About 250 youngsters have signed up durng open registration for the 15th First Security Conway Kids Triathlon on Saturday Aug. 4.

Youth, ages 6-15, can still register online at www.conwaykidstri.com or in person on Aug. 3 at the University of Central Arkansas’ Farris Center, as long as spots are still available.

The Aug. 4 event is one of the country’s premier youth triathlons for all youngsters, not just those who participate in triathlons.

The Conway event is for all abilities. Youngsters, ages 6-10, complete a 50-yard swim, 2-mile bike and half-mile run. Those ages 11-15 complete a 100-yard swim, four-mile bike and mile run.

Many youngsters participating in the event are experienced at triathlons and are working to improve their finish times and place. For many other kids, this event will be their first triathlon and are working to finish the race and accomplish personal goals.

Youngsters can participate individually in the event or as a team.

This year’s triathlon benefits Soul Food Café Mission.