Calling all boys and girls ages 7-14 to come out and have fun at the annual YMCA Youth Triathlon. Swim, bike, and run through the beautiful neighborhood and trails of The Ponds community, located off of 17A, just South of Old Orangeburg Road in Summerville.
Packet Pickup: Friday August 16 5:00 PM-8:00 PM at the Summerville Family YMCA at The Ponds 101 Pottery Circle, Summerville, SC.
Practice runs on the actual race route will be held on Saturday, July 20 & Saturday, August 3 from 8:00 AM-11:00 AM.
The YMCA Youth Triathlon kicks off at 7:30am with the swimming portion.
The older age group (ages 11-14) swims eight lengths of the pool at The Ponds Farmhouse and the younger age group (ages 7-10) swims four lengths of the pool.
The participants enter the water one at a time, at intervals of 10-15 seconds.
After finishing the swimming portion, participants exit the pool to the transition area.
There they don their bike helmets, shirts, and shoes and begin the biking stage of the event.
The 11-14 year olds complete two 2.5 mile laps throughout The Ponds community and the 7-10 year olds complete one 2.5 mile lap.
The third and final leg of the event is the run.
The 11-14 year olds run 1.0 mile on a trail throughout The Ponds nature conservancy, and the younger age group run 12 mile. All runners will finish at The Ponds Farmhouse.