Monday, July 9

Indianapolis Kids Triathlon: Results!

by the JCC Staff

The results are in! The JCC's 5th Annual Indianapolis Kids Triathlon was a success this year, with 80 kids joining in the fun.

Photo credit: Linda Evans
On Sunday, June 24th, the bullhorn blasted the start of the race at the JCC’s Eskenazi Water Park, where racers in the senior division were the first to hit the water. The professionally-timed race regularly attracts at least 10 serious competitors, whereas most of the other youth participate at a recreational level. For some, the Indianapolis Kids Triathlon is their first taste of competition.

Photo credit: Linda Evans
Our triathlon, including two divisions for athletes ages 7-14 (competitive and non-competitive) as well as a "Small Fry" division for kids ages 6 and under, promotes activity and exercise in youth by giving them an event to train for as an alternative to team sports. By participating in the race, children may find they love the sport of triathlon, or perhaps they will choose to focus on swimming, cycling and/or running - all sports that can be practiced for the rest of their life. With obesity reaching epidemic proportions in our country, introducing youth to fitness options and encouraging physical activity contributes to the overall health of the children in our community.

In this race, every child crossing the finish line is a winner! All receive a keepsake medal. Awards went to the first, second and third-place winners in the male and female categories of both the junior and senior divisions. Racers in these divisions were professionally timed by Tuxedo Brothers.

Here's a recap of our winners:

Junior Division: Ages 7-10
100 year swim / 3.5 mile bike / .5 mile run – no parental assistance

First Place: Charlotte Kumler, age 11 from Indianapolis
Second Place: Brooklyn Edwards, age 9 from Carmel
Third Place: Parker Kurzawa, age 7 from Indianapolis

First Place: Will Baker, age 9 from Indianapolis
Second Place: Gabriel Chambers, age 8 from Indianapolis
Third Place: Dane Leonard, age 9 from Indianapolis

Senior Division: Ages 11-14
200 yard swim / 6 mile bike / 1 mile run – no parental assistance

First Place: Kenzi Wilson, age 13 from Carmel
Second Place: Evelyn Norfleet, age 11 from Zionsville
Third Place: Alexa Holl, age 11 from Carmel

First Place: Andrew Labell, age 13 from Carmel
Second Place: Jacob Ruschhaupt, age 11 from Indianapolis
Photo credit: Linda Evans
Third Place: Owen Reno, age 10 from Indianapolis

Small Fry Division
Children 6 years old and younger - parental assistance allowed for cycling and running
25 yard swim / 3.5 mile bike / .5 mile run – parental assistance permitted for the bike and run portions only
11 youth raced in the untimed “small fry” division

Thanks to all who participated! We hope to see you - and lots of new faces - at our 6th-annual event next year!

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