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TRIing Their Very Best
TRIing Their Very Best

Healthy Habits Youth Triathlon Series Kicks off on Sunday
Biddeford, ME (May 20, 2011) – On Sunday, May 22, 2011, the Healthy Habits Youth
Triathlon Series 2011 season will officially get underway at the Northern York County Family
YMCA. The race will consist of an indoor pool swim, and outdoor bike and run.
Sunday’s race will get underway at 9 a.m. Media are encouraged to attend.
The Healthy Habits Youth Triathlon Series is all about kids. Now in its second year, it is a fun way
to introduce the sport of triathlon to children in Maine. The goal is to teach children that exercise is
crucial for good health. Eating right, drinking plenty of water, and getting enough exercise are
Healthy Habits that organizers for the initiative hope to instill in the children participating in this
raceseries. The events are open to all children ages 5-15.
The series is comprised of three races. The first is in Biddeford, the second is in Sanford and the
third is in Freeport.
Distances to be completed on May 21 at the Northern York County Family Y on May 22:
Age Swim (indoors) Bike (outdoors) Run (outdoors)
5-6 years 25 yards 0.5 miles 0.6 miles
7-8 years 75 yards 0.9 miles 0.6 miles
9-10 years 125 yards 1.4 miles 0.6 miles
11-12 years 175 yards 2.8 miles 1.2 miles
13-15 years 225 yards 4.2 miles 1.8 miles
The races are sanctioned by USAT and the distances are all age-appropriate.
The swims in Biddeford and Sanford are in YMCA pools. The swim in Freeport is in the protected
waters of Casco Bay at Winslow Park.
The children in the 5-6 year age group can wear YMCA-approved floatation devices, if needed.
For more information on the race series, visit www.healthyhabtstri.com. For mediarelated
questions, contact Kris Allard at kallard@nycymca.org or via cell phone at
508.942.3147.