Signup is open for the Herndon Kids Triathlon, which will take place at the Herndon Community Center on Sept. 23.
The triathlon gives area children and teens the chance to compete in a triathlon created for them and is designed for youth ages 6 to 16. The focus on the triathlon is finishing the event, rather than competition.
To register, participants need an estimated 50-yard swim time. Those who don’t know how long it will take to complete the 50-yard swim can attend a swim clinic on August 18 or Sept. 9 from 4-5:30 p.m.
Clinic attendees will practice, be timed on their 50-yard swim and receive tips on how the swim event will happen on race day. Participants must be registered before they can participate in a clinic.
The triathlon is broken up into age divisions according to participants’ age as of Dec. 31, 2012.Divisions and Course - Herndon Kids Triathlon Age Swim (yards) Bike (miles) Run (miles) 6-8 50 1.1 0.6 9-11 100 2.0 1.0 12-13 150 4.0 1.4 14-16 150 4.0 1.4
The swim will take place in the Herndon Community Center and the run and biking portions will take place on the W&OD Trail adjacent to the center.
All participants receive a T-shirt, swim cap and participation medal. The triathlon takes place Sunday, Sept. 23 at 7:30 a.m. at the Herndon Community Center. Registration is $35 until August 10, $40 from August 11 through Sept. 12 and $45 from Sept. 13-22. The last day for registration is Sept. 22 from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.
To register, visit the Herndon Community Center in person, or register online by clicking here. Participants can also register on www.active.com. Registration through Active.com closes at 6 p.m. Sept. 21 and additional fees apply.
Visit the Herndon Kids Triathlon page on Herndon's website for more information.
The Herndon Community Center is also in need of volunteers to serve as course marshals, finish line support, photo opportunities, the water and food station as well as the athlete check-in station. Contact the for more information on volunteer opportunities.