Pesky Piranha Youth Triathlon

Pesky Piranha was a huge success in 2016 and we look forward to another successful year in 2017. We will update this page as soon as information for the 2017 event is available.

Pesky Piranha 2015 (3)

North Alabama’s premier Youth Triathlon!

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June 25, 2016

8:00 am – staggered start

RUN/BIKE/SWIM  (3 race classes)
Piedmont Recreation Association, Huntsville, AL

The third annual Pesky Piranha is North Alabama’s premier youth triathlon conducted by Team Rocket Tri Club.

Youth 14 & under are invited to

“Just TRI it!”

AGE CATEGORIES (Based on age on 12/31/2016, NOT  the age on the day of the race.)

GUPPIES (ages 7 & under)

JUNIORS (ages 8-10)

SENIORS (ages 11-14)

Sorry, NO teams or adult assistance (with the exception of para-athletes).



Age (on 12/31/2016)



7 and under

.50 mile run; 1 mile bike; 25 yd swim



1 mile run; 2.5 mile bike; 75 yd swim



1.5 mile run; 5 mile bike; 150 yd swim


Entries are limited & will fill fast — Register here!


Transition Area Open 6:45 – 7:30 am
Check in, Body Marking, Helmet Check 6:45 – 7:30 am
MANDATORY Pre-Race Meeting 7:45 am
Guppy Race Start 8:00 am
Junior Race Start (est.) 8:30 am
Senior Race Start (est.) 9:15 am
Awards Ceremony (est.) 10:15 am

The races will be conducted on the streets & facilities surrounding Piedmont Recreation Association (509 Homewood Drive, Huntsville, AL 35801).

A BIG THANK YOU to the Huntsville Police Department who will supervise the street courses. Lifeguards, Manager-athletes from Team Rocket Tri Club, & volunteers will assist & ensure the safety of all athletes.

BONUS – FREE Triathlon Clinic

Coach Dana from DanaTrains will give a FREE clinic on Sunday June 11th at 3pm.

Coach Dana will provide an overview of the course and give helpful tips both the first time and experienced triathletes.

Come on, just VOLUNTEER!

Log onto and sign up!

Family & friends can enjoy watching the race or playing in the shady & comfortable playground area.

Top three boys & girls in each age group will receive awards!

Free yummy & healthy post-race snacks!

Race will NOT BE HELD IN DANGEROUS WEATHER, & rescheduling is not guaranteed. In the event of a weather cancelation, registration refunds will be issued by!


Click here to see past race results



guppy course


junior course


senior course

Transition Areas


Contact Race Directors

Gia Sheutz:


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