About the 8th Annual Youth Triathlon:


Our 8th Annual Triathlon will be held on Sunday, September 7th, 2014, in the Briar Chapel neighborhood in Chapel Hill, N.C.

The Swim for Smiles Youth Triathlon is open to kids ages 5-23. There are two courses: one being a longer distance course, and the other a shorter distance course. And for the 2014 race, we have added a Sprint distance!

We also allow a limited number of relay teams to compete. These teams can be made up of kids of any and all ages.

It’s not unusual for our triathlon to draw at least 500 kids — sometimes more! The 2011 event drew over 800 participants making it the largest kid’s triathlon in the USA! The 2014 race will serve as a catalyst to drive more youth into the sport of triathlon than any other event in the sport’s history and we hope to make it the largest race in our organization’s history!

Course options are:

Short course:

    • 100-meter swim
    • 2.5 mile bike
    • 1k (.6 mile) run

Long Course:

    • 300-meter swim
    • 5 mile bike
    • 3k (1.8 mile) run

Sprint Distance:

    • 400-meter swim
    • 10 mile bike
    • 5K (3.2 mile) run


And, every finisher recieves a medal and the top three finishers of each age group will receive prizes.

The 7th Annual Swim for Smiles Youth Triathlon was held September 8, 2013. You can see over 3000 photos of our 2013 event on our Facebook Page here: https://www.facebook.com/swimforsmiles

Click Here to Register
Click here to download the USAT Waiver for the 2014 race.

Click here to download the certificate of insurance