More than 250 children ages 6 through 12 competed in the 3rd annual Race 4 Chase triathlon at Camp Sloper on August 1. The race is sponsored by the CMAK Foundation in honor of Chase Kowalski, 6, who was killed in the 2012 shootings at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Conn. 19 Southington residents participated in the six-week summer program.

This summer, Riverbrook Regional YMCA is excited to be taking part in Race4Chase Youth Triathlon program.

Race4Chase is named for Chase Kowalski, an amazing little boy from Newtown, who loved to run, swim and bike. Race4Chase strives to empower kids to reach their full potential and to promote healthy, fun, community activities for local youth..

Registration is for children ages 6-12 years old wishing to participate in the Race4Chase Triathlon Program. This program provides youth with a fun, skill building, life-changing experience by introducing them to the sport of triathlon.

This free program runs for six weeks beginning Monday, June 27 and ending Saturday, August 6. Program times are 8:30 a.m.-12 p.m. daily, Monday – Friday. Training will take place at Silvermine Elementary School (the same location that Norwalk YMCA Camp Sunrise takes place). Daily field trips will take place to the Wilton Family YMCA branch and other locations for training. An extended care option at Norwalk YMCA Camp Sunrise is available to parents who need full day coverage for childcare.

Race day is the culmination of the program for the eight YMCA Race4Chase programs at YMCA Camp Sloper in Southington on Saturday, August 6. All participants will compete in a Youth Triathlon on this day.

Registration is for children ages 6-12. Applications can be picked up at the Wilton Family YMCA branch or found online.  There is still time to register but the deadline of April 29 is fast approaching.

Please contact Mary Ann Genuario with any questions via email or by calling 203.762.8384, ext. 282.