The Strong Kids Triathlon will be taking place on Saturday, August 3rd, 2024 at the YMCA at the Heights. Our swimming portion will take place at the Kroger Aquatics Center behind the YMCA at the Heights.  

Saturday, August 3rd
Open to ages 5-12

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The YMCA at the Heights 
7251 Shull Rd.  
Huber Heights, OH 45424 


  • Kids will have help in the swim portion if needed. Swim float aids are allowed and lifeguards are in the water with the kids. The swim portion takes place in the lazy pool at the Kroger Aquatic Center.
  • Helmets are required for the biking portion. Bring your own bike and helmet, if you have one. If not, don't worry! We will have a few extra bikes and helmets for those who do not have one.
  • Kona Ice will be present to buy flavor shaved ice!
  • Trophies will be awarded for the top 3 times for boys and girls in each age group 
  • Entry fee:  $40
  • Entry fee includes: 
    • T-shirt
    • Finisher's Medal
    • Goodie bag 
    • Post-race refreshments
    • Entry into the Kroger Aquatic Center after the event!
    If you register by July 31st, you will be entered into a raffle for our prizes! This includes a 1 year family membership to the YMCA, a Summer 2025 Season Pass to the Kroger Aquatic Center, and more.

    All proceeds benefit the YMCA of Greater Dayton's Annual Campaign. The Annual Campaign ensures that no one is denied the opportunity to share in the experience due to the inability to pay. Financial assistance is available, please contact us for more information.


Ages 5-6Ages 7-8Ages 9-10Ages 11-12
Start Time: 11:00AMStart Time: 10:00AMStart Time: 9:15AMStart Time: 8:30AM
Swim: 25 metersSwim: 50 metersSwim: 50 metersSwim: 100 meters
Bike: 0.7 milesBike: 1.5 milesBike: 3.0 milesBike: 3.0 miles
Run: 0.35 milesRun: 0.5 milesRun: 0.75 milesRun: 1 mile

Parents will now pick up Racer Packets the 2 days before the event. Your pick up will include your child's t-shirt, goodie bag, bib, and more. Racer Packet Pick Up will be at the Eichelberger Amphitheater in Huber Heights at the following times:
Thursday, August 1st - 5:30pm–8:00pm
Friday, August 2nd - 5:30pm–8:00pm

Racer Check-In (Day-of the event) 
This is where we will write your child's bib number on their arm and leg. Please show up a half-hour early to ensure that there is enough time to get your bike into the transition area and get all body marking complete.

Day-Of Registration will NOT be available. We will cap our event at 325 kids.

More info to come.

Have questions? Contact Chris Lindeman at clindeman@daytonymca.org



When will I receive the Parent Packet with information?

Emails with detailed information about our event will be sent to participant parents/guardians on the following schedule:

• 1 week before our event

• 3 days before our event

How is the Strong Kids Triathlon timed?

The Strong Kids Triathlon is "chip" timed; each participant will have a timing band around their ankle instead of wearing a race bib as you would in a foot race. When they start and finish each section of the race, they will cross over a timing mat; this will mark their time. Times will be calculated from here. 

For example, a participant starting last could still finish in first place if they had a faster overall time. 

The swim is a "time trial' start, a participant will enter the water approximately every 10-20 seconds allowing enough time for the previous participant to be a safe distance ahead. 

Where will timing results be after the race?

Our event timing company is Tristate Racer this year.

A QR code will be available at our event for parents to view finishing times.

Are all participants eligible for the raffle prizes?

In order to be eligible for our prize raffle, you must be fully registered by July 31st. All prize winners will be posted at the beginning of our event.


How many trophies are given out for each age group?

At our 2024 event we will be giving out trophies to the top 3 boys AND the top 3 girls in each age group. After each age group completes their race we will announce winners at the Amphitheater by the finish line.