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CYCLEHEATH IS A KID-POWERED INITIATIVE OF

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CYCLEHEATH IS A KID-POWERED INITIATIVE OF

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KIDS ARE LEADING US TO A NEW CYCLE OF HEALTH

KIDS ARE LEADING US TO A NEW CYCLE OF HEALTH

CYCLEHEATH IS A KID-POWERED INITIATIVE OF
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CYCLEHEALTH IS POWERED BY
THE YMCA OF THE GREATER TWIN CITIES

EMPOWERING YEAR-ROUND WELLNESS

We offer a unique wellness challenge in each season leading up to four world class adventure events, hosted by our site partner, THREE RIVERS PARK DISTRICT.
winter
Feb. 20-21
TRAINING CHALLENGE:
SWEAT CONTEST
Nighttime Glow Racing Option
Custom Beanies
Meet Husky Sled Dog Teams

LOCATION:
FISH LAKE REGIONAL PARK, MAPLE GROVE
SPRING
June 22-23
TRAINING CHALLENGE:
7Summits
The glory of Mt. Everest right here in the Twin Cities. A family event for all fitness levels and ages 7 & up. Track your vertical feet. How high will you climb?

LOCATION:
HYLAND HILLS SKI AREA, BLOOMINGTON
summer
Aug. 27-28
TRAINING CHALLENGE:
SUMMER ADVENTURE TRACKER
Minnesota’s Biggest Kids’ Tri
Swim+Bike+Run+Obstacles
Friday Night Family Splash & Dash

LOCATION:
ELM CREEK PARK RESERVE, MAPLE GROVE
Fall
Oct. 23-24
TRAINING CHALLENGE:
GET GRITTY CHALLENGE
A kid + kid (ages 7-17) or kid +
adult buddy race to discover
your toughness & grit

LOCATION:
HYLAND LAKE PARK RESERVE, BLOOMINGTON
COMING SOON: TEAM CYCLEHEALTH!
Team CycleHealth is a new way for kids to be engaged year-round in creating a new cycle of health. Stay tuned!
NEW fall event to come!
We’re also working on an Adventure day in FALL to celebrate those kids who complete all three challenges and races.
SPRING: SUN. MAY. 21
REGISTRATION IS NOW OPEN!
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BRYANT LAKE REGIONAL PARK, Eden Prairie
In Partnership with Three Rivers Park District
What is a Resilinator?
It’s a kid who knows how to roll with the punches in life. A kid who keeps functioning when adversity strikes. A kid who faces setbacks and refuses to quit.
What’s the Resilinator?
Set on Minnesota's finest disc golf course, the Resilinator is a buddy race designed to test your physical strength, mental toughness, and teamwork. Three Rivers Park District is again our host partner for this first-of-its-kind adventure race with obstacles and challenges you'll conquer buddy pairs racing together.

Each pair must include at least one kid between the age of 7 and 17, plus a kid or adult buddy between the age 7 to 107. Adult buddies must have a moderate fitness level, as this race is designed to be challenging.

Buddy Combination Ideas:
– Two Friends
– Two Siblings
– Kid/Parent
– Kid/Mentor
– Kid/Grandparent
– Kid/Coach

Once you've chosen your racing buddy, make sure he or she registers for the event and chooses the same time slot you selected so you can start together.

REGISTRATION IS OPEN!
READY TO SIGN UP?
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BOB POWERS ON RESILIENCE

Resilinator challenge
Our Resilinator challenge is broken into 18 parts that build on one another. Do at least one a day, and take as much time as you need to complete the challenge thoughtfully.

Use your Resilinator scorecard to record your answers (included on last page). Make it your goal to complete all 18 challenges and turn in your scorecard at the Resilinator for prizes.

Click below to download the Resilinator Challenge!

RESILINATOR CHALLENGE FORM

 
TWO DAYS OF RACING - MODIFIED FOR SAFETY

SAT. FEB. 20 & SUN. FEB. 21
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WINTER FAMILY ADVENTURE RACE FOR AGES 5 & UP
Fish Lake Regional Park, Maple Grove
In Partnership with Three Rivers Park District
Kids - Give Winter a Piece of Your Awesome!
REGISTRATION OPEN NOW!
Enter by Dec. 15 to receive a personalized gift pack by mail!
Enter by Dec. 15 to receive
a personalized gift pack by mail!
A WINTER ADVENTURE RACE FOR ALL KIDS AGES 7-17
Like all of our events, the Kidarod has now been modified for Covid-19 to allow for kids and families to be able to safely enjoy outdoor adventure together. The Kidarod combines climbing, pulling, sliding, running, and obstacles into an unforgettable 2-mile winter adventure. No special equipment needed. Just layers for winter weather and shoes with good traction (or boots if snow is deep).

