13TH ANNUAL STRONG KIDS TRIATHLON

Brought to you by Children’s Hospital Colorado
July 20 • 9am • Lafayette YMCA

 

STK Finish line

Get ready for glory and giggles, fortitude and photo finishes, triumph and training wheels.

During the YMCA’s Annual Strong Kids Triathlon, young athletes ages 2 to 12 take on our kid-friendly course — swimming, pedaling and running through the finish line, where medals and victory dances await. While our triathletes will be challenged, the goal is fun. Racers will be organized by age, and distances will be age appropriate. Olympic and collegiate athletes will be on hand for high fives and support. Crowds will cheer, hugs will be given and snacks will be served. No experience is necessary, but smiles are required. Proceeds from the event will help families in need pay for Y programs.

For Ages 2-12 
Race times will be determined by age group: 2- to 5-year-olds will begin at 9am, and the other age groups will follow in heats. 

  • Members: $30
  • Non-members: $40
  • $10 late fee date: Begins July 1

Registration packet pick-up (includes map, t-shirt, race bib and parent wristband): Sunday, July 14, 9-11:30am, and Wednesday, July 17, 8:30am-7pm. We cannot guarantee shirt sizes. All shirts will be given out on a first come, first serve basis. 

Day-of registrations will be accepted starting at 7:30am and ending at 8:15am sharp.

Contact Megan Lancaster-Cavallo at [email protected] or call 303-443-4474 ext. 1500 for more information.

Children will race in heats determined by age groups. Each heat will cater to the skill of each child. Children will begin with lap(s) at the pool, continue with lap(s) on their bikes or trikes and finish with a run around the turf field. 

During the swim portion, we will have lifeguards in the water and on deck. Racers who cannot swim or need help in the water will be assisted by lifeguards. Racers may use flotation devices (such as noodles, kick boards or floaties). Distance varies by wave.

5 & younger: width of the shallow end (about 10 meters)

6-7: 1 length (25 meters)

8-9: 2 lengths (50 meters)

10-12: 4 lengths (100 meters)

Our bike course is completely closed to traffic. Racers may use training wheels, kick bikes, etc. Distances are approximate and vary by wave.

5 & younger: out-and-back to turnaround (about 200 meters)

6-7: 1 lap (.33 miles)

8-9: 2 laps (.66 miles)

10-12: 3 laps (1 mile)

The running course loops the turf field. Volunteers will be on the course to help you count laps. On your final lap, turn onto the field and head to the finish line! Distances are approximate and vary by wave.

5 & younger: directly to finish line (about 100 meters)

6-7: 1 lap (.2 miles)

8-9: 2 laps (.4 miles)

10-12: 3 laps (.6 miles)

By supporting the Strong Kids Triathlon, you help the YMCA of Northern Colorado continue to be a champion for children and families. Plus, your business will be in front of more than 1,000 attendees at the event.

EVENT SPONSORSHIP LEVELS

Strong Kids Triathlon Sponsors

  • Your company banner displayed in pool area during the event (sponsor provides)

  • Vendor table near finish line

  • Promotional item in goody bags handed out to participants (sponsor provides)

  • Logo on event map, webpage and T-shirt

  • Your company banner displayed in bike parking area during the event (sponsor provides)

  • Vendor table near finish line

  • A promotional item in goody bags handed out to participants (sponsor provides)

  • Logo on event map, webpage, T-shirts and TVs in all three YMCA lobbies approximately three weeks prior to event

  • Your company banner displayed on the YMCA turf field during the event (YMCA provides with sponsor approval)

  • Vendor table near finish line

  • A promotional item in goody bags handed out to participants (sponsor provides)

  • Logo on event map, webpage, T-shirts and TVs in all three YMCA lobbies approximately three weeks prior to event

  • Verbal recognition from MC during event

  • Your company banner displayed on the YMCA turf field for a full year (YMCA provides with sponsor approval)

  • Vendor table near finish line

  • A promotional item in goody bags handed out to participants (sponsor provides)

  • Logo on event map, webpage, T-shirts and TVs in all three YMCA lobbies approximately three weeks prior to event

  • Verbal recognition from MC during event

  • Two Facebook posts — one prior to event and one after — recognizing your company as the presenting sponsor as 
    well as mentions in two pre-event email promotions and the “thank you for registering” email that is sent to all 
    participants.

  • Four tickets to the YMCA of Northern Colorado’s annual gala and fundraiser, Y Splash - a $500 value!

  • If you donate items or services for the Strong Kids Tri valued at $499 or less, you receive:

  • Logo on event map handed to parents

  • If you donate items or services for the Strong Kids Tri valued at $500 or more, you receive:

  • Logo on event map handed to parents

  • Logo on website

  • Logo on participant T-shirts

Goody Bag Donors:

For $50, you can include a promotional item in 300 participant bags, which will be given to parents prior to the event or during check in. You will be responsible for creating the item and delivering it to the Y by July 3.

Contact Becky Fase at 303-664-5455, ext 1301, [email protected] or fill out the form below to learn more about sponsorship opportunities.

 
STK Sponsors

Contact Becky Fase at 303-664-5455, ext 1301, [email protected] or fill out the form below to learn more about sponsorship opportunities.