The Kids’ First Triathlon

by This is Carrie on June 18, 2011

On Memorial Day, the kids all participated in their very first triathlon. After all the events they’ve come to and cheered me on, it was so fun being able to be the cheerleader for once.

The “pee-wee” tri was just a 25 yard swim (parental help & floaties okay), a 250 yard bike (training wheels, run bikes & trikes okay), and a 100 yard run, perfect for the under 5 crowd.

The kids triathlon was made up of a 25 Yard swim, a 3/4 mile bike and a 1/4 mile run.  It was the perfect challenge for Pumpkin.
While the kids triathlon distance was a little short of challenging for Princess, her non-competitive spirit allowed her to relish in the fact she was able to do the entire thing right beside her best friend in their matching “Tiny Team Sparkle” skirts (hopefully someday I’ll find a photo of her run since I was unable to keep track of all three of them through all three of their race legs).

Based on all the smiles once the race was over, it looks like we might have a new Memorial Day tradition.


{ 9 comments… read them below or add one }

sarai June 18, 2011 at 6:58 pm

I LOVE this. I didn’t even know that kiddie tris existed…when my babies get older I definitely would love for them to do something like this!!

Your girls are so cute in their sparkly skirts- and look how cool your little man is!! Congratulations to all of you!


darby June 19, 2011 at 8:07 am

congrats i did a triatholon last year and i am going to do the same one this year!!!!!


Alecia June 19, 2011 at 12:20 pm

That’s so cool! How did you find that!


Misha June 20, 2011 at 4:18 am

This was so awesome!! My little boy ran his first race on the same day I did my 10k. I was more excited about his race than mine. You must be insanely proud.


ira lee June 21, 2011 at 8:16 am

how cute, what a great idea!!!


Jessie Jo June 22, 2011 at 8:31 am

Looks like they all did great and had a lot of fun. Although I was surprised to not see a Team Sparkle skirt on Wes…


Jael thompson June 22, 2011 at 9:45 am

Could you tell me how you write on your photos? I’m trying to figure out how to do it… Thanks


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I use the website It’s super easy.


Amy June 23, 2011 at 6:30 pm

How awesome!! We will totally be doing this!


Michelle July 15, 2011 at 3:20 pm

Totally LOVE THIS!! my husband is doin his first tri next month.. and it is lookin pretty inviting to me. But for the kids?!?! brilliant! how fun!
you’re lil boy looks like a stud!

sidenote: love the runnings posts!


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