The Kidarod is inspired by Alaska's famous dog sled race, except with kids doing the work and huskies watching for fun.

Iditarod History: When diphtheria gripped the village of Nome during the brutal winter of 1925, there was only one hope to save the townspeople. It was to have teams of huskies and their mushers relay the life-saving serum from Anchorage hundreds of miles to Nome. The nation held its breath waiting for progress reports of the slow and nearly impossible trek across the dark and dangerous tundra. But thanks to Togo, a lead dog who pulled the serum 260 miles over 3 days, and Balto the dog who led his team on the final pull into Nome, the town was saved.

Reenacting the original "Race of Mercy": We refer to our startline at the Kidarod as "Anchorage" where you'll collect your vile of symbolic serum you'll protect and carry along the 2-mile winter adventure course to the finish line at "Nome".

Kidarod Event Details:

  • WHO CAN RACE: Open to ages 5+ (ages 5-8 strongly recommended to race with grown-up)
  • All participants (including grown-ups) must be registered!
  • Daylight racing on both days
  • Saturday glow racing begins at 6 PM (headlamps provided)
  • Choose your start session (enter early, slots fill fast)
  • 15 kid-friendly obstacles to make the race more epic
  • Meet real husky sled dogs
  • Custom Kidarod hats and medals

Expected time to Complete:
20-30 Minutes (Runners)
30-40 Minutes (Hikers)
Sat. Feb. 25, 2017
Fish Lake Regional Park, Maple Grove
Course Options:
Kidarod Classic - Perfect for first-time racers with obstacles on a 1-mile course with that focuses on fun and finishing.
Kidarod X - Designed for kids who want more. Our 2-mile course is designed to add tundra and expedition for an X-Sized challenge.
NEW for 2018: Family Hour Racing
The 4 PM hour is for families who want to race together. It's the only chance for adults to experience the Kidarod with their kids. The other hours are kid-only.
Afternoon Racing - Starts at 2 PM
Nighttime Glow Racing - Starts at 6 PM
Registration Opens Early November
REGISTRATION FEES
1 RACER - $33
2 RACERS - $29.70 EACH
3+ RACERS - $28.05 EACH

(2+ RACER DISCOUNT APPLIED AT CHECKOUT)
TRAINING CHALLENGE INCLUDED WITH REGISTRATION
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NEW TO THE KIDAROD OR WANT TO INVITE FAMILY AND FRIENDS?
PRINT OUT OUR CURRENT CHALLENGE FORM HERE!
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Kidarod Race Report 2017
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SEE THE 2016 KIDAROD
Twin Cities Pediatricians Agree:
The Sweat 2,017 Contest is Good Medicine
In addition to prescribing our event, pediatricians love when kids complete our sweat contest. Besides getting stronger, it helps make winter fly by and is the perfect way to get ready for the Kidarod. Click link to get the Sweat 2,017 form and start charting your progress, then turn your form in at the Kidarod for a chance to win great prizes in our contest.
 
ForEverest is on!
NEW multi-day format -- choose your family's 'Climb Time' -- will create spacing between participants so that everyone can have a safe, adventurous trip to the Summit!
JUNE 22-23
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PRESENTING SPONSOR
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EXPERIENCE THE GLORY OF EVEREST WITHOUT LEAVING THE TWIN CITIES
REACH YOUR PERSONAL PEAK
ForEverest is a chance for you to get a taste of what it's like to climb Mt. Everest, the world's highest mountain. ForEverest is open to all fitness levels for ages 7 & up. You'll experience some of the same thrills as climbing the world-famous mountain—without having to leave the Twin Cities. No previous climbing experience or equipment needed.

A special course at Hyland Hills Ski Area will have you hiking and participating in wellbeing experiences on your journey toward the summit. Plus, be prepared to conquer special Everest-like elements featured throughout your hike. You can choose to tackle the summit alone, or invite a team along to share the glory.
READY TO GIVE IT YOUR ALL?
Participating in ForEverest will get you:

· Engaging on-your-own experiences, plus a challenging yet rewarding hiking experience
· A scenic photo opp at the summit, which is one of the tallest points in the Twin Cities
· A custom medal when you reach the summit
· Bragging rights that you faced ForEverest!
REGISTRATION
OPENS SPRING 2020
ENTRY FEES:

1 Climber - $24 (Y member - $21)
2 Climber - 10% discount for both
3-7 Climbers - 20% discount for all
8+ Climbers: 25% discount for all

