Race organizers said the event is a good opportunity for families to work together for a goal. Citing the fact that several families participated in last fall’s race, race organizers said the event is “[a] great lesson in sportsmanship for the kids and a fun family bonding experience.”
Each participant must bring a bicycle, helmet, swimsuit, towel, and proper footwear to compete. Each event combines a run, a bike ride, and a swim competition.
The most challenging competition of the event is the “Elite” category, which involves a 5k run, a 10-mile road or mountain bike ride, and a half-mile swim. The shorter “Open” category consists of a one-mile run, a 5k mountain bike ride, and a 300-yard swim. The “Youth” category, for those under age 12, features a half-mile run, a one-mile bike ride, and a 150-yard swim. Kids may use life jackets or kickboards if needed.
The event is designed for athletes of all levels and awards will be given for the top five places in each of the three categories for both males and females, according to the news release. All participants will receive a completion certificate and all youth who do not receive an award for finishing in the top five will receive a participation ribbon.
The registration fee is $10 for early registration through March 1 and $15 on the day of the event. Race day registration will take place from 8 to 9:30 a.m. at the MRAC front desk. The cutoff time for registration is 9:30.
Race registration, start, and finish lines for all three events will be at the Moab Recreation and Aquatic Center, 374 Park Ave. Participants may pre-register at the center’s front desk or online through March 1 at www.activityreg.com.