Thursday, December 31, 2009

Swim for Smiles OPENS 2010 Youth Triathlon Registration

Swim for Smiles Youth Triathlon OPENS Registration

The Swim for Smiles Foundation is excited to announce that we have opened registration for the 4th Annual Swim for Smiles Youth Triathlon to be held in Chapel Hill, NC on Sunday, May 16, 2010 - and raising money for the UNC CHildren's Hospital!!! This triathlon has sold out for the past two years, but for 2010, we've added almost 100 spots for kids ages 6-18 to participate. But, we still expect it to fill by March, so if you're considering signing up your kids to participate, please do so quickly!

What is it?

Last year, the Swim for Smiles 3rd Annual Youth Triathlon drew over 440 participants and this year's has been expanded to accommodate at least 550. Open to kids from ages 6-18, the Swim for Smiles Youth Triathlon is a USA-Triathlon sanctioned event, it's one of the largest in the country and the largest kid's triathlon in the Southest 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 can select a Short Course triathlon that includes a 100-meter swim, a 2.5-mile bike course and finishes with a short 1K (0.6miles) 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 (1.8miles). The Swim for Smiles Youth Triathlon will start on May 16th at 8am in Chapel Hill Country Club's heated pool, move to a neighborhood bike ride and end with a side-walk run. This is considered an easy triathlon and it designed for all levels of youth participants.

How do you register or get more information (like course maps and race day details)? Simple, go to: and click on the EVENTS bar.

The NC CHildren's Hospital and the Swim for Smiles Foundation is a registered 501 (c)(3) non-profit foundation.

The Swim for Smiles Foundation

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