Wilmington Family YMCA Kids Triathlon 2017

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8:00 AM


Saturday, July 22, 2017


Wilmington Family YMCA, 2710 Market Street, Wilmington, NC
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25yd/1mile/0.5mile 50yd/2mile/0.5mile


Thursday, July 20, 2017  5:00 PM


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Wilmington Family YMCA Kids Triathlon




Swim start information:   Swimmers will start in the pool and will be given a countdown of "3...2...1...go".   That is when their time will begin.  All swimmers will go off in numeric order.  These numbers were assigned based on the swim seed times that were given during registration.  Faster swimmers will start toward the front of the group, slower swimmers (or swimmers with no seed time given) will start toward the back.  It is OK for your child to start at the back of the group if they choose.  Remember, their time will not start until they are told "go" regardless of where they start.  A swimmer can always tell the starter to give a little extra time before they start.  

For example:  There was no seed time given for Timmy so he is starting in the back of his group.  But he is a fast swimmer and does not want to have to pass a lot of other swimmers.  Tell him to tell the starter to give a little extra time before he starts so that the pool can clear.  

Seed times can not be changed at the race.  Your child can move BACK in their start time, but can not move FORWARD.

Age groups will start in the following order:

11-13  -  orange  - #'s 1-35

9-10  -  blue  -  #'s 66-123

7-8  -  red  -  #'s 141-186

5-6  -  green  -  #'s 221-251





In order to register your child for this event you will need to create a profile for that child and log in under that profile.  Click on "Free Sign Up" in the upper right hand corner of this page.  Fill in the information for the child that you are registering.  You can use your own email addess, but be sure that your child's name and birthdate are correct.  You will then be able to register the child for the race.  Toward the end of the registration form you will be given the option to "Add another participant".  You can click on this to register your other child/children without having to create a separate profile for each child.

*NOTE: If you are logged into your own profile and try to register for this race, the system will not allow you to register because you do not fit the age requirement.  Be sure to sign out of your own profile and sign in under your child's profile*



Come give a tri a try! Join us as we celebrate the 15th annual Wilmington Family YMCA Kid’s Triathlon presented by Dimock, Weinberg and Cherry, DDS and Engineering Software Solutions. Kids ages 5-13 are invited to swim-bike-run at the Wilmington Family YMCA. The swim takes place in the Y’s pool with the bike and run course being out and back in the Forest Hills neighborhood. With full event production by SetUp Events, the participants get the ultimate triathlon experience! All participants receive a finishers medal and tshirt with trophies awarded to the top 3 male and female in each age division. 

There are 4 different races based on age groups:

age 5-6:  swim 25yd, bike 1 mile, run 0.5 mile

age 7-8:  swim 50yd, bike 2 miles, run 0.5 mile

age 9-10:  swim 100 yd, bike 2 miles, run 1 mile

age 11-13:  swim 200 yd, bike 3 miles, run 2 miles


All proceeds benefit youth programs of the Wilnington Family YMCA to provide scholarshipsl

Race begins at 8:00 AM with the 11-13 year olds, followed by the 9-10 year olds and so on.  Awards will be presented shortly after the last runner finishes.  Awards will be given to the top 3 males and females in each category.  Family friendly activities will be available for spectators and finished participants.

Registrations will be taken at packet pickup on Friday July 29th if space is available.  NO RACE DAY REGISTRATIONS WILL BE TAKEN.


Category Pricing

Kids Tri Age 5-6
Kids Tri Age 11-13
Kids Tri Age 9-10
Kids Tri Age 7-8
On or Before Wednesday, July 05, 2017$35.00
On or Before Thursday, July 20, 2017, 5:00 PM$40.00
On-site Registration$50.00

**This pricing is based upon Date

Once a date is reached the price will increase to the next tier

Note: On-line Registration for this event closes on 07-20-2017 at 5:00 PM.

On-site registration is available for this event on 07-21-2017 during normal packet pick up hours.

Packet Pickup

Packet Pickup will take place on Friday July 21 at Dimock, Weinberg, and Cherry DDS, 3505 Converse Dr. from 4-6 PM and on race day at the Wilmington YMCA.  New registrations will be taken at packet pickup as long as the race has not sold out.  There willl be NO RACE DAY REGISTRATION.

All participants must check in at the registration table on race day to recieve body marking, wrist band, and timing chip.

Affiliated Charities

This event benefits Wilmington Family YMCA youth programs.

The Wilmington YMCA provides scholarships to benefit their youth programs. 


Up until July 3rd all but $5 of your registration fee can be refunded.  NO REFUNDS after July 3rd.  Race registrations are non-transferable.


This event does not provide transfers.


This event does not allow deferrals.


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Kids Tri Club

Prepare for the YMCA Kids's Triathlon with the Kid's Triathlon Club.  Starting June 5th, this club meets three days per week for 8 weeks preparing the kids for the triathlon.  Swim, bike, and run in a fun, supportive atmosphere.  Practices are in the evenings, 5:30 to 7:30 PM.  Contact Aileen at for more information.