On Sunday, April 24, the Carmel Swim Club, a USA Swimming Gold Club, will be hosting its 11th Annual Carmel Sprint Triathlon. This is a USA-sanctioned Triathlon event. All proceeds from the event support the development of youth athletes in this nationally-recognized program.
This event is an ideal sprint distance triathlon for beginners looking to enter the world of triathlons and for experienced triathletes looking to have fun and tune-up for the season ahead. The event and atmosphere is youth friendly and is a great opportunity to introduce kids to the sport.
The triathlon will have age categories for adults, youth 10-15 years old and youth 6-9 years old. Participants can race individually or with a team. Participants will swim 200-400 meters, bike 3-10 miles and run 1-3.1 miles depending on their age category.
The 2016 Carmel Sprint Triathlon will be held in the state-of-the-art 50 meter pool at Carmel High School. Race start is time-trial style in five second intervals. Racers are organized into “flights” which are seeded by self-reported 100 meter swim times. Flights are organized and staged in the gymnasium to reduce on deck waiting.
Run and bike portions are held outside in the scenic heart of Carmel. The bike course is flat and fast with few turns. The run course is mostly flat and flows through neighborhoods adjacent to Carmel High School and Carmel Arts and Design districts.
Each participants receives a T-shirt and a finisher’s medal. There are also top finishers in various categories. Register online at http://bit.ly/1PYQ14a.