STRIVE is a friendly, energetic community of youth, ages 7 to 17, that come together to learn and participate in the sport of triathlon. There are a variety of activities and programs designed to promote healthy living and increase leadership skills. The sport of triathlon is the platform we use for teaching, training, and encouraging youth to STRIVE for success.
Our mission is to inspire and empower youth of all backgrounds and abilities to STRIVE for a healthier lifestyle, while instilling values, discipline, and confidence for personal and interpersonal growth. With this experience, we hope to establish the correlation for kids between endurance in sports and being disciplined and successful in other areas of life.
STRIVE Junior Triathlon Club is a 501c.3., Community Benefit Organization that relies upon charitable donations, corporate sponsorship, and grants to support and advance our Mission and Vision .
Youth are trained by a professional coaching staff that is committed to inspiring athletes to seek challenges and unlock their potential.
STRIVE Splash -N- Dash Race Format and Distances
The Strive 2 Tri Youth Splash -N- Dash is a safe and fun event that focuses on participation, and not necessarily competition, for all ability levels. This short course Aquathon consists of a swim in a 3-foot pool, followed by a run on a closed course trail. Ages 7-10 distances are: 100m swim and 1K run; ages 11-15 distances: 200m swim and 2K run; and ages 16-17: 300 swim and 3K run. All athletes receive an event shirt and a finisher medal.
STRIVE Little Ones Fun Run
Register onsite for a FREE Fun Run for those 6 years old and younger (50 yds). Fun Run starts at 7:30 a.m. Our little participants in the FUN RUN can sign up on race day and receive a finisher medal as well.
The Sport of Junior Triathlon
If you’re like most people, you know what a triathlon is, but probably never thought of it as a serious sport for youth. There are either adult triathlons, where you rarely see anyone under the age of 20, or kid triathlons where they splash in the water for a few yards (often running instead of swimming!), bike for a bit, then a quick dash for the finish line – no training or experience necessary.
While these kid triathlons are great as an introduction to the sport, there has never been a place to go in the entire Prince George’s County for the youth that wants something more…. until now!
A New and Growing Sport
Junior Triathlon is quite possibly the fastest growing youth sport in the country. Our national organization, USA Triathlon, is putting a great deal of effort and resources into the development of junior triathlon programs. They see the junior programs as the long term source for future Olympians. USAT is also actively pursuing the acceptance of triathlon as an NCAA sport, which should happen within the next few years. It really is exciting to be a pioneer in such an exciting new sport.