Tri the Rock Triathlon Gets Local Kids Healthy and Active
The 9th annual Tri the Rock triathlon promotes healthy, active kids with a competition in Castle Rock. Held on May 18th at 8 a.m., there are different races for all age groups. Similar to other triathlons there will be a 25-meter swim, a one-kilometer bike ride and a 500-meter run for 5 to 6-year-olds. For kids ages 7 to 10, there is a 50-meter swim, a four-kilometer bike ride and a one-kilometer run.
In addition, the older kids (11 to 14), get to compete in a 100-meter swim, an eight-kilometer bike ride and a two-kilometer run. According to the Castle Rock News-Press, it is going to be a big event for the whole community. In 2006 the number of participants was 225, and this year it’s expected to be doubled.
“The race was designed from the start for kids to try something new. It’s set up for success,” said race director Kristen Trbovich in the recent article. “There are lots of volunteers. They won’t be shunned or looked down on if they can’t finish the race. This event is all about getting kids to excited about being active and healthy.”
Competitors must register by May 17th online at www.crgov.com. The cost is $40 for each person, while $10 of the cost is going towards supporting health and wellness in the physical education department of schools.
Pre-race check-in for Tri the Rock triathlon begins May 17 from noon to 2 pm. at the Castle Rock Recreation Center. According to the article, Trbovich said that while some competitors practice running the course and train for the even ahead of time, others are beginners and have never even attempted a race of the kind before.