BASS LAKE – Registration is now open for the 4th Annual Bass Lake MY*Tri scheduled for Saturday, Sept. 10. This super fun triathlon is open to kids ages 5-17.
Hosted at Miller’s Landing Resort on beautiful Bass Lake, just miles from Yosemite National Park, the MY*Tri offers the perfect outdoor mountain venue and challenging courses for all levels of youth athletes.
Kevin Shaw, parent of four participants, says, “The My*Tri has been a great community event the last three years offering a safe and challenging competition for our young kids.”
Twelve-year-old Elley Shaw says the My*Tri is one of her favorite days of the year.
“I look forward to it months in advance. My favorite part is hearing the horn starting the swim race.”
Now in its fourth year, event coordinators are anticipating over 100 young athletes to participate in the youth triathlon. Starting at 7:30 a.m., kids of all ages and athletic skill levels will swim, bike and run for fitness and for fun.
Each athlete participates in one of three race divisions designed to suit their abilities, from young athletes with training wheels to the seasoned athlete who love the competition.
The divisions include:
- DASH – 50-yard Swim, 2-mile Bike, half-mile Run
- SPRINT – 100-yard Swim, 4-mile Bike, 1-mile Run
- ACE – 200-yard Swim, 8-mile Bike, 2-mile Run
“What I love about MY*Tri is the way it brings our community together, says Taylor Olney, Run Director. “It’s so inspiring to see sponsors, volunteers, spectators, parents, grandparents, and children join together with a common goal. Our goal is to provide a day at the beautiful Bass Lake promoting athletics, health and fun.
“I’m so proud of all our athletes. We love watching the 5-year-old swimming with a life jacket and cycling with training wheels. We are so impressed with the children who overcome extra battles with asthma, diabetes, and autism. We are so excited to cheer on all the athletes who really push themselves and achieve their goals.”
In addition, the MY*Tri has a crew of wonderful volunteers that will encourage beginner athletes in the most incredible ways. In fact, over the past two years, these volunteers have swam with the swimmers, tied shoes, buckled helmets, held bikes for kids, run alongside bikers and runners and cheered them on throughout the course. For the avid athlete and older kids, they have a challenging course designed for them as well.
Eight-year-old Lilly Shaw says she loves the MyTri. “Even though you’re working hard, it’s fun because of the great view around the lake.”
This event is made possible by generous community sponsors, many of whom have donated to the MY*Tri since its inaugural year. They are: Miller’s Landing Resort, Visit Yosemite Madera County, Sierra Automotive, Sierra Asset Management, California Jam Co, K&B Auto Parts, and Cornerstone Custom Construction, Inc.
Register ONLINE or by mail by going to http://www.mytribasslake.com/
- Early Bird Ace Division $25 (+$2.37 fee). The Ace Division is for seasoned athletes. It includes a 200-yard swim, 8-mile bike, and 2-mile run.
- Early Bird Ace Division-Sibling Discount $20 (+$2.09 fee). This ticket is discounted for triathlete siblings.
- Early Bird Sprint Division $25 (+$2.37 fee). The Sprint Division course is a 100-yard swim, 4-mile bike, and 1-mile run.
- Early Bird Sprint Division-Sibling Discount $20 (+$2.09 fee). This ticket is discounted for triathlete siblings.
- Early Bird Dash Division $25 (+$2.37 fee). The Dash Division includes a 50-yard swim, 2-mile bike, and 0.5-mile run.
- Early Bird Dash Division-Sibling Discount $20 (+$2.09 fee).
- $25 if postmarked by Aug. 27, $20 for additional siblings.
- $30 if delivered to Miller’s Landing Resort between Aug. 30 – Sept. 8, $25 for additional siblings.
- $35 at late registration on Sept. 9 at Miller’s Landing from 5-6 p.m.
Entry fee includes a MY*Tri t-shirt, lunch ticket, and goodie bag if registered before Aug. 27. Extra t-shirts may be available for purchase on race day.
For more information and to register visit: MyTriBassLake.com
About My*Tri from the organizers:
MY*Tri was created four years ago as a vision of a day that was geared just for our kids. After participating in the Bass Lake Tri and experiencing the number of kids that cheered their parents on and held up signs of encouragement (My Dad is Awesome!, You Can Do It, My Mom Rocks!, etc), we knew we had to create something like it for our kids.
We envisioned a day of outdoor fun where we celebrated not only the beautiful place that we are blessed to live in, but the strength and perseverance of our mountain area kids. We designed each course (Dash, Sprint and Ace) to accommodate any and all levels of athletes.
By allowing floatation devices on the swim and training wheels on the bike, we have our youngest athletes out on the Dash course with big smiles on their faces.
The Sprint course is designed for those kids who want more of a challenge and the Ace course accommodates the super athletes in our community.
About Visit Yosemite Madera County
The Southern Yosemite Visitors Bureau was formed in 1985. It has been operating at The Yosemite Sierra Visitors Bureau for 30 years. The Bureau was established by a group from the Eastern Madera County Chamber of Commerce with a vision of the growing potential for drawing the millions of visitors to Yosemite National Park to the many businesses and attractions in Madera County. Recently the visitor’s bureau changed its name to Visit Yosemite | Madera County to more accurately reflect its mission to promote all there is to see and do in Yosemite and Madera County.