The Dream Team had more than a dozen kids and parents from Athens and Atlanta participate in the Calloway Gardens Sprint Triathlon on June 16. For most of these kids (and some parents) it was their first experience with a non-youth race of a longer distance. The sprint triathlon featured a 400 yard open water point-to-point swim, a 9-mile bike on a mostly closed course and a 2-mile flat run.
Amy and Ellie Gayer took home age group awards and Allison Waltman took home an award for the youngest female participant. All of our triathletes had a great experience and plan to return next year.
The Calloway Gardens Sprint Triathlon is an excellent venue for parents and kids wishing to experience a low key longer distance race. The location and time of year are perfect for a weekend getaway for the family and is less than 3 hours from Athens.