About The Grand Rapids Kids Triathlon

What is the Kid’s Triathlon?

The Grand Rapids Kids Triathlon, presented by Cascade Pediatrics, is a multisport event consisting of a pool swim, a bike and a run. The June 13th, 2020 event is held at the Forest Hills Park Association located at 847 Greenbrier Drive, SE in Grand Rapids.

Our event began in 2012 and has been held every year since. The kids triathlon is part of the larger Grand Rapids Triathlon, which is Michigan’s largest independent triathlon.

Can my child participate?

Absolutely! If they are in between the ages of 6-15, your child is eligible to take part in this fun and exciting triathlon!

Distances & Ages

We have 2 age groups that compete at different distances.




Ages 6-10

50 yards

1.25 miles

1 kilometer

Ages 11-15


2.5 miles

2 kilometer

Course Maps

Grand Rapids Kids Triathlon – Swim, Bike, Run course (PDF)

Grand Rapids Kids Triathlon – Zoomed in map (PDF)

All Participants Receive:

  • Grand Rapids Kids Triathlon T-Shirt
  • Finisher Medal (NEW for 2020!)
  • Grand Rapids Tri Swim Cap