The Westport Weston Family Y’s Strong Kids Triathlon will be held on Sunday, Sept. 23, at Staples High School, This event helps raise awareness – and funds – for the Family Y’s annual fundraising effort, the Strong Kids Campaign. Triathlon participants compete for age group awards, and each child receives a T-shirt and a medal as well as the satisfaction of being a true, “triple-threat” young athlete. The categories are:
Ages 7-10: 75-meter swim, one-mile bike ride, half-mile mile run. The race starts at 9 a.m.
Ages 10-15: 150-meter swim, two-mile bike ride, one-mile run. The race starts at 10 a.m.
Ages 2-6: 100-meter dash. Registration begins at 10 a.m. The race starts at 11 a.m.
The Family Y’s annual fundraising effort helps individuals and families participate in Y programs, such as child care, youth sports, swim lessons, summer camp and more, ensuring that everyone – regardless of age, income or physical ability – has the opportunity to learn, grow and thrive.
On-site registration on Sept. 23 takes place 8 to 8:30 a.m. Online registration can can be done at www.westporty.org prior to Friday, Sept. 21, to save both money and time on the day of the race. The entry fee for the triathlon is $25 ($30 day of race). The dash is $10 per child.