Tiny Tykes Triathlon invites Asheville kids to cycle, sprint, splash

young children on small bikes

Asheville Parks & Recreation (APR)’s annual Tiny Tykes Triathlon for youngsters ages 3-6 years-old returns to Pack Square Park on Sunday, August 6, at 9:15 a.m. 

Advance registration is required and costs $10 for Asheville residents or $12 for those residing outside of city limits. Parents, grandparents, siblings, and friends are encouraged to cheer on the little triathletes from the sidelines.

“There are few things more exciting than watching the pure joy on kids’ faces as they bike, run, and splash through the Tiny Tykes Triathlon course,” according to D. Tyrell McGirt, APR Director. “Asheville Parks & Recreation is dedicated to bringing innovative events and programs to our community like this one that inspire a life of active living and appreciation for the outdoors because Asheville is a better and safer place when all of us – from toddlers and kids to teens and young adults to older adults and retirees – have the opportunity to be supported, healthy, and successful.”

Quality recreation activities are critical to childhood and teen development, fostering imagination and building healthy habits, greater social equity, and community spirit. Along with team sports, summer camps, and afterschool programs, APR hosts a number of events and activities throughout the year for kids, teens, and young adults that can be found online at ashevillenc.gov/apr-guide.

  young girl with medal  

Race heats begin at 9:15 a.m. and run every 15 minutes with limited availability for each session. Participants choose a start time during advance registration. The course consists of a bike race, sprint, and final splash in Splasheville, the popular free splash pad in downtown Asheville. Triathletes should bring their own bike and helmet, wear clothing that can get wet, and have shoes securely fastened (no flip flops). A limited number of bikes are available for use with advance notice. No big wheels, scooters, skateboards, skates, or motorized bikes are allowed.

For complete details, visit avlrec.com. Advance registration is required and no walk up registration will be available.

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