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C.W. Avery Family YMCA to Host Mini and Kids Triathlon on August 18
The C.W. Avery Family YMCA will host a Mini and Kids Triathlon at 8 a.m. on Saturday, Aug. 18, at its Plainfield location, 15120 Wallin Dr. Open to YMCA members and area residents, ages 6 and up, this exciting event promises to be a morning of fun for the entire family.
Festivities will get underway at 8 a.m. with the adult race (ages 12 and up), which will include a 200-yard swim, a 10-mile bike ride and a two-mile run or walk. The kids races will kick off at the completion of the adult race, with two divisions: Ages 6-7 and Ages 8-11. Participants, ages 6-7, will complete a 25-yard swim, a one-mile bike ride and a half-mile run. Participants, ages 8-11, will complete a 75-yard swim, a two-mile bike ride and a one-mile run.
The swimming portions of both races will be held inside the C.W. Avery Family YMCA in the lap pool, and the running portions will be completed outside on the YMCA grounds. The biking portion of the adult race will be held on stationary bikes, which will be moved outdoors for the event. All kids race participants will ride their bicycles outside on the Y ground. All kids race participants should bring their own bicycles and helmets.
Registration is currently under way and will close on Autg. 15. Registration fees are $20 for YMCA Full Members, $25 for YMCA Program Members and $30 for community members. All participants will receive a t-shirt.
More About C.W. Avery Family YMCA
The Y is a chief nonprofit, committed to strengthening the community through youth development, healthy living and social responsibility. The Y brings families closer together, encourages good health and fosters connections through sports, fitness, fun and shared interests.
A branch of the Greater Joliet Area YMCA, the C.W. Avery Family YMCA opened its doors to the Plainfield community in 2006. Thousands of area residents participate in year-round programming, including before school and after school programs, youth sports, summer camps, group fitness classes and swim lessons, among others.
The C.W. Avery Family Y is located just west of downtown Plainfield and features: a family aquatic center, an eight-lane pool, steam room and sauna, a gymnasium, a fitness center and weight room, an indoor running track, a group cycling room, an activity center, a supervised playroom, multi-purpose rooms, an aerobics and dance studio, softball and soccer fields and an outdoor track.