All photos courtesy of MARK BOWEN STUDIO
OK…THIS is cool —
If you’re unfamiliar with the QUAD, it’s a four-sport event stretched out over the year.
The adult QUAD: 100-yard swim meet (fourth lengths of the pool) on April 11; 12-mile bike rid on July 10; 5-mile run on Sept. 11; 5-mile ski (or 2-mile snowshoe for “fitness” participatns) on Jan. 9, 2011.
The QUAD Cubs: 25-yard swim (one length of the pool) on April 11; 1/2-mile bike on July 10; 1/2-mile run on Sept. 11; 1/2-mile ski on Jan. 9, 2011.
The QUAD Lions: 50-yard swim (two lengths of the pool) on April 11; 1-mile bike on July 10; 1-mile run on Sept. 11; 1-mile ski on Jan. 9, 2011.
The kid’s levels are non-competitive, but all participants will get Quad Kids t-shirt and a medal for completing the event. And, those who complete all four events will get a Quad Champion Shirt.
Cost is $15 for QUAD kids for all four events or $10 per event.
Kid’s events will be held on the day of the regularly scheduled QUAD events, but later in the day (or swim session) to allow parents to participate.
According to the adult QUAD application, the YMCA will even be providing free baby-sitting during the QUAD events (yay!).
NOTE that parents or guardians who sign kids up to participate in the “Lions” or “Cubs” races must be present at their child’s event and you may be asked to volunteer (guard an intersection, hand out water, etc.), if necessary.
You can download a full QUAD Kids application here.
You can download a full ADULT QUAD application here.
You can learn more about the QUAD here.