Squamish Youth Triathlon

by Karen
(Whistler, BC, Canada)

Squamish Youth Triathlon

Location & Country:
Squamish BC, Canada

May 8th or so (Mother's Day)

About The Race:
This is a kid’s race, 5 - 18 yrs old with a pool swim, trail ride and flat run. It is held on Mother's Day every year. The kids have a blast and it is especially fun to watch the littlest kids, some in their ballet slippers on bikes with pink tassles, others so serious and competitive at 5 years old. Then there are the older kids who have trained and are very aware of what the race is all about.

Race Course:
It is a pool swim.

The bike course is a flat, slightly technical trail ride on a great course.

The run is a flat loop along a tree trail at Brennan Park.

The transitions are well organized with a grass surface - so a bit slippery when it is wet, but the weather is usually gorgeous.

Overall Organisation And Atmosphere Of Race:
Well organized, fun race put on by Mothers for kids - everyone has fun and the finish line food is great. Parking is easy and location easy to find.

Top Tips For Other Triathletes:
Put your bike in an easy gear for the start of your ride and ask about where the mount/dismount line is.

Overall Would I Recommend This Race?
Definitely, parents and kids should plan on attending this triathlon.

My Race Story:
I volunteer for this triathlon and have for about 5 years - I always walk away with a smile on my face and looking forward to volunteering again next year.

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