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About The Grand Rapids Youth Duathlon

What is the Youth Duathlon?

The Grand Rapids Youth Duathlon, presented by Cascade Pediatrics, is a bike-run event consisting of a paved trail bike followed by a field run.

Our event began in 2012 and has been held every year since. It has been a “Spalsh and Dash” as well as a kids triathlon all the while being part of the larger Grand Rapids Triathlon, which is Michigan’s largest independent triathlon. This year we decided to change things up and take advantage of our great new venue for the triathlon event at Ada Park. A youth duathlon is a perfect event to get kids moving and introduced to multisport!

Where and When?

The June 8, 2024 event will be held at Ada Park located at 1116 Buttrick Ave SE in Ada, MI. Race time is 1pm – 2:30pm.

Can my child participate?

Absolutely! If they are in between the ages of 6-11, your child is eligible to take part in this fun and exciting duathlon!

Distances & Ages

We have 3 age groups that compete at different distances.





.75 mile (1 loop)

.25 mile (1 loop)


1.5 mile (2 loops)

.50 mile (2 loops)


2.25 miles (3 loops)

.75 mile (3 loops)

Course Map

All Participants Receive:

  • Grand Rapids Youth Duathlon T-Shirt
  • Finisher Medal