Half Pint Triathlon Takes Place July 16, Registration Still Open

Williamson County Parks and Recreation will host the fifth annual Half-Pint Triathlon at the Franklin Recreation Complex, 1120 Hillsboro Road, on Saturday, July 16.

Participants (ages 8-12) are still being accepted for the event. All registration is by mail, and forms and event rules are available at the Franklin Recreation Complex; the Longview Recreation Center at Spring Hill, 2909 Commonwealth Dr.; the Indoor Sports Complex at 920 Heritage Way in Brentwood; the Fairview Recreation Complex, 2714 Fairview Blvd.; and the Williamson County Recreation Complex at Nolensville, 7250 Nolensville Rd. or on line at www.wcparksandrec.com under Programs/Half Pint Triathlon. Only 100 entrants will be accepted. The entry fee is $20 per child, payable with registration forms.

Athletes will be divided into two age groups: Juniors, ages 8-9, and Seniors, ages 10-12 (age as of 7/16/16). Juniors will swim 50 meters in the pool, bike 1.5 miles and run 0.5 miles. Senior entrants will swim 100 meters, bike three miles and run one mile. Each child will receive an official triathlon medal and t-shirt. Children must be accompanied by parents, and all racers are required to wear appropriate swim wear in the pool and shoes while biking and running. Each child should bring a bicycle and a helmet to the event. Packet pick-up is Friday, July 15 from 3:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. at the Franklin Recreation Complex. Race check-in begins Saturday, July 16 at 6:00 a.m. with a transition area meeting at 7:00 a.m. for racers and parents, followed by a race time of 7:30 a.m. Parents, bring your cameras for award-winning photo opportunities!

The Half-Pint Triathlon is sponsored by Race Day Events, Smoothie King, Sport Seasons, Whole Foods, Nashville Striders, Culver’s, Sonic, McDonald’s, South Grove Dental, Star Physical Therapy, Embassy Suites, Dicks Sporting Goods, Chick-fil-A, Sam’s Club and ASAP Awards.

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