Kids Tri for Freedom

Posted on September 04, 2013 in Fitness, Youth Development, Y News

The Greater Palm Harbor YMCA hosted the 6th Annual Kids Triathlon “Swim, Bike, Run for Freedom” on Sunday, September 22. The event began with an opening ceremony at 7:45 a.m., dedicated to our men and women serving our country. 

This was a great opportunity for any child between the ages of 5 and 15 to become an official triathlete for the day! The distances for the event:

Palm Harbor Kids TriathlonAges 5-6, 25 yard swim, 1 mile bike and ¼ mile run

Ages 7-10, 100 yard swim, 2 mile bike and ½ mile run

Ages 11-15, 200 yard swim, 4 mile bike and 1 mile run

The Greater Palm Harbor YMCA partnered with the Palm Harbor Tri-Warriors Triathlon club to stage the event. It’s a great way for the Y and the club to introduce kids to the sport.

“I like giving back to the Y, they’re a great organization,” said event director Tony Thomas. 

If you missed the triathlon there's plenty of swimming and running programs at all Y branches to prepare you for next year! 

The triathlon is sanctioned by USAT. event.  For more information contact Randy Nilsson at (727) 787-9622 or email her at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. . 

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