Florida Region to Sponsor Youth Triathlon

By Hector Torres | April 30, 2009, 5:26 p.m. (ET)

The Florida region is happy to sponsor the First Coast Kids Triathlon on May 3, 2009 at the University of North Florida. This event is part of an effort to give kids the opportunity to be healthy, raise money for the community, and to provide 25 underprivileged children with a Triathlon Starter Kit. The children selected to receive a Starter Kit will be given a new bike, helmet, running shoes, swim gear, and race registration. Fifteen YMCA branches have been holding training classes for the race and Starter Kits will be given to 25 of those participants.

As a finale to the youth race, there will be a Big Kid Celebrity triathlon where older youth will race the course. In addition, elite triathlete Kevin Collington will be on hand to cheer on the 550 athletes in attendance.

The Florida region is please to assist an event to introduce kids to the multisport lifestyle as part of an effort to lead healthy and active lives.