BATH — The Bath Area Family YMCA is scheduled to host its sixth annual triathlon event on June 2.

The local triathlon has become a popular race for people of all ages to test their fitness levels in a competition that requires participants to complete swimming, biking and running races in succession.

The Bath Area YMCA’s triathlon, dubbed the “Y-Tri,” will consist of a 525-yard swim in the YMCA pool, followed by a 10-mile bicycle race along Bath roads and ending with a 5K (3.1 miles) run through the streets of Bath.

The Y-Tri is considered a “sprint distance” triathlon. By comparison, the most challenging level of triathlon, the Ironman, consists of a 2.4- mile swim, followed by a 112- mile bike race and ending with a 26-mile run.

In addition to the “Y-Tri” the Y will offer a duathlon (5K run, 10-mile bike), an aquabike (525-yard swim, 10- mile bike) a teen tri (125 yardswim, 2.75-mile bike, one-mile run) and a Team Relay (Y-tri distances.)

The Y-Tri is sanctioned by USA Triathlon, the national sanctioning authority for triathlon events. Registrations for the Y-Tri are now being accepted.

Participants may obtain a registration form from the Bath Area YMCA’s website at, or may register in person at the Bath YMCA, 303 Center Street, Bath. Individuals who are not 2008 USA Triathlon (USAT) members will need to purchase a one-day membership.

For more information, call the Bath YMCA at 443-4112.