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We are sorry to inform you that the race has been postponed until 2016. We look forward to seeing you next year!

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SharkFest Kids & Family Triathlon

Melvin Ford Aquatic Center in Bentonville, AR

Race Postponed :(

We are sorry to inform you that the race has been postponed until 2016. We look forward to seeing you next year!

Join us for the 2016 Sharkfest Kids & Family Triathlon benefitting Northwest Arkansas Aquatics!

This safe, fun event will take place in at the Melvin Ford Aquatic Center in the heart of Bentonville, Arkansas, and will include courses for kids 5 to 15 years old.

"This was the best youth event we've ever attended! The course, the volunteers...everything was perfect! My kids loved it!"

Back again this year will be a Family Division Moms and Dads...get off the sidelines and race the same course as the kids. Who will be crowned the Triathlon Family of the Year?

SharkFest is also pleased to offer a Super Sprint. Distances will be 200 yard pool swim, 6.2 mile bike on closed streets and a 1.2 mile paved path run. This is a non-competitive division open to novice athletes age 16 and over that want to give it a “tri” in the triathlon world. Minimal training is required. A great bridge to competing in the Sharkfest Triathlon.


Age group is based on age as of 12/31/15 (example: if turning 13 on October 30, 2015 must race as a 13 year old)
  • Pre Junior = ages 5-6
  • Junior = ages 7-10
  • Senior = ages 11-15
  • Super Sprint = ages 16 and up (this category is more for those you have never participated in a triathlon before)
  • Family division – Must be a parent registering with a child (parent and child need to register together as that’s how fees are structured

USA Triathlon 2015 Supplemental Rules

USA Triathlon has made several rules changes for competitive kids races. A complete listing of the 2015 supplemental rules can be found at http://www.usatriathlon.org/about-multisport/rulebook.aspx#supplemental
If you have any of these items we cannot allow you to race. https://www.register-wizard.com/register/?ID=1363

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