Paul, master swimmer, posing at the edge of the pool image of a boy on a bike with his father riding alongside image of three children running in a race with father trailing behind

Kids of all abilities competing side by side and together!

All Ability Tri4Youth

Presented by FACT Oregon and
Tualatin Hills Parks & Recreation District

Saturday, August 12, 2017
10:00 am – 2:00 pm

Youth ages 8 to 21*  |  100 individual athletes & 50 relay teams
50 yard swim  |  2 mile bike ride  |  .5 mile run

Howard M. Terpenning Recreation Complex at Tualatin Hills Parks & Recreation District
15707 SW Walker Rd. Beaverton, OR  97006

“If you have a body, you are an athlete.”

– Bill Bowerman, Nike co-founder

Kids move, they sweat, they compete. Everyone relishes that moment when they cross the finish line, and know they did their best.

FACT Oregon and Tualatin Hills Park and Recreation District are excited to announce an all ability triathlon to provide youth experiencing a disability, their siblings, and peers an opportunity to participate in a triathlon, as well as meet community partners that support families experiencing disability.

Celebrate your athlete as they swim, bike, and run on a fully accessible course, or serve as captain on a relay team with friends. Participants receive a Tri4Youth t-shirt and medal, and everyone’s invited to enjoy a great after-party with music and food.

*A little younger? A little older and interested? Let’s talk!

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The All Ability Tri4Youth is a fun, safe, accessible event with an emphasis on inclusion and community building. From a triathlon course that has been successfully tested by youth to fully accessible facilities, great music, food, and lots to celebrate, participants will create lifelong memories on this special day.

Our Athletes:

As Nike co-founder Bill Bowerman said, “If you have a body, you are an athlete.” The All Ability Tri4Youth is NOT just an event for youth experiencing disability! It is an inclusive triathlon for youth of ALL abilities. This first-ever inclusive triathlon encourages and welcomes kids of all abilities to “tri” together.

Individual Athlete Read more

In our inaugural year, registration will be open to up to 100 individual competitors who must be youth between the ages 8 to 21 years of age and of all abilities. Individual athletes, including those who experience disability and their peers, family, and friends, complete the swim, bike, and run course independently. Adapted equipment and additional support at transition available.

Individual Athlete Event Summary Read more

  • Child with or without a disability
  • Athlete completes the swim, bike, AND run
  • Child competes in the course without assistance, but can have an adult on hand for transitions or mobility adjustments

Relay Team Read more

 Youth experiencing disability may also choose to participate as a part of a relay team. The person experiencing disability will serve as the captain of their relay team. Up to 50 teams can register, with up to three individuals per team. Teammates support one another in completing the swim, bike, and run on these inclusive teams. Adult chaperones and course marshals can be present for transitions or mobility adjustments. The team participates in all three of the triathlon events, and all team members will be youth between the ages 8 to 21 years of age. Adapted equipment and additional support at transition available.

During the swim, we envision some team competitors will use kickboards, other flotation devices, or be pulled in rafts by teammates. For the bike ride, some participants may have different types of bike trailers and adapted bicycles, including hand cycles, tricycles, and tandems. For the run portion of the triathlon, we anticipate that some competitors will utilize adapted strollers, wheelchairs, and walkers as needed.

Relay Team Event Summary: Read more

  • Captain must experience disability
  • Teammates support one another in completing the swim, bike, and run
  • Teammates needed (1-2)
  • Team completes the course without assistance, but can have an adult on hand for transitions or mobility adjustments

Come “tri” with us!

Tualatin Hills Parks and Recs logoFormed in 1955, Tualatin Hills Park and Recreation District is the largest special park district in Oregon, spanning 50 square miles and serving about 240,000 residents in the greater Beaverton area. The district provides year-round recreational opportunities for people of all ages and abilities. Offerings include thousands of widely diverse classes, 95 park sites with active recreational amenities, nearly 70 miles of trails, eight swim centers, six recreation centers, and about 1,500 acres of natural areas. For more information, visit or call 503-645-6433.

The All Ability Tri4Youth is modeled after a very successful Lehigh Valley, Pennsylvania triathlon. Learn more about its success and watch an overview of the event here: