Tuesday, August 13, 2013

Annual Healthy Futures Youth Triathlon Encourages Youth to Give it a Tri

This fall, the Hockomock Area YMCA will host it’s annual Healthy Futures Youth Triathlon on Sunday, September 8, 2013 at its North Attleboro Branch at 300 Elmwood Street, No. Attleboro.  Youth ages 3 – 13 are encouraged to Give it a Tri and participate in one’s age appropriate division. Enjoy this opportunity to be introduced to a lifelong activity that builds confidence, determination and a love for physical activity.
2012 Give it a Tri participants
2012 Give it a Tri participants

The Healthy Futures Initiative, launched in 2006, is a collective community response to the need for improved physical activity and healthy eating among youth. Since the initiative’s inception, the Hockomock Y has focused on improving the identification and enactment of strategies, building upon principals of intervention, prevention, and sustainable change.

The Youth Triathlon is a fun way to engage youth and families in physical activity and healthy eating. Perfect for both beginner and experienced athletes, the event offers a safe, fun activity to inspire and support youth. The event offers four age divisions, giving each participant the opportunity to be challenged while, at the same time, setting kids up for success.

Ages 3 - 5
Ages 6 – 7
Ages 8 - 10
Ages 11 - 13
15 yards
50 yards
100 yards
150 yards
1/4 mile
3/4 of a mile
1 mile
1.5 miles
1/4 mile
1/2 mile
3/4 mile
1 mile

Register today online at www.hockymca.org.  Click on “Events” and “Youth Triathlon.”  You may also register at any Hockomock Area YMCA Member Service Desk in Foxboro, Franklin or North Attleboro.

Day-of registration begins promptly at 9 AM. Parent orientation and bike set up will immediately follow. Athletes should arrive with their helmets and bikes. All athletes will be placed in a heat with heat leaders available to both preview the course and lead stretching.

For more information or to volunteer, please contact Michael Bordonaro at 508.643.5225 or MichaelB@hockymca.org.  All proceeds benefit the Reach Out to Youth and Families Program at the Hockomock Area YMCA.

About The Hockomock Area YMCA

The Y is the nation’s leading nonprofit committed to strengthening communities in the areas of youth development, healthy living, and social responsibility. At the Y, strengthening community is its cause. Every day, the Y works side-by-side with its neighbors to make sure that everyone, regardless of age, income or background, has the opportunity to learn and grow. Learn more at www.hockymca.org.

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