Children 7 to 14 years old are invited to enter the Keiki Triathlon to be held Saturday, October 20, at the Kona Community Aquatic Center and Maka’eo Park in Kailua-Kona.
Entry forms will be accepted through Friday, October 12. The triathlon will start at 8:30 a.m. on October 20.
A link to the entry form is available at hawaiicounty.gov under the Department of Parks and Recreation’s October events. Forms also may be obtained island-wide at the department’s Recreation Division facilities, swimming pools and many gymnasiums. There is a $5 per-child entry fee to participate in the Keiki Triathlon.
To ensure the athletes’ safety, enrollment will be limited to the first 30 children who sign up in each of the four age-group categories or a maximum 120 total racers. All participants must supply their own bicycle, helmet, swim goggles and other equipment.
Completed entry forms and payment should be mailed to the Recreation Division, 799 Pi’‘ilani Street, Hilo, HI 96720.
Sponsored by the County of Hawai’i Department of Parks and Recreation and the Hawai’i Isle Police Activities League (HI-PAL), the inaugural Keiki Triathlon will consist of a 100-yard swim, 3.2-mile bicycle course and a 1.0 mile run; children in the 7-8 age-group category will race half those distances.
Medals will be awarded to the top three finishers, both boys and girls, in each age category, while all keiki who complete the course will receive commemorative certificates.
For more information, you may call Officer Joseph Botelho Jr. at 961-2220.