Team BEAST to Host Youth Triathlon June 21

The Seventh Annual Burlington Youth Triathlon is scheduled to begin at 9 a.m. Sunday, June 21, in Dankwardt Park, 2700 S. Main St., Burlington, Iowa. It is presented by Great River Health System and Team BEAST (Burlington Endurance Athlete Sports Team).

Youth ages 7 to 14 may participate. Race distances vary by age group:

Age group Swim Bike Run

  • 7 to 8 50 yards
    1.6 miles .25 mile
  • 9 to 11 100 yards
    3.1 miles .5 mile
  • 12 to 14 200 yards
    4.6 miles 1 mile

Teams will compete in the age division of the oldest team member.

The race begins in an outdoor pool in Dankwardt Park. Certified lifeguards will be in the pool. The bike course is out and back, mostly in Dankwardt and Crapo parks. Helmets are required. The run is on sidewalks, streets and grass. Chip timing will be used.

The registration fee for individuals is $20 ($25 after June 7); team registration is $45 ($60 after June 7). Shirts are not guaranteed after June 7. The registration deadline is Friday, June 19.

To register, please visit www.getmeregistered.com. Race information is available at www.facebook.com/BurlingtonYouthTriathlon.

For more information about the race or to volunteer, please call (319) 601-1110 or email kellitaeger@yahoo.com.