Island Rec Center hosting TD Bank Kids Triathalon on Saturday

Area children will have the chance to participate in this weekend's TD Bank Kids Triathlon, held Saturday at the Island Recreation Center on Hilton Head Island.

The event, hosted by Go Tri Sports, includes participants ages 4 to 14 squaring off in the pool, on a bike, and on foot. The races are designed to promote exercise and healthy living. Racers ages 5 to 6 will swim 25 yards, bike a half mile and run one-third of a mile. Training wheels are acceptable for that age ground.

Participants ages 7 to 10 will swim 75 yards, bike 2 miles and run a mile, while competitors ages 11 to 14 will swim 125 yards, bike 3 miles and run 1.5 miles. All racers are required to wear bike helmets.

According to Go Tri Sports' Alfred Olivetti, space in each race is still available. Those interested in registering for the event may do so on Friday at Go Tri Sports, located at 31B New Orleans Road, Hilton Head, or on Saturday morning at the registration tent. The event begins at 9 a.m.

The layout of the race course will also force a few road closures. Parts of School Road, from in front of the recreation center to the corner of Wilborn Road, will be closed. Parts of Wilborn road will also be closed. Each road is expected to reopen around 10:30 a.m.