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Road Closures Planned for Reston Kids’ Triathlon on Sunday

 

Several Reston roads will be closed Sunday morning as kids and attendees take to the streets to participate in the eighth annual Reston Kids’ Triathlon, which is co-sponsored by Reston Association and YMCA Fairfax County Reston.

RA provided the following information via a statement:

Ridge Heights Road will be shut down between Terraset Elementary School and Turtle Pond Drive from approximately 7:15 to 10 a.m. and Seahawk Drive will be closed from about 7:30 to 8:30 a.m. There will be a coned-off bike lane on Ridge Heights Road, South Lakes Drive and Soapstone Drive – all on the inside lane of the triangle formed by those roads.There will be no parking along the south side (Langston Hughes Middle School side) of Ridge Heights Road beginning at midnight extending from Soapstone to South Lakes. The above map shows the bike course on those three roads.

Photo via RA

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This Weekend: Eighth Annual Reston Kids Triathlon Returns

The eighth annual Reston Kids’ Triathlon will be held this Sunday at Ridge Heights Pool. 

Children between the age of 6 and 14 can compete in a mix of swimming, biking and running races. Participants between the age of 6 and 8 will take part in a 50-meter swim, a 1.1-mile bike ride and a 0.6-mile run. Children between the age of 9 and 11 will race in a 100-meter swim, a two-mile bike ride, and a one-mile run, while children between the age of 12 and 14 will go head to head in a 150-meter swim, a four-mile bike ride and a 1.4-mile run.

The event, which is sponsored by Reston Association and the YMCA-Fairfax County, will begin at 8 a.m.

Registration closes at 5 p.m. today. Participants must also be registered as youth members of the USA Triathlon. The registration cost if $45 for all participants.

Attendees are encouraged to park in the lot at South Lakes High School. Parking on Ridge Heights Road will be limited.

Photo by Sean Bahrami/RA

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Friday Morning Notes

The jobs forecast — Unemployment remains below three percent in Fairfax County. [Fairfax County Government]

Thoroughly Modern Millie — Dive into the height of the jazz age in New York City with “Thoroughly Modern Millie,” Reston Community Players’ next play. The performance, based on the 1967 award-winning film, will run from April 20 through May 12 at Reston Community Center’s CenterStage. [Reston Community Center]

Pet sitting galore — Pooch Pros officially celebrating its grand opening yesterday. The business offers pet sitting services in the local area, including in Reston. [Dulles Regional Chamber of Commerce]

No kidding — Registration for the 8th annual Reston Kids Triathlon is now open. The event is set for August 5 at 8 a.m.. [Reston Kids Triathlon]

Photo by Gail Crockett

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Reston Kids’ Triathlon: Results and Videos

LIVE at the Reston Kids' Tri with the 9-11 year olds.

Posted by Reston Association on Sunday, August 6, 2017

LIVE at the Reston Kids' Tri!

Posted by Reston Association on Sunday, August 6, 2017

We're LIVE at the 7th annual Reston Kids' Tri!

Posted by Reston Association on Sunday, August 6, 2017

About 250 kids between the ages of 6 and 14 took part in the seventh annual Reston Kids’ Triathlon on Sunday at Ridge Heights Pool.

Kids ages 6-8, 81 in total, swam 50 meters, biked 1.1 miles and ran 7/10th of a mile. The top time among boys was 12:57; the winner in the girls’ division completed the course in 14:55.

The largest group of kids, 104, were in the divisions for ages 9-11. They swam 100 meters, biked 2 miles and ran 1 mile. The boys’ winner completed the course in 18:49, while the top-finishing girl did it in 20:57.

Sixty-four kids ages 12-14 swam 150 meters, biked 4 miles and ran 1.4 miles. The top-finishing boy completed the course in 26:30, and the winning girl did it in 32:07.

The event was put on by the YMCA Fairfax County-Reston, Reston Association, Reston Community Center and Fairfax County.

Full results from Sunday’s event are available at its website.

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What’s Going On Around Reston This Weekend?

Children ages 6 to 14 will be participating in the annual Reston Kids Triathlon this weekend.

The triathlon is scheduled for 8 a.m. Sunday at Ridge Heights Pool (11400 Ridge Heights Road). Participants will be broken into three age groups to tackle the course: Ages 6-8 will swim 50 meters, bike 1.1 miles and run 7/10th of a mile; ages 9-11 will swim 100 meters, bike 2 miles and run 1 mile; and ages 12-14 will swim 150 meters, bike 4 miles and run 1.4 miles.

