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Omaha Kids~ Tri it Out!

I say I am a triathlete, but really I just dabble in it.  I have been a runner for years and I love cycling.  I grew up swimming on swim teams and spending summer weekends at the lake.  So I have done a handful of triathlon races.  I love them!  I love being outside, training with friends, and finding my own physical limits and breaking through them.  I would like to think that I inspire my own kids, but honestly they just think I am crazy.

One of my training partners and sweet friend, Liz Wallace, heads up the Lifetime Run Club at Omaha’s Lifetime Fitness Club.  She is organizing the first ever INDOOR KIDS TRI.  The event this year takes place June 8 in the morning at Lifetime Fitness.  Here is the rundown on the race:

  • First wave begins at 7 am.  For your newbies that just means the first group of kids hit the pool.  There isn’t actually a wave. The younger group will start first.
  • Kids ages 12-14 will have a 5 minute swim, a 15 minute stationary bike time, and a 10 minute treadmill run.
  • Kids ages 15-17 will do a 10 minute swim, a 30 minute stationary bike time, and a 20 minute treadmill run.
  • Fee is $30 for members and $35 for nonmembers.

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This race would be perfect for any active kid just to try out this sport, and with this crew of volunteers I know these little racers will have a blast.  Gear is low maintenance as well- just a swimsuit, tennis shoes, and comfy workout clothes.  No helmet or bike needed!

Your kids will be in the presence of some serious racers who have accomplished half iron man races, olympic distance tri’s, and all around supportive and positive individuals.  There will be a post pool party for the racers and the volunteers with food a DJ and swimming.  If you have any questions about the event contact ewallace@lifetimefitness.com

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