environment of acceptance. We recognize that individuals, families, and communities are diverse, and choose to be inclusive of all. We are committed to developing programs and services to embrace all people and needs of our communities. We know that the key to effectively nurturing the potential of children, improving the nation’s health and well-being, and supporting our neighbors is a passionate, experienced, and diverse array of staff, volunteers, and members who value what everyone brings to the table. We are passionate about our cause to strengthen communities and know that our ability to achieve it begins with reflecting and partnering with people from all walks of life. As a Y, we believe to be truly inclusive and welcoming to all, it is critical to understand the many factors that make up and influence an individual and his or her personality. Our programs and services, including the YMCA KIDS TRIATHLON, revolve around the understanding and respect of all dimensions of diversity. 100% of the proceeds from this event will support these important causes.
Kids Triathlon Race Archives
Our Kids Triathlon is an annual event! Enjoy photos from previous year and get excited for future events.
About USA Triathlon:
USA Triathlon is proud to serve as the National Governing Body for triathlon, as well as duathlon, aquathlon, aquabike, winter triathlon, off-road triathlon and paratriathlon in the United States. Founded in 1982, USA Triathlon sanctions more than 4,300 events and connects with more than 400,000 members each year, making it the largest multisport organization in the world. In addition to its work at the grassroots level with athletes, coaches, and race directors — as well as the USA Triathlon Foundation — USA Triathlon provides leadership and support to elite athletes competing at international events, including World Triathlon World Championships, Pan American Games and the Olympic and Paralympic Games. USA Triathlon is a proud member of World Triathlon and the United States Olympic & Paralympic Committee (USOPC).
About the USA Triathlon Foundation:
The USA Triathlon Foundation is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization and the charitable arm of USA Triathlon. With its mission to transform lives through sport by providing opportunities to swim, bike and run, the Foundation serves to generate a greater impact on the multisport community through charitable giveback and grants that advance the Foundation’s three pillars: (1) Encourage youth participation; (2) Inspire adaptive athletes; and (3) Ignite Olympic/Paralympic dreams. Since the Foundation was established in 2014, it has impacted the lives of thousands by providing grants to organizations and individuals in pursuit of its mission and pillars to create a healthier United States through triathlon. To learn more about the Foundation and get involved, please visit usatriathlonfoundation.org.
Visit usatriathlon.org/youth for all USA Triathlon Kids Tri resources!