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Bass Lake MY*Tri This Saturday!

Written by Kim Lawson —

BASS LAKE – The 3rd annual Bass Lake MY*Tri is all set for this Saturday, Sept. 12. 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 an outstanding venue and challenging courses for all levels of youth athletes.

“MY*Tri is my favorite day of the year!” says event coordinator Carrie Waltner. “It is an incredible day designed specifically for our youth, and it brings the entire community together to enjoy the outdoor gifts we have right here in Bass Lake.”

Little runner at My-Tri - photo by Annie StarkeyAs the My*Tri goes into its third year, event coordinators are anticipating over 100 young athletes to participate in the youth triathlon.

Starting at 7 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 athletes who love the competition.

The divisions include:

DASH – 50 yard Swim, 2 mile Bike, 0.5 mile Run
SPRINT – 100 yard Swim, 4 mile Bike, 1 mile Run
ACE – 200 yard Swim, 8 mile Bike, 2 mile Run

“There is something available for everyone!” says Waltner. “If your kiddo is not a great swimmer, they can use a life jacket or floaties. If they are not great bikers they can use their training wheels. If they are not great runners, they can walk, skip or jump.”

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 along-side 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!

My_Tri_photo_1_by_Annie_Starkey_2014_-_Kids_cheering.jpgThis event is made possible by generous community sponsors, many of whom have donated to the MY*Tri since its inaugural year – Miller’s Landing Resort, CARQUEST/K&B Auto Parts, Sierra Tel, Sierra Automotive and Sierra Asset Management are among some of our three-time Corporate Sponsors.

The MY*Tri is Saturday, September 12, from 7 a.m. – 12 p.m. at Miller’s Landing Resort on Bass Lake.

Registration for the event is as follows:

Early Bird – (Before August 29th) $25
Early Bird Sibling Discount – (Before August 29th) $20
After August 29th – $30
After August 29th with Sibling Discount – $25

Proceeds from the event will go to the North Fork School Athletics Department and the Art Enrichment Program.

For more information and to register visit MyTriBassLake.com.

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