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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
SAT. FEB. 22
TRAINING CHALLENGE:
SWEAT CONTEST
Nighttime Glow Racing Option
Custom Beanies
Meet Husky Sled Dog Teams

LOCATION:
FISH LAKE REGIONAL PARK, MAPLE GROVE
SPRING
SUN. MAY 17
TRAINING CHALLENGE:
climb to base camp- 17,000 feet
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
SAT. AUG. 15
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
SUN. OCT. 25
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

 
Sun. Oct. 24, 2020
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WINTER FAMILY ADVENTURE RACE FOR AGES 7 & UP
Fish Lake Regional Park, Maple Grove
In Partnership with Three Rivers Park District
Kids - Give Winter a Piece of Your Awesome!
REGISTRATION - OPENS FALL 2019
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
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 boots or shoes with good traction.

Just like Alaska's famed Iditarod, only reverse At the Kidarod, the sled dogs watch the kids do the racing. Show winter who's boss by taking on the Kidarod course, and feel like a million bucks when earn your medal at the finish line.

New this Year
ALL six racing sessions are now open to adult family members who sign up to race with one or more kids (age 7-17). We'll also have hundreds of kids choosing to race the course either solo or side-by-side with a friend or sibling.

Kidarod Event Details:
  • 2-Mile winter landscape adventure footrace
  • Course designed for kids (7-17) and adults racing w/ one or more kids
  • 15 kid-friendly obstacles to make the race more epic
  • Meet real husky sled dogs teams
  • Custom medals, hats, prizes and refreshments

Expected time to Complete:
  • 20-30 Minutes (Runners)
  • 30-40 Minutes (Hikers)

Choose Your Start Session:
  • Daylight Racing
  • Session 1, 4 PM
  • Session 2, 4:30 PM
  • Session 3, 5 PM
  • Session 4, 5:30 PM

Night Glow Racing
  • Session 5, 6 PM
  • Session 6, 6:30 PM
(Headlamp provided at check-in)
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
SAVE NOW through Dec. 15 with Early-Bird Entry Fee:
1 Racer - $28
2 Racers - $25.20 each
3+ Racers - $22.40 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.
 
SUN. MAY 17, CLIMBING BEGINS AT NOON
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PRESENTING SPONSOR
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EXPERIENCE THE GLORY OF EVEREST WITHOUT LEAVING THE TWIN CITIES
REACH YOUR PERSONAL PEAK
Our spring climbing adventure 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.
REGISTRATION INCLUDES:
  • Custom swag, refreshments, entertainment
  • Track vertical feet - how high will you climb?
  • Recognition for reaching the summit
  • Basecamp and discovery zone activities
  • Includes Basecamp Training Challenge
REGISTRATION
OPENS SPRING 2020
PREPARING FOR THE EVENT
To help you get ready to succeed at ForEverest, you’ll receive a link to participate in a training challenge once you register. The training challenge includes a series of suggested activities to help you get moving and motivated for the adventure that awaits at ForEverest.
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COMING THIS SPRING
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FRI. AUG. 14, RACING BEGINS AT 7 PM
RACE SOLD OUT! Register for the Resilinator, Oct. 28 below
REGISTRATION IS NOW OPEN!
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THIS IS NO ORDINARY RACE
LED BY THE KID TRIATHLON EXPERTS
Our race is led by 7-time world champion triathlete, Tony Schiller, who is directing his 21st kids’ triathlon since 2004. With 14,000 kid racers to date, Tony and his team have brought more kids into triathlon than any other race organizers in America.
• Safest course
• Shallow swim
• Best Vollunteers
• Great medals and race shirts
• Swim in man made lake with no fish, no weeds
• Obstacles along the course add excitement/fun
• Entire bike course on closed trails within the park
• 6 DiamondBack bikes to be won by our kid racers
• Training challenge included
COURSE DISTANCES

SUPER
SPRINT

(perfect for first-timers)
100 yard swim
3 mile bike on paved path
Half mile run
Obstacles

MEGA
CHALLENGE

(for kids ready for more)
200 yard swim
6 mile bike on paved and grass trails
1 mile run
Obstacles
REGISTRATION IS OPEN!
FAMILY SPLASH & DASH OPEN TO PARENTS AND KIDS 5 & UP
SPLASH & DASH
Race Friday night on the same course as our famous triathlon, minus the bike portion. It's designed as the perfect introduction to triathlon and opens our race weekend to younger racers as well as adults racing with kids.

HOW IT WORKS
100 yard swim in shallow water (kids can touch down), then run to the transition zone to put on shirt and shoes, then do the 1 mile triathlon run course including obstacles. Upon crossing the finish line, all racers earn a beautiful medal.
Who should race the Splash & Dash?
• Kids ages 5 and 6 accompanied by a registered teen or adult racing partner
• Kids ages 7-17 may choose to race solo or with a sibling, friend or adult racing partner
• Registered adults may race with a child age 5-17

ENTRY FEE: 1 RACER - ONLY $15
2+ Racers - $13.50 each
(discounts auto-applied when you click the checkout button)

Note: To keep the Splash & Dash entry fee so low, TShirts will be available for purchase at the event, but are not included with your entry.
REGISTRATION
OPENS SPRING 2020
SAT. FEB. 22, RACING BEGINS AT 9 AM
RACE SOLD OUT! Register for the Resilinator, Oct. 28 below
REGISTRATION IS NOW OPEN!
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THIS IS NO ORDINARY RACE
LED BY THE KID TRIATHLON EXPERTS
Our race is led by 7-time world champion triathlete, Tony Schiller, who is directing his 21st kids’ triathlon since 2004. With 14,000 kid racers to date, Tony and his team have brought more kids into triathlon than any other race organizers in America.
• Safest course
• Shallow swim
• Best Vollunteers
• Great medals and race shirts
• Swim in man made lake with no fish, no weeds
• Obstacles along the course add excitement/fun
• Entire bike course on closed trails within the park
• 6 DiamondBack bikes to be won by our kid racers
• Training challenge included
COURSE DISTANCES

SUPER
SPRINT

(perfect for first-timers)
100 yard swim
3 mile bike on paved path
Half mile run
Obstacles

MEGA
CHALLENGE

(for kids ready for more)
200 yard swim
6 mile bike on paved and grass trails
1 mile run
Obstacles
REGISTRATION IS OPEN!
It’s the best thing we do!
Race in Minnesota’s biggest triathlon for kids. Designed for all abilities with great options for either the first time triathlon racer or experienced racers ready for more.
• Shallow swim
• Swim in man made pond with no fish, no weeds
• Obstacles along the course add excitement/fun
• Entire bike course on closed trails within the park

ENTRY FEE: 1 Racer - $39
2 Racers - $35.10 each
3+ Racers - $33.15 each
(discounts auto-applied when you click the checkout button)

Includes:
• Custom name bib
• Race shirt
• Finisher’s medals
• Summer training challenge
TRIATHLON COURSE DISTANCES

SUPER
SPRINT
(perfect for first timers)

100 yard swim
4.5 mile bike on paved trail
Half mile run
Obstacles

MEGA
CHALLENGE
(for kids ready for more)

200 yard swim
7.5 mile bike on paved trail
1 mile run
Obstacles
REGISTRATION
OPENS SPRING 2020
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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

 
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SUN. OCT. 25, RACING BEGINS AT 1 PM
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REGISTRATION OPENS SUMMER 2020
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?
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
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.

CYCLEHEATH IS A KID-POWERED INITIATIVE OF

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