Elite athletes and child athletes alike begin a running start at the Second Annual MRAC Attack Mini-Triathlon held Sept. 2012. This year's fall triathlon is Saturday, Sept. 14. [File photo / Moab Sun News]

Anyone who can run, swim and ride a bike can compete in the MRAC Attack Mini-Triathlon. This is the second year that the Moab Recreation and Aquatic Center has hosted the event since the opening of the swimming pool/ recreation complex.

The event has three competitions for varying ability.

The most challenging competition of the event is the Elite category, which involves a 5K run, a 10-mile bike ride, and a half-mile swim. The shorter Open category consists of a one-mile run, a 5K mountain bike ride, and a 300-yard swim. The Youth category is for children under the age of 12 and features a half-mile run, mile-long bike ride and 150-yard swim. Children can use life jackets or kick boards as needed.

Race registration, start and finish lines for all three events will be at the MRAC.

“This event is designed for individuals and families of all ability levels,” said Terry Lewis, director of the MRAC.

Participants must bring a bicycle, helmet, swimsuit, towel, and proper footwear to compete. All participants will receive a completion certificate. Awards will be given for the top five places in each of the categories for both males and females. All participants will receive a completion certificate and all youth who do not finish in the top five will receive a participation ribbon.

The event fee is $10. Late registration the day of race is $15. All races start at 9 a.m.