Kids Tri for Freedom

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

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 kids first triathlon. Last year more than 160 kids became a triathlete!

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. .