Triathlon Popularity to Draw 2000 Adults and Kids to YMCA’s 5th Annual Tri Ballantynes

The Morrison Family YMCA’s 5th Annual Adult and Kids Triathlon, “Tri Ballantynes”, combines competition craze with a family-fun festival to raise money for camp and after-school program scholarships.

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It’s a fun event that brings the community together to raise funds for local kids to experience camp, while engaging families in a healthy activity.

(PRWEB) June 11, 2014

Riding the wave of triathlon popularity, the Morrison Family YMCA’s 5th Annual Tri Ballantynes, will host its largest crowd on Saturday, July 12.

With two competitions, one for adult competitors and one for kids, roughly 1,000 triathletes will swim, bike and run with more than 1,000 spectators to cheer them on. All proceeds will fund scholarships for kids in need to participate in enrichment programs like the Y’s Summer Camp and Afterschool.

“This event is a win-win-win,” says Laura Smith, Associate Executive Director for the Morrison Family YMCA. “It’s a fun event that brings the community together to raise funds for local kids to experience camp, while engaging families in a healthy activity.”

Adult triathletes will complete a three-event race featuring a 300 yard swim, a 12.7 mile bike ride and a 5K run through the Ballantyne community. The Kids Triathlon is similarly structured with age-based challenges including a 50 to 150 yard swim, a .75 mile bike ride and a half mile or one mile run.

The triathlon begins at 7:00 A.M. for adults and 2:00 P.M. for kids. In between races, from 9:00 A.M. to 1:00 P.M., triathletes and their families can explore Tri Fest, a free festival featuring live music, family activities, food trucks and special appearances from Sir Purr and Homer.

The Y is expecting a sold-out event so early registration is encouraged. Register online for the adult triathlon at: jonesracingcompany.com/tri-ballantyne; or for the kids triathlon at jonesracingcompany.com/kids-tri-ballantyne. For general event information, contact Ashley Collie at 704-716-4631 or ashley.collie@ymcacharlotte.org.

About the YMCA of Greater Charlotte

The Y is one of the nation’s leading nonprofits strengthening communities through youth development, healthy living and social responsibility. The YMCA of Greater Charlotte, comprised of 19 Y branches and two resident camps, engages approximately 292,000 men, women and children – regardless of age, income or background – to nurture the potential of children and teens, improve the nation’s health and well-being, and provide opportunities to give back and support neighbors. Deeply rooted in the community for 139 years, the YMCA of Greater Charlotte has the long-standing relationships and physical presence not just to promise, but to deliver, lasting personal and social change. ymcacharlotte.org.