Noncompetitive family triathlon planned

The Tucson Jewish Community Center and Tucson Medical Center will host their second annual family triathlon on Sunday, April 17, starting at 8 a.m.

The noncompetitive triathlon is designed for children and their adult mentors or families to enjoy together.  Parents or other adult mentors can register to swim, bike and run with their youth.

Mentors are encouraged to help youth choose the appropriate distance for their age and ability from the following options:

• Younger children, who must be accompanied by their mentor (recommended ages 3-6): 25 yard swim/.5 mile bike/.25 mile run.

• School-age children (recommended ages 5-12): 50 yard swim/3 mile bike/.5 mile run.

• Older children, teens or adults (recommended over age 12) super sprint: 200 yard serpentine swim/5 mile bike/1 mile run.

The run and swim legs of the race and the .5 mile bike ride will be on the Tucson J campus; the bike rides for the longer distances will be on the Loop. All adults who wish to bike or run in the event must register.

All participants will receive a swim cap, event T-shirt and medal of participation. Families and friends are encouraged to cheer on the participants. The event will include music and refreshments.

Prices range from $25 to $75 for individual, mentor or family registration. April 10 is the last day to register online at tucsonjcc.org. Proceeds will benefit the Shyann Kindness Project.

The J is also seeking volunteers to help with the event. For more information, call 299-3000.