The Therapy & Learning Center’s 3rd Annual I CAN TRI triathlon is a fun event for any child ages 5-16 that would like to try a beginner triathlon consisting of swimming, biking and running/walking. We invite children of ALL abilities to participate as we can adapt each category to fit each child's specific needs. I CAN TRI triathlon also is a special event encouraging and supporting a group of kids who may not typically get the opportunity to participate in a physical competition, as children with special needs and disabilities compete in the same race alongside of their peers. Three levels of the race will occur, the APEX, ABLE, & ADULT races. The APEX distances are a bit longer whereas the ABLE is a shorter race geared toward children who may need a “buddy” or an assist during one or more elements of the race. If you need more detailed information on these levels please see our website ator click on the link “View Website” to the right.
If a child with special needs participating in I CAN TRI cannot complete in one of the three elements, like swimming, then adaptations will be made for them. TLC will provide a safe, fun way for all children ages 5-16 to try their best at a triathlon. After the race, there will be fun activities for everyone to enjoy and continuing celebrating! Each participant that registers on or before October 12th will be guaranteed a free race shirt, backpack and sports water bottle. The Therapy & Learning Center hosts the I CAN TRI each year because they believe that every child has abilities that deserve to be celebrated! Even though each individual may go about things differently, we believe if we all try, we all can succeed. The I CAN TRI welcomes the community to come out and cheer on these incredible tri-athletes as they charge to the finish line on their own 2 feet, their own 2 hands, or in a wheelchair…it is sure to add some inspiration to your day on Saturday, October 27th @ 9:00am!