MOUNT OLIVE, NEW JERSEY - When children ages 6-11 participant in this year's ITCA Kids Express Triathlon on Saturday September 27th, they will have the added benefit of "personal trainers" helping them compete.
The West Morris Area YMCA, based in Randolph, will have several trainers assisting the children on race day. This year’s race offers three different courses for three different kinds of athletes; Elite Triathlon, Tri it On Triathlon, and the Kids Express Triathlon. The Kids Express kicks off at 9:00 am.
All three Tri events start and finish at the Activities Field in the International Trade Center, with biking, running and canoeing for the adult races, and biking, running and obstacle course for the youngsters.
"The YMCA's involvement this year brings the Kids Express Triathlon to a new level of excitement," said Laura Rimmer, president of the International Trade Center Alliance. "Their trainers bring an expertise we've never had before on site for the event. Indeed, while there is competition during the race, it is more important for the kids to have fun and be more aware of their health, and the YMCA's trainers will help bring that point home."
This year's 12th Annual ITCA Triathlon is being presented by Atlantic Sports Health, a division of Atlantic Health at Morristown Memorial Hospital. Proceeds from the event go to Special Olympics New Jersey, a non-profit organization that provides athletic training and competition for children and adults with intellectual disabilities.
Children ages 6-11 wishing to sign up for the Kids Express Triathlon should do so as soon as possible. A limited number of openings still exist for all three competitions.
For registration and other information, such as race day volunteers for the ITCA Triathlon, please visit the ITCA website at www.ITCAevents.org or call 973-347-3099.
To learn more about Atlantic Sports Health, visit www.atlanticsportshealth.org >>