The Tri4Kids is put on by the Boys and Girls Club of Salem, Courthouse Fitness, Salem Health, and Salem Electric. The West Salem Courthouse Fitness Club is the venue for this third running of Tri4Kids, and their outdoor pool is where athletes will start their race. They’ll then head onto a pedestrian-only course in Wallace Marine Park, well marked and manned by volunteers. The bike is also on a very safe route through Riverfront Park and over the pedestrian bridge. At the finish, the kids will even get to run through a big arch like “real” triathletes.
Get them excited by attending a local triathlon – or volunteering. The Series 33 Olympic and Sprint Triathlon in West Linn on August 17 would be a great option. Or you could get your young athlete motivated by watching videos of triathlons online. The Ironman site has many videos posted right on their live coverage page here, and you can often find inspiring stories of people who have gone through significant weight loss or learned to swim, bike and run after losing a limb, which might really get older kids thinking about what they’re capable of … a lot!
Here are the vitals:
When: Saturday, August 23, 2014
What time: The first wave will start at 9a
Where: West Salem Courthouse Fitness Club at 300 Glen Creek Rd. NW in Salem
Register: Online here by August 1st for the best prices. Before then, the first registration in a family is $30 and additional registrations are $20. After August 1st, rates go up to $35/$25. Registration includes a t-shirt and finisher medal.