Smithfield YMCA, NRI Triathlon Club host inaugural ‘Tri at the Y’ on Sunday

Smithfield YMCA, NRI Triathlon Club host inaugural ‘Tri at the Y’ on Sunday

SMITHFIELD – The Smithfield YMCA and Northern R.I. High School Triathlon Club are teaming up to host the inaugural “TRI at the Y” event for all ages on Sunday, June 9, at the YMCA on Deerfield Drive.

This USATri60 event, which is indoor and timed, will feature an indoor pool swim, indoor spin bike, and a run on a treadmill, but participants will have the option of running outdoor laps.

Children ages 7-10 (as of Dec. 31) will compete in a “Splash and Dash” that includes a five-minute swim and a 10-minute run, while children ages 11-14 will participate in a sprint triathlon that features a five-minute swim, 15-minute bike, and 10-minute run.

For competitors ages 15 and over, their sprint triathlon will contain a 10-minute swim, 30-minute bike, and 20-minute run.

The first wave (for the children) will start at 8 a.m., and the adult waves will begin at 9 a.m.

The entry fees are $15 for the “Splash and Dash” and $20 for children ages 11-14, and for participants ages 15 and over, the fee will be $40 for YMCA members and $50 for non-members.

A USAT one-day fee for adults ($15) or an annual membership ($50 for adults, $10 for youngsters) is also needed to participate.
Each participant will receive a ROKA drawstring bag, ROKA swim cap, ROKA goggles, and a finisher medal. Awards wil be presented to the top three finishers in each of the three divisions.

Entries are available at the YMCA. Contact Dawn Marshall at nrihstri@gmail.com or Shauna Lewis at shauna@ymca1.org for more information.