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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. The 2024 Finley Frenzy takes place August 25 on the grounds of the A.E. Finley YMCA.

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. 

Registering for training does NOT include race registration. All participants signed up for training must register separately for the actual triathlon event.

Training Program Dates

Tuesdays, July 23 - Aug. 20, 5 - 6 p.m. 
Wednesdays, July 24 - Aug. 21, 5 - 6 p.m.

2024 Race

The 2024 Finley Frenzy youth triathlon will be held on Sunday., Aug. 25 from 8 - 11 a.m. 

Register by August 1 to guarantee a race shirt!


Parents are expected to remain onsite (fields and gyms) as the primary supervisor of their child. This includes taking their children to the restroom and addressing any challenges that may arise. This allows our coaches to focus on leading practices and games. In addition, YMCA sports staff will be present at all practices and games.


For more information, including volunteer opportunities on race day, contact Lora Piacenti.