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Youth Triathlons

Each year the YMCA of the Triangle introduces more than 100 kids ages 7 - 14 to triathlons. We host a youth triathlon in North Raleigh in the late summer. 

The course is age-specific and kids compete in certain age groups. This year our Finley Frenzy Triathlon will be held on Sunday, Aug. 28, 2022. Heats begin at 8 a.m.

The YMCA also offers a five-week training program to help participants get prepared for the race. 

Course Lengths

Ages 7 - 9
Swim: 75 yards
Bike: 2 miles
Run: one half mile

Ages 10 - 11
Swim: 175 yards
Bike: 4 miles
Run: 1 mile

Ages 12 - 14
Swim: 175 yards
Bike: 4 miles
Run: 1 mile

Course Maps

Training Program

In addition to the triathlon itself, we typically offer a five-week training program for participants led by certified fitness coaches. This training program will help participants get prepared physically and mentally for the race. Coaches also help with topics such as race chip timing, course specifics and give race tips.

Training Program Dates
Tuesdays, July 26 - Aug. 23, 5 - 6 p.m.
Wednesdays, July 27 - Aug. 24, 6 - 7 p.m.


$52, Member
$63, Program Participant

Training Program
$65, Member
$78, Program Participants

Health and Safety

Like everyone, we are keeping up with the latest North Carolina and CDC guidelines around COVID safety. Please be sure to check our Youth Sports Health and Safety page for the latest information. 


For more information, including volunteer opportunities on race day, contact Paula Ruff.