ROCKFORD, Mich. (WZZM) -- Triathlons aren't just for adults -- the Grand Rapids area also has one for children.
The 11th annual Kids Triathlon is next Saturday, July 11, at North Rockford Middle School.
Children ages 2 to 17 are invited to take part in the competition that features swimming, biking and running. The distances are based on the athletes' ages.
Law enforcement officers are volunteers at the triathlon.
Organizer Kevin Sweeney of the Michigan State Police says that's also a benefit.
"We were looking for something to do that can give the kids a fun event, health-wise, and also get them to see police officers in a different light."