Kids Triathlon

Posted on June 27, 2014 in Fitness, Events, Youth Development, Y News

Swim Bike and Run for Freedom

The Greater Palm Harbor YMCA will host the 7th Annual Kids Triathlon “Swim, Bike, Run for Freedom” on Sunday, September 7. The event is sponsored by The Heart & Vascular Institute of Florida. Race time is 7 a.m., and its dedicated to our men and women serving our country. 

This is a great opportunity for any child between the ages of 5 and 15 to become an official triathlete for the day! The Greater Palm Harbor YMCA has set up a safe course that is perfect for a kid's first triathlon.


Last year more than 160 kids became a triathlete! In addition, the Greater Palm Harbor YMCA is also hosting a Youth Triathlon Clinic starting Saturday, August 9 through August 30. 

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 partners 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. 

There's plenty of swimming and running programs and camps at all Y branches to prepare you for the kids' triathlon! Online registration is until September 6.

The triathlon is sanctioned by USAT. 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. .