Sports shape kids in the best of ways from a very young age. With so many sports out there to choose from, it can be tough to realize what which one is best. Luckily, there is a sport that holds three different activities in one – the triathlon. One of the most important and probably simplest reasons your child should get involved in triathlons is to get them active! With three sports in one, training for a triathlon never gets old. This is a sport that constantly challenges the participant and there’s always new goals to set.
What is a triathlon?
A triathlon is a continuous race over various distances involving all three activities of swimming, cycling and running. A standard triathlon begins with swimming, followed by a cycling course and then a run.
With so many benefits of participating in triathlons, Camp Ak-O-Mak would like to introduce the Kids In Triathlon Series (KITCan). Triathlons help children develop physical skills, stay active, make friends, learn to compete fair, and improve self-esteem. It is a motivating way for kids to get fit, have fun, and gain confidence.
Participating in triathlons also provides physical, mental and emotional benefits that can support children through improved cognitive function for better learning, improved physical literacy, and the ability to lead healthy lives with a sense of social well-being. Check out the Q&A’s below to learn more.
What is KITCan?
Triathlon Ontario’s Kids In Triathlon (KITCan) Series is a non-competitive race series for kids aged 3-11. It provides a supportive, family-friendly environment that celebrates individual achievement through triathlon – motivating kids to get fit, have fun and gain confidence.
There are KITCan races in Mississauga, Milton and Oakville. Last season was the first and saw 1,000 “Kit Kids” participating with their families in attendance. Registration is already up over 10% so far in 2019.
Who is Triathlon Ontario?
Triathlon Ontario is a non-profit organization and the official governing body of the sport of triathlon for the province of Ontario. Our mission is to grow and develop the sport in a fun, safe and fair way.
What makes KITCan Unique?
- Participation-based, family friendly triathlons for kids ages 3-11
- Family Fun Zone offers a free, interactive experience throughout the day
- The only sanctioned kids’ triathlon series in Ontario
- Discounts are available for multiple race registrations, families as well as Triathlon Ontario members
- Everyone receives a t-shirt, finisher’s medal and a kit bag full of great stuff!