Discounts automatically applied at checkout.
PREPARING FOR FOREVEREST
7SUMMITS
Virtual Training Challenge
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COMING THIS SPRING
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THE TRIATHLON EXPERIENCE YOU LOVE, MODIFIED FOR 2020
— NEW MULTI-DAY FORMAT — OPEN TO WHOLE FAMILY —
CHOOSE YOUR FAMILY’S DAY & START SESSION — EACH WITH LIMITED PARTICIPATION
SO EVERYONE CAN HAVE A SAFE TRIATHLON ADVENTURE
AUG. 27-28
HOW THE TRIATHLON WILL BE RE-IMAGINED AS A FAMILY ADVENTURE:
Each participant will receive a passport with instructions. To earn your finisher’s medal, you’ll need to get your passport
stamped after completing each event - Bike, Run, & Swim. The 3 stamps will reveal the code to unlock your medal.
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8-MILE BIKE EXPERIENCE

SCENIC FAMILY BIKE ADVENTURE ON PAVED TRAILS

We’ve turned our mega challenge bike course into a ride
filled with 8 activity stops to make the ride more fun and
memorable. There will be physical activities, challenges to
solve, scenic moments and photo ops along the way.
Complete them all to earn your passport stamp with clue #1
toward unlocking your finisher’s medal.

Bike Course Rules:
• All kids ages 5-11 must ride with an older sibling or adult
(either needs to be registered)
• Kids 12 and older may ride solo, w/ friends or an adult
• NO TRAINING WHEELS - Trail-a-bikes allowed

After finishing and getting your stamp, put your bikes away
and proceed to the start line for your run.
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100 YD SWIM

SWIM EXPERIENCE

The expert teachers from FOSS SWIM SCHOOL will give kids (ages 5 & up)
personalized swim tips. After that, all registered family members are invited to race our swim course across Elm Creek’s swimming pond.

Then get your passport for the
3rd and final clue to unlock your finisher’s medal.

• 3-1/2 foot max depth
• All kids get swim caps
• Stay and play in pond
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1-MILE RUN

MILE RUN FOR GLORY

We’ll have a perfect mile cross country course marked out for you - off road and in nature.

Choose your own pace:
You can walk it, jog it, run it or take the challenge to race it for time using your own watch.

At the finish get your
passport stamped for clue #2 toward unlocking your finisher’s medal.
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8-MILE BIKE EXPERIENCE

SCENIC FAMILY BIKE ADVENTURE ON PAVED TRAILS

We’ve turned our mega challenge bike course into a ride
filled with 8 activity stops to make the ride more fun and
memorable. There will be physical activities, challenges to
solve, scenic moments and photo ops along the way.
Complete them all to earn your passport stamp with clue #1
toward unlocking your finisher’s medal.

Bike Course Rules:
• All kids ages 5-11 must ride with an older sibling or adult
(either needs to be registered)
• Kids 12 and older may ride solo, w/ friends or an adult
• NO TRAINING WHEELS - Trail-a-bikes allowed

After finishing and getting your stamp, put your bikes away
and proceed to the start line for your run.
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1-MILE RUN

MILE RUN FOR GLORY

We’ll have a perfect mile cross country course marked out for you - off road and in nature.

Choose your own pace:
You can walk it, jog it, run it or take the challenge to race it for time using your own watch.

At the finish get your
passport stamped for clue #2 toward unlocking your finisher’s medal.
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100 YD SWIM

SWIM EXPERIENCE

The expert teachers from FOSS SWIM SCHOOL will give kids (ages 5 & up)
personalized swim tips. After that, all registered family members are invited to race our swim course across Elm Creek’s swimming pond.

Then get your passport for the
3rd and final clue to unlock your finisher’s medal.

• 3-1/2 foot max depth
• All kids get swim caps
• Stay and play in pond
NOTE: For safety reasons, kids 11 and under need to complete the bike portion with a registered adult. After the ride, adult participants may choose to race with or cheer on your kid racers as they do the run and swim portions (either way, you also get a medal and the race shirt).
the MAIN EVENT
FAMILY BIKE ADVENTURE - You’ll start with an 8-mile, scenic nature ride on paved trails through beautiful Elm Creek Park Reserve. You’ll get a map with special sites to locate in order to complete your self-guided tour.

- Age: 5 & Up. Kids 12 and under must ride with a registered adult participant
- Trail-a-bikes are approved - No training wheels allowed
- Bike checks by pro mechanics from ERIK’s BIKE
- The Three Rivers Park District free bike fleet will be on-site for those needing a bike for your ride
- After completing ride, re-secure your bikes at your vehicle and proceed to complete our triathlon bonus events
ENTRY FEES:
1 Participant - $29
2 or 3 Participants (Save 10%) - $26.10 each
4+ RACERS (Save 20%) - $23.20 each

(Discounts auto-applied when you click the checkout button)

Includes map, training challenge, events, swag, finisher’s medal,
BreakAway race shirt
BONUS Swim/Run After Your Bike Adventure
SWIM EXPERIENCE - The expert teachers from FOSS SWIM SCHOOL will be set up to give kids (ages 5 & up) 1-on-1
personalized swim analysis. After that, all registered family
members are invited to race our triathlon swim course across
the Elm Creek swimming pond (3 foot average water depth).

