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Race for Chase Triathlon Training Program

The CMAK Foundation has collaborated with the YMCA to sponsor the Race4Chase Kid’s Triathlon in memoriam of Chase Kowalski, the students, and educators of the Sandy Hook tragedy. This six week summer program aims to keep Chase’s energetic spirit alive by inspiring athleticism within children, ages 6 to 12, and providing them with a safe, healthy, non-competitive environment to develop a new love for the sport of triathlon. All athletes are instructed in swimming, biking, and running, and are also taught the fundamentals of good nutrition and flexibility. At the end of program, all of the athletes in each community compete in a short-course USAT-sanctioned youth triathlon race.

This will be an application process, you are not guaranteed a spot. Those chosen will be notified from May 1-May 5, 2018. If you are selected you must be willing to participate in the training and the race.

*All sites will hold a parent meeting on May 17, 2018.

Check out this video to see what it is all about: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=f1y5PucfcO8

Ages: 6 – 12

Training Dates: June 11 – July 28, 2018

Training Times, Days and Location:
Boys and Girls Ages 6-12 9:00 am -12:00 pm, Monday-Friday June 11-July 28, 2018-Fort Mill YMCA
Boys and Girls Ages 6-12 9:00 am-12:00 pm, Monday-Friday June 11-July 28, 2018- Rock Hill Aquatic Center
Boys and Girls Ages 6-12 9:00 am-12:00 pm, Monday-Friday June 11-July 28, 2018-York | Carolina Crossing
Boys and Girls Ages 6-12 9:00 am-12:00 pm, Monday-Friday June 11-July 28, 2018-Charlotte Avenue
Boys and Girls Ages 6-12 9:00 am-12:00 pm, Monday-Friday June 11-July 28, 2018-Clover Community
*No training the week of July 4, 2018.

Training Sites:

Charlotte Avenue YMCA
402 Charlotte Avenue
Rock Hill, SC 29730

Chester County YMCA
157 Columbia Street
Clover, SC 29706

CSD Community YMCA
5485 Charlotte Highway
Clover, SC 29710

Fort Mill YMCA
857 Promenade Walk
Fort Mill, SC 29708

YMCA Aquatics Center
325 Rawlinson Road
Rock Hill, SC 29732

Race Day:
Saturday, July 28, 2018, 7:00 am – 12:00 pm

Race Location:
CSD Community YMCA