This exhilarating event is offered to anyone ages 5–18 wishing to take part. While our largest group of participants is from the Goshen area, the 2017 Try-Athlon attracted approximately 300+ representing 24 different cities! With families, friends and spectators, this event draws more than 600 people to Shanklin Park on the day of the Triathlon. Our event is conducted much like a traditional triathlon; participants begin with the swimming competition, then move right along to the bike route and finish with the run portion of the race. All participants compete in all three portions of the race consecutively. Racers compete with those in their swimming status group, gender group and age group. This is a professionally chip-timed race.
While some of the participants are competitive in nature, our emphasis is primarily on the accomplishment of finishing the race. All racers receive a participation medal upon crossing the finish line as an award for their achievement, and the top three finishers of each girls and boys age divisions are awarded a trophy. Parents are invited to participate with their children during the run portion of the race to show their support and to be actively involved in their children’s steps toward healthy lifestyles.