Triathlon is one of the fastest-growing sports in the world, and kids triathlons are a vital part of this trend. There is no better way for any child to experience the benefits of a healthy lifestyle focused on daily exercise and good nutrition.Every triathlon consists of 4 components swimming, biking, running and transitions. At the Nashville Kids Triathlon, kids will only race against other kids in their same age group. We will utilize a time trial start in the pool meaning each racer will enter the pool one at a time. As they complete their swim, they will enter the transition area to begin the bike portion of the race. After completing their ride, they will reenter transition, drop-off their bike and exit onto the run course. The run is the final portion of the race. Computerized timing chips are used to track each participant throughout each part of the race.
Race distances are set by the USAT and are designed to be challenging but achievable for kids.Ages 5 10 will swim 100 meters; bike 3 miles; and run 0.5 miles.Ages 11 15 will swim 200 meters; bike 6 miles; and run 1 mile.The swim is in the SportsPlex pool, and the bike and run courses are closed to traffic with the safety of the participants the primary objective.
Triathlon is one of the fastest-growing sports in the world, and this event introduces kids to a healthy, positive lifestyle that encourages daily exercise, good nutrition and making the right choices.It is a sport that rewards preparation, strength, endurance and attention to detail.