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Sportsplex Tri for Kids
August 3 @ 7:30 am - 9:30 pm
Date: August 3rd, 2019
Time: 7:30 AM
The Sportsplex Tri for Kids is a kids triathlon benefitting the American Cancer Society and will be held on Aug. 3, 2019, at 7:30 a.m.
Participants will compete based on their age as of 12/31/18. 5-year-olds may participate in the Kids Tri or the Small Fry Tri. In order for a 5-year-old to compete in the Kid’s Triathlon, they will need to do a paper registration. Paper registration deadline is 7/20/18.
About The Sportsplex Tri For Kids:
It began as a dream of Nicole Carter, Sarah Herren, and Kimberly Myers.
The local American Cancer Society originally held a Small Fry Tri in the summer of 2012 for kids ages 2-6 to help raise money for cancer research. Building on the success of the first Small Fry Tri, Nicole, Sarah and Kimberly began planning an even bigger event for the following year.
In the summer of 2013 the Sportsplex Kids Triathlon was held alongside the Small Fry Tri for children ages 6-15. That year 200 kids participated in the Sportsplex Kids Tri, and 100 kids participated in the Small Fry Tri. As a result of an outstanding turnout, the Sportsplex Tri for Kids was able to donate $10,000 to the American Cancer Society.
The 2013 Sportsplex Kids Triathlon was awarded Innovative Program and Special Event of the Year award by the Alabama Recreation and Parks Association for this outstanding feat. This year the Sportsplex Tri for Kids hopes to continue their efforts to benefit a great cause and to keep kids active!
The 2014 Sportsplex Kids Triathlon grew even more with 225 racers ages 6-15, and the Small Fry Tri maxed out with 100 participants.