Thank you to all of our participants, volunteers and sponsors who made the 9 Annual Kid’s Try-athlon a HUGE success!
It was a wonderful day for everyone involved and we are so grateful for everyone who was a part of this event.
Click here to read more about the incredible 2021 Kid’s Try-athlon!

Event Details:


The Friend of Aine Kid’s Try-athlon 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. For detailed information on race bag pick-up, bib numbers, event parking, schedule and course details, please visit our Race Day Information page.

Ways to Support the Friends of Aine Kid’s Try-athlon

  • Ready to have some fun? Register in person by stopping by the Bedford Town Pool on Saturday 8/14 between 10:00am – 12:00pm or on the day of the event Sunday 8/15 at 6:30am at the registration table!
  • Would you like to volunteer at this year’s Try-athlon? Click here to register – we need your help to make this year a success!
  • Interested in becoming a sponsor for this event? Click here for more information.


What Is The Kid’s Try-athlon?

Aine loved to be outside doing things. In the wintertime 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!!

After completing the race, all participants and families are invited to our post-event festivities! In years past, kids could enjoy crafts, face painting, delicious eats and fun activities as a way to celebrate a job well done! We are still busy finalizing the details for 2021, but click here to visit our Facebook event for the latest and greatest information about all event details.

Kid’s Try-athlon Race Information

Whether this is your 1st Kid’s Try-athlon or your 9th, the following information will come in handy as you prepare for race day on Sunday, August 15. Also, be sure to set up your personalized fundraising page (found in your registration confirmation email) for your chance to win a $250 voucher toward a new bike, $100 running shoes from Millennium Running, or a $50 Amazon gift card! All proceeds support the programs and services at Friends of Aine so your effort will help kids, teens and families who have experienced the death of an important person in their lives. Thank you and good luck!


Friends of Aine

Thank You To Our Generous 2021 Sponsors


Interested in Becoming a 2021 Sponsor?

The Kid’s Try-athlon is a truly inspirational event and we are grateful for our amazing sponsors and their generosity. Please click here to download a printable version of our 2021 sponsorship packages.

If you would like to sign-up as a 2021 sponsor, please click here to register quickly and easily online. If you have questions or would like to learn more about this event, please click here to email us or call us at 603-669-1120. Thank you for your consideration!

Kids Try-athlon - Sponsorship Opportunities