Those who are not participating in the event should still be aware of it, as traffic on some roads in the area may be affected between about 7:15 a.m. and 10 a.m. Sunday. 7:15-10 a.m. Those roads include Ridge Heights Road, South Lakes Drive, Soapstone Drive and Seahawk Drive.

There’s plenty of other fun around Reston on this summer weekend. Take a look at some of your options below.

(Editor’s Note: This is just a limited list of all the events taking place in the Reston area this weekend. If you have an event you would like to ensure is listed on the website, be sure to submit it to our Events Calendar.)

  • The Fairfax County 4-H Fair and Carnival continues this weekend at Frying Pan Farm Park (2709 West Ox Road, Herndon), from 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. today and Saturday, and from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Sunday. Admission is free. Parking is free today, and it will be $8 per car Saturday and Sunday.
  • This weekend, the “Summerbration” series rolls on at Reston Station. Tonight from 7-9 p.m., Alfredo Mohica & Friends will perform. Saturday night from 8:30-10:30 p.m., there will be a free screening of “Moana.” The Summerbration events outside the Wiehle-Reston East Metro station will continue through the end of August. (Note: To receive free parking for these events, parking tickets need to be validated by personnel on the plaza. Find the sign that reads “Parking Validation Here.”)
  • Saturday night, Reston Town Center will continue its summer concert series with Incendio, a Spanish flamenco and Latin fusion group, from 7:30-10 p.m. at the pavilion (11900 Market St.). Parking at RTC is free on the weekends.
  • The Reston Farmers Market will take place from 8 a.m. to noon Saturday at Lake Anne Village Center.
  • Lake Anne is also hosting Sunday Yoga on the Plaza each week, at 9:30 a.m.
  • Radcliffe Bailey: The Great Dismal Swamp” remains on display at Greater Reston Arts Center (12001 Market St.) through Aug. 18.
  • Reston Community Center’s August exhibit, “The Heart of Art,” is on display at the Jo Ann Rose Gallery (1609 Washington Plaza N.) through Aug. 21. The opening reception will be Sunday from 2-4 p.m.
  • Many restaurants and bars in Reston will have live music this weekend. These include: Vinifera Wine Bar and Bistro (11750 Sunrise Valley Drive) from 7-10 p.m every Friday and Saturday night; Crafthouse (1888 Explorer St.) every Friday and Saturday night from 10 p.m. to 1:30 a.m.; and Tavern64 (1800 Presidents St.) every Friday from 6-10 p.m.
  • Kalyspo’s Sports Tavern (1617 Washington Plaza N.) will have live music from Ron Honeycutt and Steele Rose Band tonight from 9:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.; Saturday night, DJ Kram will play Top 40 hits.
  • A Grand Night for Singing” is being performed at NextStop Theatre Company (269 Sunset Park Drive, Herndon) tonight and Saturday at 8 p.m.; with a 2 p.m. matinee Sunday. The show is being performed through Aug. 20. Tickets range from $17.50 to $55.
  • Saturday morning at 10 a.m., Reston Community Center’s Family Fun Entertainment series will present The Magic of John Dodge. The free event will be at Reston Town Square Park, at the corner of Market and Explorer streets.
  • On Sunday from 7-8 p.m., there will be an Art in the Park event at Reston Town Square Park with the Shenandoah Conservatory. Amor Saudade will perform “romantic and inspiring pieces from Brazil to Romania, jazz and classically inspired work.”

File photo courtesy Sean Bahrami/RA

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Wednesday Morning Notes

Volunteers Needed for Kids’ Triathlon — Help is needed for many different aspects of the annual Reston Kids’ Triathlon, scheduled for the morning of Sunday, Aug. 6. [Sign Up Genius]

Great Falls Woman Dies in Crash — Mai-Huong Nguyen, a 73-year-old woman from Great Falls, died Tuesday after her car ran off the road and struck a utility pole on Riverbend Road. [Fairfax County Police Department]

Reston Businesses Named to ‘Top Workplace’ Lists — The Washington Post has released its annual “Top Workplace” lists, and numerous businesses with ties to Reston are on them. [Washington Post]

