Yes ,YOU can be a Triathlete and RKF of Rocketchix and Rocketkidz Foundation can help from young to old. All levels are welcome and are there with you every step of the way. What better way to set an example for your family in self-care, fitness and goal setting than to participate in an athletic event? RKF offers FREE training plans on the website and swim clinics in the race pool leading up to the event, including a practice swim at the last clinic. The Bicycle Shop provide FREE group training rides on Saturday mornings to help you get comfortable on your bike (any kind of bike). If you are lucky, you can catch Jen Ferruggia giving advice to regulars. The support you get along the way leading up to race day is INCREDIBLE (and yes I am speaking from experience as a non-swimmer, I learned how to swim in just one month thanks to the clinics offered. I can happily say “YES, I AM A TRIATHLETE!” Thank You Rocketchix!! )
- Rocketchix I Triathlon and Duathlon April 26th at LSU Natatorium, Baton Rouge.
- Rocketchix II Triathlon and Duathlon July 25th at LSU Natatorium, Baton Rouge.
Distances for the Triathlon: 350 meter pool swim / 12 mile bike / 2 mile run
Distances for the Duathlon: 2 mile run / 12 mile bike / 2 mile run
RKF believes there is an athlete in every woman, no matter how old or young, fit or not. Find your inner athlete and join for a great swim, bike and run on the beautiful LSU campus.
Even the kids with their floaties and training wheels can join in the fun at BREC’s Rocketkidz Rookies on June 6th at Liberty Lagoon Water Park. Ages 3-10 years old, they also have non- swimmer divisions and the race is designed for FUN with distances that are super short. The bike for the older kids is about a mile, the younger ones do less and the itty bitties do a tiny sidewalk scoot. Everyone gets timed and gets a medal. Let’s have the kids get out and try something different and have fun doing something fitness-y while getting the superstar athlete treatment. The smiles are priceless and inspiring to many.
For the older kids ages 6 -14 yrs wanting a taste of competitive fun there is the Rocketkidz LSU Triathlon on July 26th at LSU Natatorium. They must be able to swim unassisted in the LSU collegiate pool. Distances vary according to age and again everyone gets a medal. Let’s encourage the kids to set a fitness goal over the summer and try this out. There is no telling where it can lead them. I know that for me this journey has been life-changing, going from using effective diet tablets to TRIATHLETE!
The mission of RKF is to create and sustain active, fit and healthy children, families and communities through programming, advocacy and education. Find your inner athlete and register.
- For more information visit Rocketchix Triathlon Series on Facebook
- For more information visit Rocketkidz Foundation on Facebook
*Kids with special needs or circumstances can be accommodated*
Now for a GIVEAWAY! We are giving away a Rocketchix I Triathlon and Duathlon Registration for April 26th & ONE Registration for BREC’s Rocketkidz Rookies on June 6th! Stay tuned, another Run giveaway will be coming up in June!
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