Those looking to “try a tri”… Wills Park in Alpharetta will be bursting with activity on Sunday, May 22, 2022, during the Dawson Pediatric Peach Kids Triathlon. Previously hosted at Windward Lake Club, the sanctioned USA Triathlon event will now be hosted in a new location, Wills Park.
Children ranging from 6 years old to 14 years old will be competing in the triathlon and attempting to earn their spot on the podium. Age brackets are separated by Juniors, 6 to 8 years old, Intermediates, 9 to 11 years old, and Seniors, 12 to 14 years old. Each age group has age-appropriate divisions for the completion of the race. For example, the Juniors will have a 50-yard swim while the Seniors will swim 200-yards.
The race will begin at Wills Park Pool for the swim portion of the race, followed by biking and finishing with the run through the trails at Wills Park. James Rainey of Georgia Multisports Productions said, “We love hosting this event in Alpharetta and are happy to bring it to the new location at Wills Park. This is a great course, and we are thankful for the work the City of Alpharetta does to help facilitate the event and keep the athletes safe.”
Beyond the expected 250 to 300 participants of the triathlon, family members and friends will be in Alpharetta to root for their competitor! “We look forward to welcoming the athletes and their cheering squads to Alpharetta,” says Janet Rodgers, President and CEO of the Alpharetta Convention and Visitors Bureau. “Although we know they must stay focused on the competition, we hope the participants enjoy their time experiencing Alpharetta before, during and after the race!”
For the participating athletes and anyone still interested in registering to compete, you can sign up, book your stay, and plan your dining, shopping and entertainment for the weekend at www.awesomealpharetta.com.