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Junior triathlon planned at West Gwinnett Park

The Atlanta Kids Triathlon will host races for local youngsters Aug. 24 and 25 at the West Gwinnett Park and Aquatic Center in Norcross.

The event is open to children ages 6 to 15, with two age divisions of competition, 6-10 and 11-15. The juniors will complete a 100-yard swim, a three-mile bike ride and a 1/2 mile run. The seniors will race 200 yards in the pool, six miles on the bike and one mile on the run. Cost is $35 per competitor and the racing begins at 8 a.m.

More than 800 kids competed in last year’s inaugural race in Gwinnett and organizers expect more than 1,400 this year. The event also features a pep rally, expo and other kids activities.

Registration is still open at www.atlantakidstriathlon.org. Call 904-448-2114 for more details.