Wednesday, July 10, 2019

Hockomock Area YMCA Hosts 13th Annual Triathlon and Announces New Youth Splash and Dash Event - Jul 21

The Hockomock Area YMCA will be hosting two healthy living events on Sunday, July 21st at Lake Pearl in Wrentham. The first race is the 13th annual Spier Family Triathlon which begins at 8:00 AM (registration is at 6:00 AM) and consists of a ¼ mile swim in Lake Pearl, a 9 mile bike ride, and a 3.1 mile run. The second event is the Youth Splash and Dash, a swimming and running aquathlon competition taking place at 12:00 PM for ages 5 to 14.

This friendly USAT Sanctioned Sprint triathlon is designed to work for beginners, youth/junior (ages 14+) triathletes, paratriathletes, 2 or 3 person relay teams and advanced triathletes.

Great park venue, with all proceeds benefiting the Reach Out to Youth and Families Campaign at the Hockomock Area YMCA. The race will have you enjoying picturesque New England landscapes through quaint Wrentham Center. Bike and run provide moderate hills. The grass transition area is centrally located and easily accessed; each participant will enjoy roomy and secure transition space. 

This USA Triathlon sanctioned event is limited to 400 registered athletes. The Y is proud that this is the first paratriathlete-friendly USAT event in New England, beginning in 2013.Participants can expect a high-quality race at an affordable price. If space is available, registration will begin at 6:00 AM day of event - Sunday, 7/21.

Register online at by July 18th. Day of registration will begin at 6:00 AM on Sunday, July 21st if space permits.

After the Spier Family Triathlon, beginning at 12:00 PM, the Hockomock Area YMCA will host a Youth Splash and Dash event. This is a free event open to children ages 5-14. The race includes a swimming and running portion. (requires a $10 USAT day license fee)

Participants will be separated into two age groups with one race including 5-9 year olds, and another race including 10-14 year olds. The 5-9 age group will swim 25 yards in lap lanes and then run a quarter mile to the finish line. The 10-14 age group will swim 100 yards in lap lanes and then run a half mile to the finish line. For more information and to register for the race, visit

All proceeds will benefit the Hockomock Area YMCA’s Reach Out for Youth & Families Annual Campaign which is the primary vehicle in subsidizing confidential scholarship assistance and programs for youth, individuals and families to have a YMCA experience regardless of ability to pay. Funds raised provide confidential scholarship assistance, giving Y experiences including summer camp, child care and teen programs to local children and families in need.
Triathlon participants at the 2018 Hockomock Area YMCA Triathlon
Triathlon participants at the 2018 Hockomock Area YMCA Triathlon

About Hockomock Area YMCA:
Where Cause Meets Community. At the Hockomock Area YMCA, strengthening community is our cause. The Hockomock Area YMCA is an organization of men, women, and children sharing a commitment to nurture the potential of kids, promote healthy living, and foster a sense of social responsibility.

Our YMCA is committed to partnering and collaborating with others to create and deliver lasting personal and social change in the 15 communities we are privileged to serve. The Hockomock Area YMCA is a not-for-profit charitable cause-driven organization with facilities in North Attleboro, Foxboro, Franklin, and Mansfield. For more information visit

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