Dulles Corridor Committee Meets Soon — The Dulles Corridor Advisory Committee will meet Friday, June 30 at 9:30 a.m. at the Center for Innovative Technology (2214 Rock Hill Road, Herndon). The public is invited. [Dulles Toll Road]

Local Man Wins Bay Swim — Andrew Gyenis, a 22-year-old from Herndon, scored the best time in the recent 26th Annual Great Chesapeake Bay Swim. He crossed the bay in 1 hour, 29 minutes. [Bay Weekly]

Photo via @maddy_davison on Twitter

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Thursday Morning Notes

Fine Arts Center Coming to Herndon? — A McLean-based investor group is proposing a $40 million afterschool fine arts facility at Centreville and West Ox roads, near Frying Pan Farm Park. The site could have up to 40,000 square feet of by-right commercial development in its future instead, the group’s land-use attorney said, which would not fit the “historic fabric of the property.” [Washington Business Journal]

Easter Event Schedule — Easter is this weekend, and no matter how you mark the holiday there are plenty of opportunities to do so around the area. [Connection Newspapers]

Registration for Reston Kids Triathlon Now Open — Signups for the event, scheduled for Aug. 6, began last night. Cost is $35.  [Reston Kids Triathlon]

County DOT Seeking Data Gatherers — Volunteers are sought to help count non-motorized road and trail users as part of a national data-gathering project, to be conducted in September. Among the locations where counts are to be done are Town Center Parkway, New Dominion Parkway, Fairfax County Parkway and the W&OD Trail in Reston. [Connection Newspapers]

Parkway Advisory Committee Needs Members — The objectives of the Town of Herndon’s committee are to identify current and future transportation impacts in the three jurisdictions; develop a proposed policy for council consideration for the use of the Herndon Parkway; and coordinate a list of concerns and proposed solutions for representatives of each jurisdiction to take to their respective government bodies. [Town of Herndon]

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Registration for Reston Kids Triathlon Opens Next Week

Children ages 6 to 14 are invited to participate in the annual Reston Kids Triathlon. Registration starts next week.

The triathlon is scheduled for Sunday, Aug. 6 at Ridge Heights Pool (11400 Ridge Heights Road). Participants will be broken into three age groups to tackle the course:

  • Ages 6-8: swim 50 meters, bike 1.1 miles, run 7/10th of a mile
  • Ages 9-11: swim 100 meters, bike 2 miles, run 1 mile
  • Ages 12-14: swim 150 meters, bike 4 miles, run 1.4 miles

At least one free training clinic will be offered to registrants in June or July to help them understand what to expect on the day of the event.

Volunteers are also sought for the event. In addition, individuals or businesses are invited to make donations to sponsor children in the race. The event itself is co-sponsored by Reston Association and the YMCA Fairfax County-Reston.

The 2016 race had more than 200 participants.

Registration for the seventh annual event begins Wednesday, April 12, at 7 p.m. at the event’s website.

Image via Kristina Alcorn/Reston Association on Facebook

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Reston Kids Triathlon Will Affect South Reston Roads Sunday

2015 Reston Kids Triathlon/Credit Sean Bahrami for RAThe sixth annual Reston Kids Triathlon is taking place this Sunday, and Reston residents should be aware of blocked lanes on roads — as well as young athletes’ safety — if they are near the course.

The event is organized by Reston Association and the YMCA Fairfax County Reston. Proceeds benefit both nonprofit organizations. Volunteers are still needed for the event.

The event begins at 8 a.m. at Ridge Heights Pool, 11400 Ridge Heights Rd. Parking will not be available at the pool as the parking lot is being used for the bike transition area.

After the swim, the bike course will affect nearby streets:

The 6-8 year olds will ride down Ridge Heights Road from the Ridge Heights Pool to Seahawk Drive and then back to the pool.

Older kids will leave Ridge Heights Pool and head east to South Lakes Drive, west to Soapstone Drive to right on Ridge Heights Road in a two-mile loop (9-11 year olds will do one loop; 12-14 year olds will do two loops).

Roads will not be closed, but lanes will be blocked for race safety.

The run portion will take place on paths around Langston Hughes Middle School, South Lakes High School and Terraset Elementary School. Visit the race web page to see exact details by age group.

Registration for the event is full.