MILE RUN FOR GLORY - complete your trifecta experience
by walking, jogging or (if you’re so inclined) by racing for time
on our special course marked off for a perfect mile.

SWAG + MEDAL FOR FINISHING ALL 3 EVENTS
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TRY THE TRI!
MAKE YOUR RACE COUNT FOR KIDS IN NEED
The BreakAway Kids Tri is the one time each year we ask kids to play it forward by fundraising to help with two needs:

Fund a week-long adventure camp for kids with cancer or blood disorders and their siblings
Fund our scholarship & support program so we never have to say no to kids who want to participate in our programs & events.

All kids/siblings who raise $300 will be recognized at the race on our stage, receive a custom award, and be eligible for prize drawings.
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BREAKAWAY KIDS TRI 2019

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BAKT BIKE COURSE PREVIEW

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INVITATION TO TRY THE TRI

 
NEW MULTI-DAY FORMAT -- CHOOSE YOUR START TIME -- WILL CREATE SPACING BETWEEN BUDDY PAIRS SO EVERYONE CAN HAVE A SAFE, RESILIENCE-BUILDING EXPERIENCE!
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OCT. 23-24
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REGISTRATION NOW OPEN!
What is a Resilinator?
It’s a kid who knows how to roll with the punches in life. A kid who keeps functioning when adversity strikes. A kid who faces setbacks and refuses to quit.
What’s the Resilinator?
It's a great chance for you and your kids to celebrate the resilience you've built this year during COVID-19. We've modified for this year to create physical spacing between buddy pairs, and to create a nearly touch-free experience.

The Resilinator is a buddy race designed to test your physical strength, mental toughness, and teamwork. Three Rivers Park District is again our host partner for this first-of-its-kind adventure race with obstacles and challenges you'll conquer buddy pairs racing together.

Each pair must include at least one kid between the age of 7 and 17, plus a kid or adult buddy between the age 7 to 107. Adult buddies must have a moderate fitness level, as this race is designed to be challenging.

Buddies will be connected by each holding a tether that they can keep or discard after finishing the course. All the obstacles will be modified for COVID-19 safety guidelines. Volunteers will be present, but keep a physical distance.
Buddy Combination Ideas:
  • Two Friends
  • Two Siblings
  • Kid/Parent
  • Kid/Mentor
  • Kid/Grandparent
  • Kid/Coach
Resilinator Event Details:
  • 2.5 Mile Course on Nature Trail
  • 18 Kid-Friendly Obstacles
  • 1 Buddy Pairs Starts at a Time
  • Expected Time to Complete:
  • 30-40 Minutes (Runners/Joggers)
  • 40-60 Minutes (Walkers)
Once you've chosen your racing buddy, make sure he or she registers for the event and chooses the same time slot you selected so you can start together.
REGISTRATION IS OPEN!

ENTRY FEES
  • 1 RACER - $33
  • 2 RACERS - $29.70 EACH
  • 3+ RACERS - $28.05 EACH
(2+ racer savings applied at checkout)
REGISTRATION
OPENS SUMMER 2020
PRINT TRAINING CHALLENGE SCORECARD
Resilinator training challenge videos
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WEEK 1 CHALLENGE

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WEEK 2 CHALLENGE

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WEEK 3 CHALLENGE

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WEEK 4 CHALLENGE

PRINT TRAINING CHALLENGE SCORECARD
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BOB POWERS ON RESILIENCE

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WATCH EVENT PREVIEW

Resilinator challenge
Our Resilinator challenge is broken into 18 parts that build on one another. Do at least one a day, and take as much time as you need to complete the challenge thoughtfully.

Use your Resilinator scorecard to record your answers (included on last page). Make it your goal to complete all 18 challenges and turn in your scorecard at the Resilinator for prizes.

Click below to download the Resilinator Challenge!
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TRULY UNBELIEVABLE! MY SON ENTERED THIS EVENT BY HIMSELF, COMPLETED IT BY HIMSELF AND WALKED AWAY PROUDER OF HIMSELF THAN ANYTHING HE’S EVER DONE. WE’LL BE THERE FOR THE KIDAROD AND NEXT YEAR’S TRI!

MARK, DAD OF CYCLEHEALTH RACER OWEN

 
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CycleHealth
6420 Flying Cloud Dr., Suite 102, 
Eden Prairie, MN 55344
CycleHealth is an Initiative of the YMCA of the Greater Twin Cities
Our EIN # is 45-2563299
Copyright © 2018 CycleHealth™ All Rights Reserved.

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