Thursday, May 1, 2008

Swim for Smiles Youth Triathlon, June 1

I was invited by Bob Goudreau to post information about our upcoming YOUTH-only triathlon held on June 1st in Chapel Hill, NC.

The Swim for Smiles Foundation is excited to announce that registration is OPEN for its 2nd Annual Youth Triathlon to be held on June 1, 2008 in Chapel Hill, NC.

Last year’s event drew over 240 participants and this year’s has been expanded to accommodate at least 350. Open to kids from ages 7-17, the Swim for Smiles Youth Triathlon is a USA-Triathlon (USA-T) sanctioned event and includes two different courses so that ALL levels of participants are accommodated.

Beginners can select a
Short Course triathlon that includes a 100-meter swim, a 2.5-mile bike course and finishes with a short 1K (0.6 miles) run. And, Long Course participants will begin with a 250-meter swim, transition to a 5-mile bike course and then finish with a 3K (1.8 miles) run. The Swim for Smiles Youth Triathlon will start on June 1st at Chapel Hill Country Club’s heated pool, move to a neighborhood bike ride and end with a golf-course run. This 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 (last year's prizes included iPod Shuffles, Ironman watches, movie tickets and a two grand prizes: Nintendo Wiis)!

For more information on the Swim for Smiles Youth Triathlon or the Swim for Smiles Foundation, please go to

We have also created an event poster/flyer that we would love for you to consider posting at your pools and swim team sign-up events. It can be found by clicking here. We will be more than willing to print as many as each team would like and send them to you if you prefer to hand them out (or we can give it to you in e-mail form to send to your entire team).

100% of all funds raised from this triathlon (and every Swim for Smiles event) goes to the North Carolina Children's Hospital. We are proud to have raised over $17,000 last year for the hospital and with your league's help, we can beat that total this year.

Finally, the site also includes details on how to volunteer for the triathlon and how to become a sponsor, but if you want more information on either, please feel free to call me, Gary Kayye, at 868-3358 or e-mail me at

Thank you!

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