2014 Kentuckiana Kids Try
USAT Mideast Youth Grant Recipient

Tri for a Change

USA Triathlon wants to grow the sport in your area, and we need your help! The organization is looking for individuals or groups to host a bike drive on our behalf for our Tri For Change Program. The Tri For Change program is an eight-week program created three years ago to help underserved kids learn about and participate in the sport of triathlon.  Along with learning about triathlon, the program provides life-changing benefits such as engaging participants in a healthy lifestyle and fostering a greater sense of confidence.

Tri For Change is a free program for kids ages 7-15 who wouldn’t normally have the opportunity to participate in their very first triathlon. In an effort to ensure that all participants develop the skills needed, gear is essential. Hosting a bike drive is a great way to engage your community in recycling while making a very real impact on the lives of potential young triathletes in the Ohio area. Below is more information on the Tri For Change Program, as well as a guide on how to host a bike drive. If you are interested in helping USA Triathlon with this effort, please contact Kara Thompson at or 719-955-2834.

TFC Bike Drive Guide

TFC Brochure

2016 Youth Grant Program

Our Youth Development Program aims to provide grant monies to USA Triathlon sanctioned events, organizations and certified youth coaches in the Mideast Region who engage and support youth multisport development. Last year, we had 20 organizations apply, and we awarded grants ranging from $300 – $1000.

We offer both our traditional youth grants as well as grants that support a youth skills camp. More details outlining program goals and the specifics of the grant can be found within the introduction of the online application below.

Online Application: 2016 Mideast Region Youth Grant Application
Deadline: The deadline for 2016 youth grants has passed.  Please check back next year!

Let us know if you have any questions.  Thank you for your support of USA Triathlon and youth multisport development.


Michael Wendorf
Youth Development Coordinator
USA Triathlon Mideast Council


2016 Youth Splash and Dash Series (Mideast Region only) Splash Dash 2016

2016 USA Triathlon Splash & Dash Youth Aquathlon Series
June 4: B.R. Ryall YMCA Splash and Dash, Glen Ellyn, Ill.
June 11: Grand Rapids Triathlon, Grand Rapids, Mich.
June 12: Epic Kids Splash and Dash, Pinckney, Mich.
June 22: Quarry Ridge Triathlon Splash and Dash, Sylvania, Ohio
June 25: Daniel Boone Splash and Dash, Central Kentucky, Berea, Ky.
July 20: MMTT Splash and Dash, Geneva, Ill.