On September 18, 2016 the Ironkids Youth Triathlon will be returning to the Southeast in Alpharetta Georgia! The IronKids Alpharetta triathlon actively works to promote healthy living and fitness among America’s youth, providing children age 6 to 15 with the unique chance to test their strength in a family-friendly competitive setting. Registration for this event ends on Saturday, September 17th.
Kids from across the Southeast compete in three age categories: junior (ages 6-8), intermediate (ages 9-12) and senior (ages 12-15). Race distances are tailored to each age group. The junior age group will swim 50 meters, bike two miles and run 500 yards; the intermediate group will swim 150 meters, bike four miles and run one mile; and the senior age group will swim 300 meters, bike eight miles and run two miles.
The triathlon will take place in Alpharetta, Ga. at Wills Park, located at 1825 Old Milton Pkwy. The race is an interactive experience, and triathletes and their families are encouraged to spend the weekend in Alpharetta to take full advantage of this unique, family-friendly event. With 23 upscale yet affordable hotels, Alpharetta provides families with ample opportunities to rest easy in-between racing, eating and exploring.
Visiting families can enjoy the many Alpharetta activities and amenities all conveniently located near the race site. Families searching for a truly sporty weekend can take a swing at Topgolf, where the competition of sport is complemented by the easygoing vibes of a casual hangout spot; fashion forward families can explore the shops at Avalon and North Point Mall, home to the only American Girl Boutique and Bistro in Georgia; while foodie families can grab a bite at one of Alpharetta’s 175 plus dining experiences.