July 21, 2013
Registration is now OPEN!
Clemens Crossing Pool in Hickory Ridge Village on Martin Road and Clemens Crossing Elementary School in Columbia, MD
THERE IS NO RACE DAY PACKET PICKUP. ATHLETES AND A PARENT/GUARDIAN MUST PICK UP RACE PACKETS ON FRIDAY OR SATURDAY, AT ROAD RUNNER SPORTS LOCATED AT 6630-C MARIE CURIE DR., ELKRIDGE, MD 21075.
The Athlete's Guide will be posted closer to the event.
Join us for the 6th Annual TriColumbia Kidz Triathlon, which provides youth ages 7-15 the opportunity to experience a healthy, fit lifestyle while boosting self-esteem in a fun, family-friendly environment. Kids experience the thrill of a real triathlon just like their adult role models. The event includes chip timing, age group awards, professional photography, a post race food tent and party, great music and fabulous volunteers.
Parents, please be sure to check the email account used to register your child for important pre-race information. You may also read all pre-race emails on our Newsletter Archives Page.
Mandatory Bike & Helmet Safety Checks
All entrants are required to have their bikes and helmets checked for safety at the Official Race Bike Support Shop, Princeton Sports (410) 995-1894, 10730 Little Patuxent Parkway, Columbia, MD 21044, or 6239 Falls Rd., Baltimore, MD 21209. No appointment is necessary. Princeton Sports will be checking all major bike components free of charge to help ensure a safe bike leg. You must bring your CPSC-certified helmet and your race day bike. The age of your helmet does not matter as long as it is ANSI or CPSC approved and in good condition (look inside the helmet for designation.) This is a USAT rule and requirement. You are strongly advised to have your bike inspected at Princeton Sports in the weeks prior to the event, and not at the venue on race morning, to be sure that parts are available should something need to be fixed prior to the event.
If you do not have an approved bike helmet or bike that has been inspected for safety, you will not be permitted to participate.
Now in its third year, the Maryland Youth Triathlon Series is the first of its kind youth triathlon series in Maryland, promoting promoting sun-safe practices, encouraging healthy lifestyle choices through multisport and showing kids that fit is fun and winning is finishing what you start!
ABOUT THE MARYLAND YOUTH TRIATHLON SERIES
The Maryland Youth Triathlon Series was formed by the TRI-TO "WIN-THE-FIGHT" Frederick Kids Triathlon, Truxtun Youth Triathlon, TriColumbia Kidz Triathlon, and Nottingham Kids Triathlon to drive awareness of Melanoma skin cancer among adolescents and young adults and support the Joanna M. Nicolay Melanoma Foundation. Melanoma skin cancer is the most common cancer among young adults ages 25-29 and the second most common cancer in adolescents and young adults 15-29 years old. Based in Maryland, the Joanna M. Nicolay Melanoma Foundation is a leading international voice for melanoma prevention, detection, care and cure. The Foundation promotes melanoma awareness through its "WIN-THE-FIGHT" initiatives including the TRI-TO "WIN-THE-FIGHT” Frederick Kids Triathlon.
The 2013 Maryland Youth Triathlon Series kicks off on Saturday, May 25, with the TRI-TO "WIN-THE-FIGHT" Frederick Kids Triathlon, in Frederick, MD. The complete 2012 Maryland Youth Triathlon Series schedule is below.
For 2013, children completing two or more MYTS events will receive a certificate of recognition, and children completing three or more events will receive a MYTS sun-safe hat. Each child who completes two or more events will have his/her name entered into a grand prize drawing for each race completed (up to a maximum of four entries) for a chance to win one of 10 grand prizes! Last year's grand prize winners received a custom USA Triathlon backpack valued at $55.
STAY SAFE WHILE HAVING FUN IN THE SUN
Generously apply a broad spectrum sunscreen (UVA-UVB protection) to all exposed skin using an SPF of at least 30
Wear protective clothing such as a long sleeve shirt, pants, a wide brimmed hat and sunglasses with UV ray protection where possible
Seek shade when appropriate, remembering that the sun's rays are the strongest between 10 a.m. and 4 p.m.
Use extra caution near water, snow and sand as they reflect the damaging rays of the sun which can increase your chance of sunburn
As participants in The TriColumbia Kidz Triathlon and the Maryland Youth Triathlon Series, kids have the unique opportunity to raise awareness and funds for the Joanna M. Nicolay Melanoma Foundation, through personal fundraising made easy by creating your very own online fundraising page.
Click here to Become A Fundraiser and let's "Win-The-Fight" against Melanoma
THE 2012 MARYLAND YOUTH TRIATHLON SERIES EVENTS
SERIES EVENT 1 — May 25th - THE TRI-TO "WIN-THE-FIGHT Frederick Kids Triathlon, Frederick, MD The TRI-TO "WIN-THE-FIGHT" Frederick Kids Triathlon offers a safe, non-competitive experience for children ages 6 to 13 and provides important lessons on staying "safe" in the sun to "win the fight" against melanoma skin cancer. All race proceeds benefit the Joanna M. Nicolay Melanoma Foundation.
SERIES EVENT 2 — June 16th - Truxton Youth Triathlon, Annapolis, MD
The Truxtun Youth Triathlon challenges children ages 7 to 17 in a highly supportive and motivating community environment with more than 200 youth athletes and their families joining us for a heart warming and challenging experience.
SERIES EVENT 3 — July 21st - TriColumbia Kidz Triathlon, Columbia, MD
The TriColumbia Kidz Triathlon provides children ages 7 to 15 the opportunity to experience a healthy, fit lifestyle while boosting self-esteem in a fun, family-friendly environment. Kids experience the thrill of a real triathlon just like their adult role models. Fit is fun and winning is finishing what you start.
SERIES EVENT 4 — August 24th - Nottingham Kids Triathlon, Mount Airy, MD
The Nottingham Kids Triathlon, presented by the MINI COW TRI CLUB, encourages healthy lifestyle choices through multisport with an emphasis on fun! The Nottingham Kids Triathlon is open to knights and maidens ages 7 - 15.
My son had a blast at the TriColumbia Kidz Triathlon. It was a mini version of an adult event with all the bells and whistles – body marking, timing, goodie bag, race shirt, awards, finishers medal and post race party filled with healthy snacks. But the best thing was how it made him feel about himself; confident and proud of his accomplishment. He was all smiles as he crossed the finish line, and can't wait to "tri" again!
~ Sue C., Parent
TriColumbia's Kidz Triathlon is every bit as great as their other first-class events. Staff and volunteers made the day extra special for my kids. The logistics and race amenities were all terrific, and my kids are now hooked on doing more triathlons. In today's world, it's great to have them involved in an activity that involves staying fit and healthy and the Kidz Triathlon does just that.
~ Cindy J., Parent
I feel really proud that I did a triathlon. I had so much fun and can’t wait to do it next year!
~ Noah, Kidz Age Group Triathlete