Kids Triathlon

A fun and challenging triathlon for your little ones to compete in! Open to children ages 5-14, kids will swim, bike, and run their way to the finish line. After crossing the finish line, enjoy activities inside the track, support and congratulate fellow racers, and attend the awards ceremony for the top winners of each age division.

The 2024 Kids Triathlon promotes a healthy and active lifestyle for children throughout the entire northern Indiana region featuring a 50-yard swim*, 1.3-mile bike ride, and 1/2 mile run. There will be one swimmer per lane, per wave and lifeguards will be on duty and in the water to ensure the safety of all participants. For ages 5-8, one guardian per swimmer is allowed on the pool deck.

The 2024 Kids Triathlon will be timed by T&H Timing Company.

Proceeds will benefit the South Bend Venues Parks & Arts Youth Scholarship Program.

*Age group 5 – 6 will be participating in a 25-yard swim.

Scholarships Available

Scholarships for the 2024 Kids Triathlon are available. Please visit for more information about South Bend Venues Parks & Arts Youth Scholarships.

Safety Information

Children of all ages and abilities are able to use flotation devices and training wheels in the 2024 Kids Triathlon. For safety, refrain from using inflatable life jackets and water wings. There will be coastguard-approved life jackets provided by South Bend Venues Parks & Arts.

For the biking portion of the triathlon, helmets will be required for all ages.


At the end of the running portion, each athlete will receive a medal after crossing the finish line. The top 6 athletes in each age group will receive a trophy.

Please note that early bird registration ($25/participant) will end May 31 at 11:59pm and the 2024 Kids Triathlon will cost $30/participant starting June 1.

Rain date is scheduled for July 21.