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7th Annual Swim for Smiles Youth Triathlon

September 8, 2013 - Chapel Hill, NC

Sorry, but the online registration is no longer available for this event.

Unfortunately, race pre-registration has closed. You can still register for our race, however, you will be paying $100 per entry AND their swim start time will be after the pre-regsitered racers. However, your kids will get the FULL Swim for Smiles Triathlon experience including a finisher medal, event t-shirt, games at the finish line and a lifetime of memories!

The Swim for Smiles Foundation is proud to announce that it has FINALLY opened registration for our 7th Annual Youth Triathlon. In our 7-year history, this will be our first Fall race and we'll celebrate it with an all-new venue and better race course (speed-bump free, wider roadways and fewer hills). The 2013 race will be in the southern part of Chapel Hill, NC on September 8th and the brand-new Briar Chapel neighborhood.

Our 2011 event drew over 850 participants and was the largest kid's triathlon in the USA and it was followed up with a 2012 event that was smaller due to the venue safety restrictions of the Chapel Hill Country Club. That forced us to move the race in 2013 and find a new home for our event. Our top priority for a new venue was safety and nearly as important was growth potential so we don't have to move it again for a while - with Briar Chapel, we found both!

The Swim for Smiles Youth Triathlon has won the Endurance Magazine Award for the Best Kid's Race in North Carolina for three years in a row and we plan to put on a 2013 event that will award us that medal again! . We are ready to accommodate over 1000 kids this year with a new course and even more fun activities pre- and post-race and better viewing for parents!

Open to kids from ages 5-18 (yes, now 5-year olds can participate), the Swim for Smiles Youth Triathlon is a USA-Triathlon sanctioned event and includes two courses for ALL levels of participants. In addition, we have a limited number of relay teams made up of kids of any and all ages (one kid will swim, another bike and the third will run the course -- all relay participants and teams will do the Long Course).

Beginners should consider our Short Course triathlon that includes a 100-meter swim, a 2.5-mile out and back bike course and finishes with a short 1K (0.6miles) run. Long Course participants will begin with a 300-meter swim, transition to a 5-mile bike course and then finish with a 3K run (1.8 miles). The Swim for Smiles Youth Triathlon starts at 8am and is considered an easy triathlon and it designed for all levels of youth participants.

Every finisher receives a medal and the top three finishers of each age group will receive prizes!

During Registration be sure to select to register "A Minor" and enter your child's details in the Personal Information section.


Sorry, but the online registration is no longer available for this event.


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Start Date: Sep 8, 2013
End Date: Sep 8, 2013
Activity: Swimming, Triathlon
URL: http://www.swimforsmiles.org/
Location: Chapel Hil, NC
Chapel Hill, NC 27517
Distance: Two Courses: Long- 300m swim, 5mile bike, 3k run Short - 100m swim, 2.5mile bike, 1k run
What is the Swim for Smiles Youth Triathlon?: This is a USA-T (USA-Triathlon) sanctioned event that allows kids from ages 5-19 to participate in a fun, simple, youth-focused event that will get your kids interested in the sport of triathlons. We have both a short course and a long course so that all ages and abilities can participate.
What is the distance?: We have two courses: *Short Course: Mostly aimed at kids 14 & Under, the short course allows kids to participate in distances that anyone can accomplish. It starts with a 100-meter swim, then moves to a 2.5-mile bike (with all right turns) and finishes with an out-and-back 1k (0.6 mile) run. *Long Course: Aimed at kids of all ages (although, those 8 & under should not attempt the long course on their first triathlon try), the long course is more challenging than the short course, but still fun and quick. It starts with a 300-meter swim, then moves to a 5-mile bike (with all right turns) and finishes with an out-and-back 3k (1.8 mile) run.
What should we bring?: 6-Weeks before race day, you will receive an e-mail "packet" with a list of stuff to bring, details about race day, what to wear, rules and start times. Please make sure you can accept e-mails from email DOMAIN "swimforsmiles.org
Where does the money go?: We donate our money to the North Carolina Children's Hospital.

Contact: Gary Kayye
Contact E-mail: gary@swimforsmiles.org
Contact Phone: 9199697501

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