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2024 YMCA Kids Triathlon                               REGISTER


The YMCA is hosting the 17th annual Kids Triathlon at Whipple Beach in Baxter, Minnesota. The wide beach, protected swim area, and quiet, dead-end roads create a fun and safe venue for beginner and experienced youth triathletes alike. Registration will be limited to the first 350 registrants. Open to Y members and the community!

NEW swim course- athletes MUST be able to swim or use a coast guard approved personal floatation device. All courses will include an age appropriate swim in deeper water than previous years. *see faq for more information.

Date- Saturday, August 24th                                                               

Location- Whipple Beach, Baxter MN

Packet Pick-Up

  • 1:30pm at Whipple Beach Park (race location)

Start Times

  • 5-9 y/o        4:00pm
  • 10-14 y/o    4:45pm (approx.)
  • (age at race day)

Race Entry Fee

  • $45 early bird/ $55 / $65 late
  • Registration is OPEN NOW!
  • Race t-shirts- every participant registered by August 18th will receive a race shirt (not guaranteed after this date).  
  • Swim cap- every participant will receive a Y swim cap.         


  • Top 3 male and female finishers in each age group will be recognized
  • All finishers receive a medal


Event Director- Reece Parks,

Registration- Jenny Wilson,

Lakes Country Triathlon (Sunday, August 24th) - visit here to learn more!



Packet pick up begins at 1:30pm

Body marking and transition area open at 2:00pm

Race waves begin at 4:00pm

Awards begin after race completion around 6:00pm




The top (3) boys and girls in each age will be recognized


Ages 5-9: swim 25 yards, bike 2 miles, run 1 mile

Ages 10-14: swim 50 yards, bike 4 miles, run 2 miles

*Participants will be in shallow water and can touch bottom. There will also be lifeguards.



Course Map
route map
Event Safety
  • Volunteers will be stationed at corners and turn around points.
  • There will be 'road closures' to restrict/limit any vehicle traffic.
  • The swim leg will be in shallow water where racers can touch the bottom. If a racer would like to wear a pfd, it is permitted
  • Helmets are REQUIRED! ( one that has been approved by the US Consumer Product Safety Commission and is appropriate size and fit)
    • Must be mounted and secured prior to getting on the bike.
    • Must wear at all times on the bike and can be unfastened after dismount.
  • In the event of severe weather, all attempts will be made to delay the race; however, the the race director reserves the right to cancel the event to best ensure personal safety. No refunds will be made due to weather cancellations.
  • Personal music devices (in or out of ear) are not permitted at any point in the race.

Parking will be limited at Whipple Beach. Overflow parking will be located at the YMCA  Camp Vanasek sport field-a short walk southwest of Whipple Beach.