The 2017 Pharmasave Okanagan Falls Junior Triathlon + Upcoming Okanagan Kid’s Race Events

by Josée

The Pharmasave Okanagan Falls Junior Triathlon (a Kids of Steel event) recently had its sixth event and as expected it was awesome! Registration opened on April 1st and all spots were filled by the afternoon of the same day, which is crazy fast.

This junior triathlon is FREE and a great opportunity for kids aged 3 to 13 to be introduced to the fun of a triathlon. As with all triathlons, this junior triathlon has tree events: a swim (a run through shallow water), a bike and a run. There are five age divisions and the course is adjusted for each age group. Each child is a winner, receiving a finisher’s medal and a little treat at the end (chocolate milk and a cookie).

My kids were so excited to participate in this event once again, making it the third year they’ve participated. I just love how family friendly and positive this whole event is. My favourite part is watching the littlest participants race, it’s cuteness overload. A big THANK YOU to all the organizations, individuals and volunteers who worked so hard to make this great event happen!

No-Shows!! This year there were thirty no-shows which meant that thirty children on the waitlist were not given the opportunity to participation in the event. This is a big bummer and the organizers of the event may need to start charging for the event if this continues. So please, if you sign up your child do come, it’s a great event!  Registration for next year’s Pharmasave Okanagan Falls Junior Triathlon is on April 1st, 2018 at 3:00 am. Mark it on your calendar!

Upcoming Kid’s Triathlons, Triathlon Camps and Race Events

If you missed the Pharmasave Okanagan Falls Junior Triathlon don’t despair. There are still some really fun upcoming kid’s triathlons, kid’s triathlon camps and other kid’s race events in the Okanagan Valley in the months to come.

The SunRype TRi KiDS Triathlon Series has a kid’s event on Sunday, July 16, 2017 at the H20 Adventure and Fitness Centre, Kelowna, BC. Register Here!

The Tripower Triathlon Club has several kid’s triathlon camps in July, August and September, along with a Fun in the Sun Kid’s Tri event on Saturday, July 22, 2017 in Summerland, BC.

The Penticton 2017 ITU Multisport World Championships Festival has a Kid’s Event on Saturday, August 28, 2017 in Penticton, BC. Register Here!

The Freakn’ Farmer Adventure Obstacle Race has the Kubota Freak’n Little Farmer 1.5K and 3K events for kids on Saturday, September 23, 2017 near Oliver, BC . My kids love this eventRegister Here!

The Baldy Mountain Marathon has a Kid’s Run on October 1, 2017 in Oliver, BC.

The BMO Okanagan Marathon has the ABC Kids Run/Walk on Saturday, October 7, 2017 in Kelowna, BC. Register Here!

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