Salina YMCA to Host Inaugural Triathlon

Salina YMCA to Host Inaugural Triathlon

Event Proceeds to Benefit YMCA’s Strong Kids Campaign

Salina Family YMCA will host its inaugural Sprint Triathlon on Sunday, April 14. All funds raised by this event support the Salina YMCA Strong Kids Campaign, which makes it possible for children in Salina community to participate in youth and childcare programs that might otherwise be out of reach for their families.

“The YMCA’s Strong Kids Campaign provides direct financial support to youth in our community so they can participate in programs that build character and teach skills for life,” said Chris Lehecka, Salina Family YMCA Associate Executive Director. “Strong Kids gives our community’s children to chance to play in youth sports, take swim lessons and receive quality afterschool care.”

The triathlon is open to individuals and teams alike. The adult division (for ages 18 and up) includes a 300-meter pool swim, 6-mile indoor bike on Precor® Spin bikes and 2-mile outdoor run. The youth division (for ages 8-17) includes a 150 meter pool swim, 3-mile indoor bike on Precor® Spin bikes, and 1-mile outdoor run. Awards will be given for the top three male and female finishers in both the adult and youth categories.

“Events that bring people together are fun for everyone involved,” said Lehecka. “As a spectator who is cheering on a friend or family member, a volunteer who provides much needed encouragement, or a participant who is challenging themselves, everyone is bringing their own inspiration and energy, bottled up in to a few hours of excitement.”

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