After missing the 2020 season, Kids TRI for Kids is excited to return for 2021 beginning in July. Kids TRI for Kids is a series of triathlons for children ages 7 to 14. The initiative is to offer safe races where kids learn the value of fun competition and building affordable, healthy fitness options.
Kids TRI for Kids offers Triathlon options that include swimming, biking and running – all events the kids love to do all summer anyway. This is a great way to challenge the kids in a more structured, yet fun, setting. There is also a Duathlon option consisting of just running and biking events.
Kids TRI for Kids partners with Indianapolis area kids’ charities such as Best Buddies, a non-profit that helps build one-to-one friendships and employment options for individuals who have intellectual and developmental disabilities, plus help all kids get involved with physical activity, and to raise much needed funds.
The Kids TRI for Kids schedule for 2021 is as follows:
- July 4 – Zionsville: Zionsville High School
- Aug 1 – Tri Indy: White River State Park
- Aug 15 – Riviera Club
- Aug 29 –Greenwood: Freedom Springs Aquatics Park
Kids are encouraged to complete one, or all, of the summer events. For kids completing the first race, they will receive a Kids TRI for Kids t-shirt. After the second race, kids will receive a KTFK water bottle. The third race participants will receive a sling bag. The 4th KTFK racers will receive a trophy.
Time tables and distances vary by age group and by location and facilities, but will conform to USAT Youth Triathlon guidelines and regulations. All races are $30 with a family special option.
Kids TRI for Kids is sponsored by American Dairy of Indiana “Winners Drink Milk”, Capital Group, USA Triathlon, Community Hospital with Dr. Kenneth Stumpf and Busy Bee Headbands.
For more information, visit the website at www.kidstriforkids.com.
ABOUT KIDS TRI FOR KIDS
Kids TRI for Kids was started in 2008 by Meg Gates Osborne, a swim coach and former IU swimmer, to expand fitness awareness to all kids. The events consist of swimming, biking, and running – all affordable fitness options for kids. The goal is to promote the value of fun competition as well as physical activities that can be carried into adulthood. A secondary purpose is to raise funds and promote interest in Indianapolis area kids’ charities such as Best Buddies, in order to also show participants the concept of giving back.