The Bellingham Youth Triathlon has been initiating kids to the sport of triathlon since 1999. We work hard to create an environment of accomplishment for everyone involved. Each participant is awarded a medal as they cross the finish line, we encourage everyone to stay for the prize drawing at the finish where pretty much everyone wins something fun.
Arne Hanna Aquatic Center (1114 Potter St.)
- Division 1 (ages 11-13)
- Division 1 Relay (ages 11-3)
- Division 2 (ages -9-10)
- Division 2 Relay (ages 9-10)
- Division 3 (ages 5-8)
- Division 3 Relay (ages 5-8)
*Please note: This program is not eligible for a refund or a transfer.
*Events are limited to 50 participants.
*Relay Teams add an additional $5.00
Race Distance and Start Time
Division 1: Ages 11-13, Swim 200 yards, Bike 3 miles, Run 1 mile
Start 9:00 a.m.
Division 2: Ages 9-10, Swim100 yards, Bike 2 miles, Run 1/2 mile
Start 10:00 a.m.
Division 3: Ages 6-8, Swim 50 yards, Bike 1 miles, Run 1/4 mile
Start 11:00 a.m.
Please Contact Lance Romo at (360) 778-7000 or e-mail Lromo@cob.org
Frequently Asked Questions
Do participants need to be able to swim unassisted?
Yes. Participants may not use any type of floatation. They may rest as needed on the wall or lane lines provided they do not use either to make forward progress.
What is the swim like?
The swim is in the 25 yard, Arne Hanna Aquatic Center Pool. Participants will start in waves of up to 8 every 10 seconds and circle swim until they have finished. Participants must complete the swim unaided.
What is the bike like?
There are some hills on the open roads. We work hard to make the course safe for participants and traffic alike. The course is well marked and volunteers are stationed at every corner with traffic signs and orange safety vests.
What is the run like?
The run is 1 to 4 laps, depending on the division, in a course set up in the fields next to the pool.
What is the transition like?
The transition area is directly outside the front doors of the pool. We ask participants to walk into and out of the transition area. We ask parents to be mindful of other parents kids and to give them a respectful berth.
When are results/awards?
Results will follow the completion of the last race (approximately 11:45 am). All participants are urged to attend; we get lots of cool stuff.
What are the prizes?
Prizes were donated by local companies.
Is there a time limit?
Participants must finish before the next race starts.