Saturday, August 9, 2014

Ramona Park   Portage, Michigan     map link to venue


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The Kids Get Active Triathlon features a unique venue with everything taking place within Ramona Park.


New for 2014


The swim course along the beach at Ramona Park on Long Lake is secure and monitored by certified lifeguards. This is a great place to bring the kids in advance of race day to get them acclimated to the site and the conditions. Swim caps will be provided for all athletes and must be worn.


Any style of bike is acceptable and well suited for the Kids Get Active Triathlon. Helmets are required.

The run course is mostly grass.

Safe Kids Kalamazoo County provides bicycle and other sports specific helmet programs throughout the year. For more information about riding safety, helmets, and sports safety for kids, click here.

Spirit Racing LLC’s Kids Get Active Triathlon is one of several multisport events offered for kids in the greater Kalamazoo area. Also offered this year is the Kids Tri 4 Hope at Bronson Athletic Club in May, a kids triathlon at the YMCA of Greater Kalamazoo, Portage Branch, and our 2nd annual Kids At Custer triathlon at Ft. Custer State Recreation Area in August, MI.  These are great events and all have their own unique venues and atmosphere. The YMCA event features a swim course in the Y pool and biking and running along the main road outside the Y. The Kids At Custer event features a point to point swim at Eagle Lake, all paved bike course, and combination of paved and path run course. More information and event site links are on the series links page.

The City of Portage has one of the most versatile recreation programs in West Michigan. With a great combination of lakefront parks, urban trailways, and nature preserves, Portage offers great opportunities to get out and do fun stuff.

For a complete rundown of programs, parks, and locations, please visit the city’s Parks and Recreation Department web site page here.

The 2nd Annual Kids at Custer Triathlon at Ft. Custer State Recreation Area in Augusta. Swim in beautiful Eagle Lake with the bike and run courses all within the park. This is on a Thursday evening, June 12.