Kids take on triathlon and aquathlon in indoor setting

A Kids Indoor Triathlon and Aquathlon will be held May 6 for ages 15 and under, hosted by MedWest Health and Fitness Center in Haywood County.

The Asheville Triathlon Club will help coordinate this event, which begins at 6:30 p.m. The fitness center will close at 6 p.m. so participants will have uninterrupted use of the facility.

There will be two divisions for the aquathlon, which consists of swimming and running. Each division is limited to 20 participants. The junior division will be for boys and girls 8 years and younger, and will include a five-minute swim and a half-mile run. The intermediate division will be for youth 9 to 11 years of age, and will include a 10-minute swim and a one-mile run. A senior triathlon division will be for youth 12 to 15 years of age, and will include a 15-minute swim, a 20-minute spin bike and a two-mile run.

Participants will be divided into waves, based on age and experience.

Registration is on-line at, or 828.216.7661. Participation is free, compliments of MedWest Health & Fitness Center.

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