A triathalon in the Quad Cities on Saturday will be targeted to youngsters. The first Steventon’s Kid’s Triathalon will be held in Bettendorf and organizer Tim McKinnon says it is designed to promoter the sport and fitness in general.
The event includes swimming, biking and running and with kids involved McKinnon says added precautions will be taken to make sure everyone is safe. He says he’ll have 75 adult volunteers for the 150 participants so there will be plenty of adults to make it safe.
McKinnon says as opposed to adult triathalons this one will have much shorter distances. There’s a race for seven to 10 year olds and race for 11 to 14 year olds.
McKinnon says they want to promote the sport and not offer a supreme challenge that adult triathalons do.
He says they decided to make the lengths accommodating to kids so that they don’t collapse at the finish of the race. McKinnon says it’s and introduction to the sport, not a supreme test of endurance.