Want to tire out your teenager for the day and give them a challenge that they will never forget for the rest of their life? Then the Hamptons Youth Triathlon is the ultimate way to do it!
The Hamptons Youth Triathlon, to benefit i-tri, an organization that supports young girls to build their self-esteem through athletics and community events, will be held on Saturday, July 15, from 7 a.m. to 10 a.m. at Foster Memorial Beach / Long Beach in Sag Harbor. The absolutely beautiful setting at Long Beach brings racers from all over every year, as well as creates a spirit of excitement throughout all of the Sag Harbor area during the race.
During last year’s event, over 100 kids registered and ran the event, with the winners bringing in some impressive times. But this event isn’t about that; everybody who participates has a smile on their face from ear to ear, the entire race.
Participants will swim 300 yards, bike 6 miles, and finish off the event with a run of 1.5 miles. The open water swim is in calm water, the bicycle route is mostly along flat roads, and the run is also flat road. It’s a wonderful event for a wonderful cause.
It’s important to understand exactly what i-tri does; the more I learn about it, the more I think to myself, what a wonderful thing! When your daughter gets involved with i-tri, they meet after school once a week on Saturdays with other girls in the group from the end of February through June.
Studies have shown boys and girls in elementary school have the same level of confidence, but once kids get to high school, there is a noticeable decrease in the confidence of girls while boys stay the same; i-tri is there to help girls keep that confidence.
i-tri is a goal-based, comprehensive empowerment program designed for Middle School girls. Students are invited to join through participating schools on the East End of Long Island, from Mastic to Montauk.
The event is open to all kids ages 10 to 17 and costs $45 with advance registration and $50 on the day of.
For more information, please visit itrigirls.org