Photo: 2015 Reston Kids Triathlon/Courtesy Reston Association

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Photos: 2015 Reston Kids Triathlon

More than 300 young athletes ages 6 to 14 hit the pools, streets and trails in south Reston Sunday for the annual Reston Kids Triathlon.

Proceeds from the event benefit programs at the Fairfax County YMCA Reston and Reston Association.

To see additional photos, visit Reston Association’s Facebook page.

To see results (no names, just by bib number), visit Amazing Race Timing.

Photos by Sean Bahrami for RA.

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Sunday: Reston Kids Triathlon in South Reston

Kids Triathlon/Credit: RA The Reston Kids Triathlon gets underway Sunday at 8 a.m. While registration for the annual event for kids ages 6 to 14 is full, here is what you should know if you are cheering for your favorite athlete or simply live near the course.

The course varies depending on age group.

Race begins at Ridge Heights Pool, 11400 Ridge Heights Rd.

Bike course: 6-8 year olds ride down Ridge Heights Road from the Ridge Heights Pool to Seahawk Drive and then back to the pool. Older kids will leave Ridge Heights Pool and head east to South Lakes Drivel west to Soapstone Drive to right on Ridge Heights Road in a two-mile loop (9-11 year olds will do one loop; 12-14 year olds will do two loops).

Roads will not be closed, but lanes will be blocked for race safety.

Run course: The run portion will take place on paths around Langston Hughes Middle School, South Lakes High School and Terraset Elementary School. Visit the race web page to see exact details by age group.

The race can still use volunteers.

Proceeds benefit Reston Association and YMCA Fairfax County Reston programs.

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Reston Kids Triathlon Needs Your Help

Reston Kids Tri 2014/Credit: RAThe fifth annual Reston Kids Triathlon is Sunday, and its organizers could use some volunteer help.

The event, sponsored by Reston Association and the YMCA Fairfax County Reston runs from 8 to 11 a.m. The swim portion is at Ridge Heights Pool. The bike race runs down Ridge Heights Road and Soapstone Drive. The run is on paths around South Lakes High School.

The event is intended to be a fun opportunity for youngsters to stay active through the summer and learn about the fast-growing sport of triathlon. All net proceeds from this event will be used for The Y and RA youth scholarship programs.

Volunteers receive a T-shirt and breakfast.

Some of the volunteer areas: Race set-up; food and water; course marshals; transition area; swim officials; and more. See the more details and sign up on the Reston Kids Tri website.

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Photos: Reston Kids Triathlon

The fourth annual Reston Kids Triathlon took place on Sunday in and around Langston Middle School and the Ridge Heights Pool.

Young athletes from ages 6 to 14 swam, biked and ran various distances depending on age group. Full results can be found here.

Proceeds benefit programs at Reston Association and the YMCA Fairfax County Reston.

Photos courtesy of Reston Association, Ken Knueven and the Reston Kids Triathlon

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Sunday: Reston Kids Triathlon Returns

Reston Kids Triathlon/File photo by Charlotte GearyThe fourth annual Reston Kids Triathlon will ride and run through South Reston on Sunday.

While registration for the event for athletes ages 6 to 14 is full, here are some things to know if you want to watch the race or need to get around Sunday while the racers are in the streets.

The race begins at 8 a.m. at Ridge Heights Pool, 11400 Ridge Heights Rd.

The bike course will travel down Ridge Heights to Seahawk Drive (younger kids) and on Ridge Heights Road, Soapstone Drive and South Lakes Drive (older kids). Roads will not be completely closed, but lanes will be blocked. Drivers should plan ahead and proceed with caution.

The running portion will take place on the Reston Association paths around Terraset Elementary, Langston Hughes Middle School and South Lakes High School. The finish line is at the west end of Langston Hughes.

On Saturday from 2 to 4 p.m., Gearin’ Up Bicycles is teaming up with the Reston Kids Triathlon to hold a one-day collection of used bicycles at the Packet Pickup for the triathlon at the YMCA Fairfax County Reston. The donated bikes will be used for Earn-A-Bike and job training programs in D.C., where kids and adults will recondition the bicycles while learning mechanic skills. For more information, visit www.GearinUpBicycles.org.

The triathlon will benefit programs at the YMCA Fairfax County Reston and Reston Association.

Photo: Reston Kids Triathlon/File photo by Charlotte Geary

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