Tender Touch Therapy and the Kenosha YMCA continue their partnership to present the 2021 TRI MY BEST TRIATHLON-KENOSHA. The 7th year of this annual race will take place at the Kenosha YMCA, 7101 53rd St., on Sunday, August 1st and will feature approximately 125 athletes of varying abilities, ranging from ages 5 and up. The swim, bike, run/walk/roll event is inclusive of all children and young adults with developmental disabilities including autism, cerebral palsy, and muscular dystrophy. However, athletes of all abilities are welcome to compete in this spectacular event. Many participants will use flotation devices, walkers, power wheelchairs and adapted bikes. Each athlete will be paired with volunteer buddies to ensure safety and provide support for them as they victoriously make their way to the finish line.
Prior to the event, there will be four training camps for athletes to refine their skills offered by Tender Touch Therapy at the Kenosha YMCA. These training camps offer athletes and volunteers the opportunity to prepare for the big day! Many of the athletes train all year for this event and are excited to return to the full format of the race for 2021 after a reduced format was offered for 2020.
The dedicated Tender Touch Therapy and Kenosha YMCA staff collaborate year-round to ensure the success of the event. Linda Niemela of Tender Touch said, “The Tri My Best Triathlon could not happen without the support of the community and we are always seeking volunteers to help the athletes with each leg of the race and to cheer them on. Sponsorships are also sought in order to support the growth of this wonderful, heartwarming race.” The community continues to rally around this remarkable event. Most notably, ULINE has stepped up, again, to be the 2021 presenting sponsor and provides many volunteers for event day.
“We are looking forward to this wonderful Triathlon that brings so much joy to the kids and their families” said Cindy Altergott, Executive Director of the Kenosha YMCA.
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