To Do This Weekend: Family Triathlon in Fairmount Park

Who says family time can't be fitness time?

TriYouthalon, an organization aimed at curbing childhood obesity, is partnering up with the Philadelphia Department of Parks and Recreation for the fourth annual Fairmount Park Family Triathlon this weekend. This year, parents, grandparents and siblings can get in on the action.

Just slightly less ambitious than a Olympic-distance race (thank God), the triathlon allows racers to modify their distances based on age. Here’s what to expect:

• Swim! Participants will complete between one and three lengths in a 50 meter-long pool.

• Bike! Pedal one or two laps around the 2.5-mile race course winding past some of Fairmount Park’s famous landmarks, including the Japanese Gardens.

• Run! Hoof it between a quarter of a mile and one mile to the finish line.

Sound fun? Register here by tonight at midnight. If you can’t make it, TriYouthalon will also be hosting the Hunting Park Family Triathlon on August 3rd.

$35, 7 a.m. start time, July 20th, Memorial Hall, 4231 Avenue of the Republic, Philadelphia.

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