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2nd Annual Try-Me TryAthlon Full

June 8, 2016 - Parkland School Division is proud to announce our 2nd Annual TryMe TryAthlon is full.  The event can only accomodate 250 swimmers for the time allotted in the pool at the TransAlta TriLiesure Centre and all spots are accounted for.

Thanks to all those 6-18 years olds who love swimming, bicycling and running and are willing to try something new.  This Friday's event is shaping up to be another fantastic experience.

The Try-Me Try-Athlon is a Kids of Steel (KOS) triathlon, which will be held on Friday, June 10 at the Tri-Leisure Centre in Spruce Grove. KOS Triathlons are designed to offer youth the opportunity to experience the sport of triathlon in a positive environment. The distances are much shorter than those in adult triathlons and change as participants mature.

This event is a district-wide celebration of physical literacy and movement in 2016 using these three skills: swimming, bicycling and running. All children ages 6 and up are welcome to register for this event with the support of their classroom or school-based teacher. The Try-Athlon will encourage students to train with their schools and at home in order to learn new physical skills and movements that will allow them to feel more competent and confident in multiple environments. All this for a small $30 registration fee.

Check out this year's poster.

You can enter the Try-Athlon with a minimum of equipment. All you need is:

  • A bike (either road or mountain bike)
  • An approved helmet (ANSI or SNELL)
  • Running shoes
  • Swim suit or shorts
  • Goggles (if desired)
  • T-shirt or race singlet for boys
  • smile and a desire to have fun

UPDATE: Race Kit Drop-Off

Participants are to drop off their race kits at the Tri-Leisure Centre (north gym) on Thursday, June 9 from 5-8pm.

Transition Area Equipment

A race kit is composed of all the items you will need during the race. The following items are to be kept in the transition area during the race:

Required Transition Area Equipment:

  • Bike
  • Helmet
  • Shoes
  • Race Number (Boys - with shirt)

Recommended Transition Area Equipment:

  • Required equipment, plus
  • Towel
  • Hat
  • Water Bottle

To learn more about the Try-Athlon and to register, please visit our Try-Me Try-Athlon page.

For more information contact:
Felicia Ochs
Wellness Coordinator
Learning Supports
Phone: 780-963-8465
Email: fmochs@psd70.ab.ca

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