Kids of all athletic abilities can get a positive introduction to multi-sport racing in the McGaw YMCA Youth Triathlon. The race course, across Northwestern’s Evanston campus, is officially sanctioned by USA Triathlon and will be professionally timed. New this year is the Youth Splash and Dash race for 5- and 6-year-olds.

The race starts at 8 a.m. on Sunday, July 25. It will take about 2-3 hours overall. Post-race festivities will follow, including a moon bounce, games, and activities for all.

Race distances are as follows:

Ages

Swim

Bike

Run

5-6

50 yards (2 lengths)

N/A

0.5K (0.3 miles)

7-10

100 yards (4 lengths)

4K (2.5 miles)

1K (0.6 miles)

11-14

200 yards (8 lengths)

8K (4 miles)

2K (1.25 miles)

To register or to obtain more information, visit: http://www.mcgawymca.org/index.cfm?fa=prog.type&id=733