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Atlanta to Host Children’s Triathlon

17 Jul, 2014


August Event Allows Children to Complete Swim Portion in Pool

The Gwinnett Sports Commission has announced that the city of Atlanta will host the Atlanta Kids Triathlon. The event is scheduled for August 23rd and August 24th, 2014 at the West Gwinnett Park & Aquatics Center.

According to the website, “Triathlon is one of the fastest-growing sports in the world, and kids triathlons are a vital part of this trend. There is no better way for any child to experience the benefits of a healthy lifestyle focused on daily exercise and good nutrition.

Every triathlon consists of 4 components – swimming, biking, running and transitions. At the Atlanta Kids Triathlon, kids will only race against other kids in their same age group. We will utilize a time trial start in the West Gwinnett Park & Aquatic Center pool meaning each racer will enter the pool one at a time. As they complete their swim, they will enter the transition area to begin the bike portion of the race. After completing their ride, they will reenter transition, drop-off their bike and exit onto the run course. The run is the final portion of the race. Computerized timing chips are used to track each participant throughout each part of the race.”

For Juniors ages 6-10: Swim is 100 meters, Bike is 3 miles, and the Run is 1/2 mile

For Seniors ages 11-15: Swim is 200 meters, Bike is 6 miles, and the run is 1 mile

Free clinics are offered to help children get ready for the event. Information can be found at this website.

?About the Gwinnett Sports Commission: The mission of the Gwinnett Sports Commission (GSC) is to foster economic development through coordinating and developing Gwinnett's role as a leading site for sports events involving youth, collegiate, amateur and professional organizations. Located just 30 minutes north of downtown Atlanta off of I-85, Gwinnett encompasses 16 cities (including Duluth, Norcross, Suwanee, Buford, Lawrenceville, Peachtree Corners and Lilburn) and is the home of the Arena at Gwinnett Center, Suwanee Sports Academy, Life Time Tennis of Atlanta, SGAA Athletic In-Line Hockey Complex, the TPC at Sugarloaf and the top-ranked facilities of Gwinnett County Parks and Recreation, named as the #1 Parks and Recreation department in the nation by the National Parks Association.

Information is available at www.gwinnettsportscommission.org

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