Sports provide many enjoyable activities for kids. They can swim, run around, play basketball and baseball, and even go biking. Most children develop an interest in more than one sport because they each provide excitement in different ways.
That is why the Oklahoma City Parks and Recreation Department will once again be hosting its annual triathlon specifically made for kids. The Kidathalon is a sports triathlon competition, where children ages 5-14 compete in three sports: swimming, biking, and running. It is designed to introduce children to sports and enhance their skills, while also providing a great way to have fun this summer.
The event will be held on Saturday, August 10, at Earlywine Park, located at 3101 SW 119. The Kidathalon will begin at 8:00 in the morning. Children ages 5-6 will compete in a 25 yard swim, a 0.5 mile bike ride, and 0.5 mile run. Ages 7-8 will start with a 75 yard swim, a 0.5 mile bike ride, and a 0.5 mile run. Those in the 9-12 age group will have a 75 yards swim, a 1.0 mile bike ride, and a 1.1 mile run. Lastly, children ages 13-14 will compete in a 125 yard swim, a 2.0 mile bike ride, and 1.5 mile run.
Those who want to join the Kidathalon will need to register ahead at Earlywine or Will Rogers Family Aquatic Centers. The registration fee is $30 and includes a free t-shirt. Registered kids will need to bring their own gear for swimming, bicycling, and running.
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