Tri-Fun Triathlon race is well organized; there are lots of staff member and volunteers around to guide you in every step in your race. They are not only helpful but also encourage and support every child. This year is second one we decided to join Tri-FunTriathlon in Milton and it was very successful. It was great to see that more families and kids take a challenge this year to support a good cause. If last year Teddy was a little bit lost what to do and how, this year he was more focused on tasks and confident about himself.
At the beginning of the race every child receives a package at the Transition zone and a racing bib for identification. The first part - swimming was very easy for Teddy, he decided to swim on his back saying that way he can faster cross the pool distance 12.5 m. This part has to be done with a parent for younger children. Next step was biking, we run to our bike location to put on trainers and ride. On the way Teddy met lots of supportive fans and vigorously pushed the pedals to move forward.
The last step was running 100m towards the finish line. Since Teddy was in the youngest group (3 to 5 years old) and distance was not very long, he crossed the line very fast. Every athlete’s name was announced at the finish and all kids received medals for the completion of the race.
It was great experience for both parents and kids. Weeks before the triathlon race Teddy was very excited and was looking forward to participate. Even if he goes swimming or biking it is one side of activities, but when these activities in one set, it becomes more challenging and interesting. The feeling of accomplishment and confidence in own abilities are so important for young kids. We were very lucky and proud to participate in Milton Tri-Fun Triathlon race for children.
After the race the whole family headed to Tri-Fun Zone filled with activities for kids and adults like a jumping castle, Lego building station from Bricks4Kidz, healthy treats from Longos, drinks from Melitta coffee and much more.
Last Tri-fun Triathlon race this year will be taking place in Oakville on August 23 and registration for this event already sold out. We are looking forward to 2016 schedule for more fun, games and valuable experience!