Melvin Ford Aquatic Center
328 Martin Luther King Jr Parkway(NE S St)
Bentonville, AR 72712
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New! Athlete Information Guide
"Super Sprint" Division Returns for 2013
The Shark “Super” Sprint will take place on Saturday, July 20 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!
Health & Wellness Expo
A Health and Wellness Expo will take place on Friday, July 19th and Saturday July 20th during packet pick-up 4-7pm inside the Bentonville Parks and Recreation Downtown Activity Center. For information on having a booth, contact the race director.
Athlete Age: Athletes must participate in the age group corresponding to the athlete's age on 12/31/2013.
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.
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:
Enter the Northwest Arkansas Aquatics “Shark Tank” swim course if you dare (a.k.a. the