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Melvin Ford Aquatic Center
328 Martin Luther King Jr Parkway(NE S St)
Bentonville, AR 72712

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 Now Available:  Athlete Information Guide
Online registration is available until 2:00pm, Friday, July 11.
You may also register in-person Friday, July 11, 4-7pm
at packet pick-up, Phat Tire Bike Shop, 125 W Central Ave, Bentonville, AR.

Note:  There is currently road construction on part of the bike course that affects the Junior course.  If the construction is completed prior to race day, we will use the current bike courses.  If the construction is not completed, an alternate route has been devised but may be shorter than the published distance.  A determination will be made prior to packet pick up Friday evening.
"Super Sprint" Division Returns for 2014
The Shark “Super” Sprint will take place on Saturday, July 11 at the General Mills Kids and Family Triathlon in Bentonville, AR.  Distances will be 200 yard pool swim, 6.2 mile bike on closed streets and a 1.2 mile paved path run.  This is a non-competitive division open to novice athletes age 16 and over that want to give it a “tri” in the triathlon world.  Minimal training is required.  A great bridge to competing in the Shark Sprint Triathlon. 
Registration now open!

Athlete Age:  Athletes must participate in the age group corresponding to the athlete's age on 12/31/2014.
Cancellation Policy: 
In the event that the triathlon must be canceled due to weather, we are sorry to announce that refunds will not be granted.  Registration packets including t-shirts may be picked up at the designated packet pick-up times, but will not be mailed.

Run Course

The  Run Course will find out just how fast you really are. The course is mostly flat, asphalt, park trails. From transition, all runners will head north along tree lined park trails to their designated turnaround point. Pre-Juniors will run out and back ¼ mile. Juniors will do a 1K (0.6 mile) out and back and Seniors and Parents will race a 2K (1.2 mile) out and back. Volunteers will be on hand to man the aid station at the turnarounds and course volunteers will be there to cheer every athlete on to the finish.

The  Phat Tire Bike Course will be a flat, fast course on closed streets around Memorial Park. All participants will exit transition onto S Street. Pre-Juniors will do a ½ mile out-and-back course on S Street. Juniors will compete on a 5K (3.1-mile), 2-loop course on S and John DeShields and Seniors and Parents will race a 4-loop, 10K (6.2-miles) course on S and John DeShields.

 Phat Tire Wrench Support Schedule:
Fri @ Packet Pick-up
Sat @ Memorial Park 
5am-transition area close
Sun @ Horseshoe Bend
5am-transition area close

Our Mission:
“Helping people raise the quality of life by meeting local cyclists’ needs and promoting a relaxing and healthy activity that anyone in the community can enjoy.”


Enter the Northwest Arkansas Aquatics “Shark Tank” swim course if you dare (a.k.a. the Melvin Ford Aquatic Center). This beautiful 50 meter outdoor pool will once again host the swim portion of the event. Pre-Juniors (5 – 6 year olds) swim 25 yards, Junior Youth (7 – 10 year olds) swim 100 yards and Senior Youth (11 – 15 year olds) swim 200 yards in serpentine fashion.  Parents competing in the family division will swim the same 200 yard course as the Senior youth. Plenty of lifeguards and volunteers will be on hand to keep things safe and the sharks at bay.