Gananda Youth Triathlon Set For May 11, 2019

Gananda's Spring Fling Youth Triathlon is back for 2019!  After a year hiatus due to construction, we are excited to bring back this special athletic event for our local youth on Saturday, May 11. The triathlon consists of swimming, biking, and running events where racers can compete individually or as part of a relay team.  All students, from any school district in grades 3-12, are invited to participate. The deadline for registration is Wednesday, May 1, 2019. 
 

Event Summary:

 
Date: Saturday, May 11, 2019
Race Time: 10 am 
Location: Richard Mann Elementary (1366 Waterford Rd, Walworth, NY 14568)
Eligibility: Any student from any school district currently in grades 3-12
Entry Fee: $15 for all entries; includes a free triathlon t-shirt
Race Contact: Race Director, John Tichacek, 315-986-3521 x 3224
 

Race Information:

 
Grade Level Swim Bike* Run* Check In/Start
7th-12th 100 yards 3 miles 1/2 mile
Check In: 8:30 to 9:30am
Race Start: TBA prior to race day
5th & 6th 75 yards 3 miles 1/2 mile
Check In: 8:30 to 10am
Race Start: TBA prior to race day
3rd & 4th 50 yards 2 miles 1/2 mile
Check In: 8:30 to 10am
Race Start: TBA prior to race day
 
* Distances are approximate
 
Swim: Richard Mann Elementary School Pool
  • 50 Yards = 2 lengths of pool
  • 75 Yards = 3 lengths of pool
  • 100 Yards = 4 lengths of pool
Bike: Immediately following the swim portion of the race, participants will bike a set course (see below). Two wheeled, self-propelled bikes only - no scooters or tricycles. Training wheels are allowed. HELMETS ARE REQUIRED - NO EXCEPTIONS. There is also a mandatory bike inspection prior to the race. Each participant must accompany their bicycle and bicycle helmet to the Bike Safety Check  at the Transition Area entrance.
 
Run: The race will conclude with a run on school grounds finishing on the track at the stadium field.
 
Post Race Activities: At the end of the race, after the race results have been determined (approximately 30 minutes after the last competitor crosses the finish line), an awards ceremony will be held to recognize the top finishers.