Annual Hy-Vee Pinky Swear Kids Triathlon
Ages and Distances
Blue Age Group (11 to 18)
Swim – 200 yds*
Bike – 6 miles*
Run – 1 mile*
Orange Age Group (6 to 10)
Swim – 100 yds*
Bike – 3 miles*
Run - .5 miles*
*All distances approximate and subject to change
Date and Location
Online registration is closed
Saturday is the big day! We are looking forward to seeing you all at the Hy-Vee Pinky Swear Kids Triathlon at Lake Nokomis in Minneapolis. Safety is our top concern and we are keeping close tabs on the weather for race day. The race will go on rain or shine, but we may have to cancel due to lighting and that call will be made Saturday morning. Be sure to keep an eye on our Facebook page and Twitter account for the most up-to-date information and note that there will not be a makeup race if we need to cancel.
Walk-up on August 3 from 4-7 pm at Lake Nokomis
$60 / Additional participant $55
*Packet pickup will be available on Friday, August 3 at Lake Nokomis from 4-7 pm. There will be a Race Director briefing at 6:15 pm on the stage near the registration area. This is a great opportunity for first-timers to learn about the day.
Pinky Swear Foundation will host the Annual Hy-Vee® Pinky Swear Kids Triathlon to fundraise for kids with cancer and their families in Summer 2018.
Swim. Bike. Run. to help kids with cancer. Our non-timed and non-competitive races for kids ages 6-18 of all abilities are followed by a family festival full of fun and food! Join us as an athlete, a volunteer, or corporate sponsor to support the Pinky Swear mission to help kids with cancer and their families.
Hy-Vee® Pinky Swear Kids Triathlon participants swim, bike and run in the spirit of a child who is battling cancer.
Everyone has the opportunity to help raise funds to support families and help Pinky Swear Foundation pay mortgages, rent, provide groceries, make car payments, and provide unique experiences that help make daily life for these families a little easier.
What is a Pinky Swear All-Star?
Kids with cancer demonstrate courage, patience and resilience every day. We call them All-Stars!
Your Pinky Swear All-Star
After registering online, participants will receive a fundraising kit in the mail with All-Star trading cards. The All-Star on the trading card included in your fundraising kit will become the inspiration for your race. One of the most meaningful parts of your day and your participation in the Hy-Vee Pinky Swear Kids Triathlon is the moment we write the name of the All-Star on the back of your leg before the race at body marking.
When you register and fundraise for Pinky Swear, you can earn prizes!
The more you raise, the higher value prize you can earn. Challenge yourself to raise at least $250 by December 31 and you will have a choice of branded Pinky Swear swag and cool gear. You can also win the very special Pinky Swear Keeper Award for recruiting the most fundraisers to your team, along with an invitation for your whole team to the celebration party.
See the schedule of events and download our Frequently Asked Questions.
Friday, August 3
4:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. - Packet Pick-up and Registration Open at Lake Nokomis
6:15 p.m. - Race Director Course Preview (not mandatory but very informative especially for first-timers!)
Saturday, August 4
6:30 a.m. - Packet Pick-up and Transition Area Open
6:30 a.m. - Race Village (Expo) Open
8:20 a.m. - Transition Area Closed (Transition remains closed until the last participant has crossed the finish line)
8:30 a.m. - All-Star and Participant Procession and Opening Ceremony
9:00 a.m. - Blue age group start (age 18 to 11, oldest to youngest)
9:45 a.m.* - Orange age group start (age 10 to 6, oldest to youngest) *approximate start time
11:00 a.m.* - Final remarks *approximate time
11:15 a.m.* - Transition Area Open *approximate time