MMTT to Host 2018 Illinois High School Triathlon Championship

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The MMTT Youth Triathlon, supported by Northwestern Medicine, is honored to have been chosen by USA Triathlon as the event to host the 2018 High School Triathlon Championship for the state of Illinois.

High School students from all over Illinois are invited to participate in the Super Sprint Distance Triathlon on Sunday, May 27 in Geneva, IL.  Any athlete who attends a high school in the state of Illinois as of the date of this triathlon are welcome to participate in this Championship.

Hosting the Illinois State Championship made sense given the tremendous success the MMTT Youth Triathlon has had over the past 18 years introducing several thousands of youth to the sport of triathlon.  The championship event will include a 375 meter swim in the Northwestern Medicine Delnor Health and Fitness Center pool, followed by a 10K bike on neighborhood streets just north and west of the Fitness Center. The 2.5K run will take place on the trail around the Fitness Center property.

The USA Triathlon High School Program, officially formed in 2016, creates opportunities for high school-aged athletes of all abilities to participate in triathlon alongside their peers. The USA Triathlon High School National Championships are held in April each year and at the same venue as the USA Triathlon Collegiate Club National Championships. The 2018 National Championship took place in Tuscaloosa, Al several weeks ago and Illinois based Sammy’s Fox Valley Region Club won the overall male, female and combined team championships.

Registration

The price to enter this special Championship event is $50 and includes high school specific T-shirts and awards.  Athletes can find more information on the event at: http://www.mmtt3.org.

Registration can be done online at: https://signup.itsracetime.com/Race/Register/IL/Geneva/MMTTYouthTriathlon

Race packets can be picked up on Saturday, May 26th from 2–4 p.m. at the Northwestern Medicine Delnor Health & Fitness Center.  There will also be packet pick up available on race day from 5:45-6:30 a.m. Please have your athlete bring their high school ID to packet pick up. All athletes must be USA Triathlon members and can purchase the membership during registration.  USAT registration ($10 annual membership for youth under 18) will also be available at packet pickup if you have not registered your child yet.  If you have questions regarding this event, please contact the Race Director at [email protected]

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