Date, time, place, and more

Particulars about the event

ThunderBolt Youth Triathlon Schedule

Where:          The Cove at Veteran’s Memorial Park, Sierra Vista, AZ

Race Date: September 30, 2017

5-10 year olds:   50 yd swim --> 3 mile bike --> .5 mile run
11-14 year olds:   200 yd swim --> 6 mile (2 loop) bike --> 1 mile run
15-19 year olds: 500 yd swim --> 9 mile (3 loop) bike --> 2 mile run
Friday, Sept 29
4:00 PM -6:00 PM
Packet pick-up and Q&A at The Cove (Veterans Memorial Park) for all competitors (with parents) and volunteers
Saturday, Sept 30
6:30 AM
    Packet Pickup open for all competitors and volunteers
    Kids check in with parent, sign Waiver (if they didn't already Friday)
    Number marking and chip assignment
Transition opens
*Vendors set up in the park between 6:00 - 8:00 AM*
8:00 AM
    Meet with SWIM, BIKE and RUN Coordinators
8:20 AM
Meeting with participants and parents (inside the COVE)
8:30 AM
Check in for kids closed
Transition area closed
8:45 AM
    National Anthem
9:00 AM
5-10 Year old Race Start (50 yd swim, 3 mile bike, 1/2 mile run
10:00 AM (estimated, but could start earlier if 5-10 year olds finish early)
11-14 Year old Race Start (200 yd swim, 6 mile bike, 1 mile run
11:00 AM (estimated, but could start earlier if other races finish early)
15-19 Year old Race Start (500 yd swim, 9 mile bike, 2 mile run
12:20 PM
Estimated finish of last race
12:30 PM
Awards

 Proceeds:    Tsunami Swim Team, Buena MTB Club, Kawasaki Disease Foundation

 Sponsors:    City of Sierra Vista, Cardinal Law PC, Sierra Vista Chiropractic, Sulfur Springs Electrical Co-op, Lawley Automotive, Sierra Toyota, Nova Home Loans, Andrew Rosen Orthopedics, Pioneer Title Agency, Sierra Pharmacy, M&M Cycling, Kiwanis Just for Kids, Safeway, and TriSports.

More information about the event

When kids participate in a youth triathlon, amazing things happen.  The presently uncoordinated or those with unseen physical potential can gain inner strength and realize that obstacles may be overcome if they only have the opportunity to attain them.  Children can seize the day, excel, and set a mark for peers to pursue.  Children with behavior disorders or those with boundless energy are afforded an outlet and focus.  Sometimes kids just need an opportunity to participate and be a part of something bigger than themselves and play in a large social setting.  Life is only enhanced by regular activity, and youth is the best time to establish good, positive activity habits.
The Thunderbolt Youth Triathlon will be held on Saturday, October 22, 2016. It will be a fantastic opportunity for kids and their parents to be involved in the growing international sport of triathlon. Triathlon is a home grown sport which originated in the United States in the early 80’s.  This triathlon is for ages 5-16 and will take place at Veterans Memorial Park, starting at the Cove and finishing in the grass just past the playground.
Proceeds will also be directed to the Buena Mountain Bike Club and the Sierra Vista Tsunami Swim Team. Youth programs can and should be an integral part of a healthy community.  The Sierra Vista Tsunami Swim Team andBuena Mountain Bike Club are two groups that promote activity and health for a wide range of youths in Sierra Vista. Our community can be proud of the achievements of these youth organizations.