Sag Harbor’s Long Beach will play host to the annual BNB Hamptons Youth Triathlon on Saturday, July 13.
From 7 to 11 AM, children ages 10 to 17 will swim, bike, and race a course specifically designed with safety in mind.
The youth distance triathlon, presented by Bridgehampton National Bank, Hampton Jitney, and the law firm Farrell Fritz, will have participants swimming through clear, shallow waters, riding bikes on a mostly flat course with wide roads and designated bike lanes, before they run down and back on a closed path.
Registration for the event, which costs $50, opens at 6:30 AM, and racers should arrive no later than 7 AM for a 7:30 start time.
The youth distance event is raising money for i-Tri Girls, an East Hampton-based nonprofit that teaches middle schoolers to believe in themselves through training and completion of a yearly triathlon. The organization was created in 2010 by Hamptons native Theresa Roden, who was inspired by her own experience of realizing the benefits of visualization, nutrition, and the active lifestyle that the sport of triathlon gave her in her 30s.