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3rd Annual Try-Me Try-Athlon

April 26, 2017 - Parkland School Division is proud to launch registration for the 3rd Annual Try-Me Try-Athlon.  Calling all 5-18 years old Parkland School Division students who love swimming, bicycling and running and are willing to try something new.  

All registration and fees will be handled in the PowerSchool Parent Portal. For further details and to register, please visit our Try-Me Try-Athlon page.

Date:
Friday, June 9th
Time: 9:30am
Location: TransAlta Tri Leisure Centre, 221 Jennifer Heil Way, Spruce Grove, AB

The Try-Me Try-Athlon is a Kids of Steel (KOS) triathlon, which will be held on Friday, June 9 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 2017 using these three skills: swimming, bicycling and running. All children ages 5 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.

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 8 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: 780-690-2835
Email: fmochs@psd70.ab.ca

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