The Race4Chase Kid’s Triathlon program is a youth triathlon program that provides kids aged 6 to 12 with a safe, healthy non-competitive environment to discover the sport of triathlon. It brings together kids from different backgrounds and educates them on how to adopt a healthy lifestyle, coaches them to develop a foundation of athletic skills, and inspires them to aim high in sports and in life.
USA Kids Tri and Race4Chase are partnering to bring triathlon to new athletes across the country as well as grow the Race for Chase Program in Honor of Chase Kowalski. Visit the Race4Chase website to learn more about Chase and the story behind Race4Chase.
Designed as a six-week goal-oriented summer program, the program provides kids with expert instruction in swimming, cycling, running, strength training and flexibility, and nutrition under the supportive guidance of coaches, lifeguards and instructors. Implementing a training program designed specifically for each site, coaches provide youth athletes with the equipment, knowledge, and one-on-one support necessary to become triathletes. At the culmination of the training camp, all the youth athletes come together to compete in a USAT-sanctioned triathlon race.
The program is FREE to all participants. Bicycles are provided by the program for training purposes, and any participant that does not own a bicycle can take one home with them.
CMAK and USA Triathlon Foundation provide financial grants to Race4Chase sites that provide a safe, professional, youth development program with facilities personnel to support swim, bike and run training. Below you will find the list of Race4Chase Sites:
- Branford: Soundview Family YMCA
- Brokfield: Western Ct Regional YMCA
- Cheshire: Cheshire Community YMCA
- Granby: Farmington Valley YMCA
- Middletown: Northern Middlesex YMCA
- Milford: Woodruff Family YMCA
- Mystic: Ocean Community YMCA- Niak Family YMCA
- Naugatuck: Naugatuck YMCA
- Newtown: Newtown Community Center
- Southington: Southington Community YMCA
- Stratford: Stratford YMCA
- Trumbull: Lakewood Trumbull YMCA
- Wallingford: Wallingford YMCA
- Waterbury: Greater Waterbury YMCA
- Westbrook: Valley Shore YMCA
- Westport-Weston: Westport-Weston YMCA
- Wilton-Norwalk: Riverbrook Regional YMCA
South Carolina Race4Chase Kids Triathlon Program Finale
July 22, 2023
CSD Community YMCA; Clover, South Carolina
As the culmination of the 2023 Race4Chase Kids Triathlon Program in South Carolina, CMAK helps stage a USAT sanctioned youth triathlon for program participants. Volunteers needed. Please check with CSD Community YMCA for more details.
Connecticut Race4Chase Kids Triathlon Program Finale
August 5, 2023
YMCA Camp Sloper; Southington, Connecticut
As the culmination of the 2023 Race4Chase Kids Triathlon Program in Connecticut, CMAK helps stage a USAT sanctioned youth triathlon for program participants. Volunteers needed. Please check with RunSignUp.com for more details.
Rhode Island and Massachussets Race4Chase Kids Triathlon Program Finale
August 13, 2023
Fort Adams; Newport, Rhode Island
As the culmination of the 2023 Race4Chase Kids Triathlon Program in Rhode Island and Massachusetts, CMAK helps stage a USAT sanctioned youth triathlon for program participants. Volunteers needed.
New York Race4Chase Kids Triathlon Program Finale
August 19, 2023
Camp Kenan; Barker, New York
As the culmination of the 2023 Race4Chase Kids Triathlon Program in Buffalo, New York, CMAK helps stage a USAT sanctioned youth triathlon for program participants. Volunteers needed.