7th Annual Kid’s TRY-athlon, Sunday, August 18, 2019
8:00 am at the Bedford Town Pool and High School



Please join us for the 7th Annual Kid’s TRY-athlon. The only event of it’s kind in the area, our race is designed for kids aged 4-15, regardless of their athletic ability. The race course design and event timing are provided by our friends at Millennium Running, and our post-race family festival is run by volunteers. This community event now attracts over 325 racers, along with hundreds of spectators and volunteers. All event proceeds support bereavement services offered at the Friends of Aine Center for Grieving Children & Families.

Event Day Details

For detailed information on race bag pick-up, bib numbers, event parking, schedule and course details, please visit our Race Day Information page.


All kids age 4-15 are invited to participate, regardless of their athletic ability. Kids must be able to swim the length of the pool without floatation devices. Training wheels are allowed on the bike course.

  • Ages 4 -10 swim 25 yards, bike 1 mile and run ½ mile
  • Ages 11 -15 swim 50 yards, bike 2 miles and run 1 mile

For a list of Frequently Asked questions about our event, please visit our FAQ Page.


Friends of Aine is a volunteer-led organization and we welcome your support! From face-painting to pancake flipping to course cheering, this fun event promises lots of smiles and a really cool t-shirt. Interested volunteers age 15 and older, please volunteer here.


Racers have the opportunity to gather pledges for racing. As part of the race registration, pledge-reg is offered where kids have the option to set up a fundraising page and solicit donations. We cannot think of a better way to support friend of Aine – kids helping kids!


A great way to promote your business or organization while supporting a great cause. This unique event attracts hundreds of kids, parents and volunteers. A variety of sponsorship opportunities are available – click here.

What Is The Kid’s TRY-athlon?

Aine loved to be outside doing things. In the winter time she was crazy for sledding and in summer she turned into a fish (when she wasn’t riding her bike or running around with her friends). The Kid’s TRY-athlon encompasses the 3 things Aine loved to do all summer: swim, bike and run! Our kid’s TRY-athlon is a race for all kids ages 4 to 15, no matter their athletic ability. It is an opportunity for kids to experience a race without the pressures of worrying if they can make the distances or not – we’ve designed it so that everyone is triumphant!

  • Ages 4 -10 swim 25 yards (no flotation devices allowed), bike 1 mile and run ½ mile
  • Ages 11 -15 swim 50 yards (no flotation devices allowed), bike 2 miles and run 1 mile

We think of this event as a tribute to Aine, as a fundraiser AND as an opportunity to get kids moving. We like to believe that the race is helping kids help themselves, while helping other kids. It’s a win-win!!

Friends of Aine

A Huge Thank You To Our 2019 Sponsors

We are truly grateful and could not hold this amazing event without your generosity and support. Thank You!