Now more than ever kids are following in their parents footsteps and participating in triathlons. On Sunday, September 22 the City of Greenwood Village and Club Greenwood are hosting the twelfth annual Tri-Our-Village Kids Triathlon for ages 5-18. The triathlon will feature four different difficulty levels adjusted according to age group. Participants will run, bike, and swim their way through the course surrounding Club Greenwood and Westland’s Park in Greenwood Village.
According to Crystal Garland, Director of Aquatics at Greenwood, “The 12th Annual Tri-Our-Village Kids Triathlon introduces kids to the fun of swimming, biking and running while also helping kids discover the benefits of healthy activities. On average we have 200 participants and we are looking forward to a similar turn out for this year’s event.”
In fact, the Kids’ Triathlon gives back to the community! Dr. Chip Southern from Greenwood Pediatrics is a sponsor of the Kids Triathlon and his contribution goes to the top three schools with the most participants. The donation goes to providing schools with much needed equipment for their physical education department. Last year, the top two participants came from the following schools: Greenwood and Belleview Elementary tied and each won $250.
According to Dr. Chip Southern, “We have been honored to support the Annual Tri-Our-Village Triathlon year after year. Greenwood Pediatrics supports our community’s efforts in developing active children. This event is a fun way to expose the students and their families to a healthy activity and lifestyle.”
Early registration for the Kids’ Triathlon ended Friday, September 6 and the last day to register is Wednesday, September 18 at 5:00 pm.
Greenwood is offering a Kids Triathlon Training Camp to help competitors prepare for the events on September 22. The training camp will take place on Sunday, September 15 from 9:00-11:30 am. In these training sessions kids will practice swimming, biking, running, transitions, and learn race course safety. For more information contact Crystal 303.770.2582 x325 or CrystalG@GreenwoodATC.com or visit www.clubgreenwood/kidstriathlon. Club Greenwood is located at 5801 South Quebec Street, Greenwood Village.
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