Chicagoland's LARGEST Mini Triathlon is slated for Sunday, August 17th at Cypress Cove Aquatic Park, 8301 Janes Ave, Woodridge. 1000 athletes are expected. This very popular, fun event is organized by the Woodridge Rotary Club, now in its 25th year.
The Main Mini Triathlon Event starts at 7AM and is geared towards athletes of all abilities, age, shapes and sizes. Whether participants are rookie triathletes, seasoned veterans in training, or weekend warriors, this event is the perfect distance. It requires a 250 yard swim (10 lengths of the pool), a 10K (6.2 mile) bike ride, and then a 2 mile run. Fees are $60/person for individuals and $35 per relay team member. Because of the swim-time requirement for start-time placement, there are no same-day sign-ups.
The KiDs Event, for youth athletes under 12, starts at 10:30, and includes a 100 yard swim (4 lengths of the pool), a 5K (3.1 mile) bike ride and a 1 mile run. Fees for kids are $50 for individuals and $25 per each relay team member.
Again this year the Club will donate $5 for each registration to one of six community organizations selected by the athletes. This allows the athletes a sense of giving back to the community as well as reinforces the Rotary Club's many generous donations to local organizations. Organizations being funded this year are SEASPAR, Woodridge Community Pantry, Hope's Front Door, Bear Necessities Pediatric Cancer, Dupage Habitat for Humanity, and Family Shelter Services.
"The commitment by our local sponsors is critical to supporting the important work that Rotary does in the community." commented Katy Rush, current Club President. "We have supported the volunteer efforts of many organizations in our community through the Mini Triathlon, and sponsorships help extend what we can do." Sponsors this year include Bolingbrook Adventist Hospital, Wilton Brands, Illinois American Water, Girgis Orthodontics, Bridgeview Bank, Home Run Inn Pizza and Fifth Third Bank.
This event promotes good health as well as a sense of community. Full information, course maps, or to volunteer, go to www.woodridgerotary.org. Volunteers are still needed.