PHOTOS: Kids Become Triathletes Through Annual YMCA Event

More than 130 kids ran, swam and biked their way to triathlete status this past weekend as they participated in the annual North Canton YMCA Kids Triathlon

The 26th Annual Kids Triathlon reached a record number of participants this year, with 131 children ages 5-15 participating.

Each participant from Saturday's event at Dogwood Pool received a triathlon medal, popsicle and water at the finish line. They also received a triathlon T-shirt and a YMCA wrist band.

Here's a breakdown of the distances by age group:

  • 5- to 7-year-olds: Swim 25 yards, bike 1 mile, run 1 mile
  • 8- to 9-year-olds: Swim 50 yards, bike 2 miles, run 1 mile
  • 10- to 11-year-olds: Swim 100 meters, bike 2 miles, run 1 mile
  • 12-to 13-year-olds: Swim 200 meters, bike 3 miles, run 2 miles
  • 14- to 15-year-olds: Swim 300 meters, bike 4 miles, run 2 miles

Scroll through the photo gallery to see finish times for the age groups, and make sure to check out the YMCA's Facebook page and our Pics & Clips gallery for more photos.

Have photos of your own? Make sure to upload them here!


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