TAMPA, FL - The Tampa Bay Sports Commission (TBSC), in conjunction with Adventure Island® and the Event Development Institute, are proud to announce the second installment of the Tampa Bay Kids Triathlon (TBKT). Set for Saturday, March 22, 2014 at 7:15 a.m., the TBKT affords participants the opportunity to run, bike, and swim in and around Busch Gardens’® premier water park, Adventure Island.
Kids ages 6-10 (junior varsity division) and 11-14 (varsity division) are eligible to participate. The first 450 registrations will receive a complimentary, race-day ‘Stay and Play’ ticket to Adventure Island. Participants will also collect a race day ‘Swag Bag’, which will include an Under Armour T-shirt. All competitors will be given a finisher’s medal upon completion of the race, with the top three in each category earning a trophy and an additional Adventure Island ticket to recognize their achievement.
Additionally, participants on-site will have the chance to enter and win a youth ‘Specialized’ brand road bike, courtesy of Cycle Sports Concepts. Cycle Sports will also serve as the official bike technicians for the USA Triathlon sanctioned event, with timing manufactured by Alta Vista.
“We’re pleased to partner with Adventure Island again to build on last year’s success of trying to create one of the nation’s premier youth triathlons, the Tampa Bay Kids Triathlon,” said Rob Higgins, Executive Director of the TBSC. “From the swim taking place in the park’s lazy river, Rambling Bayou, to the entertainment Adventure Island and Busch Gardens are providing, We’re confident this will be a memorable event for all involved.”
Registration (online registration closed), entry fees, course maps, parking directions and other critical information can be found at the event website, TampaBayKidsTriathlon.com.
Located across the street from Busch Gardens, Adventure Island is 30 acres of water-drenched fun offering excitement for guests of all ages. For more information on the park, please visit AdventureIsland.com.
For more information on the Tampa Bay Kids Triathlon, please contact Claire Lessinger at 813-342-4075, or CLessinger@VisitTampaBay.com. Media inquiries can be directed to Michael Farrant at MFarrant@VisitTampaBay.com.
The Tampa Bay Sports Commission and the Event Development Institute would like to thank MedExpress, Under Armour, Grow Financial, Cycle Sports, LaunchTrack, in addition to Busch Gardens and Adventure Island, for their continued partnership.
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