Inaugural Tampa Bay Kids Triathlon Kicks-Off Adventure Island’s 2013 Season

Inaugural Tampa Bay Kids Triathlon Kicks-Off Adventure Island’s 2013 Season

TAMPA, Fla. – The Tampa Bay Sports Commission, in conjunction with Adventure Island, is proud to announce the inaugural Tampa Bay Kids Triathlon on Saturday, March 9, 2013. The event, hosted on Adventure Island season opening day prior to the park opening at 10 a.m., provides youth the opportunity to run, bike, and swim in and around Busch Gardens’ water park.

Focusing on children ages 7-10 (junior varsity division) and 11-15 (varsity division), entrants will receive an Under Armour participant T-shirt, a finisher’s medal, as well as the opportunity to purchase an Adventure Island single day admission ticket at a $20 savings to be able to enjoy the park after the triathlon.

“We’re pleased to partner with Adventure Island 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 on the course, this will be a truly unique event experience for all involved.”

Entry fees, course maps, parking directions and other critical information can be found at the registration website,

The Tampa Bay Sports Commission would like to thank Under Armour, OAI, RaceSmith, and ActiField, in addition to Busch Gardens and Adventure Island for assisting with this unique and groundbreaking endeavor.

Located right across the street from Busch Gardens Tampa Bay, Adventure Island is 30 acres of water-drenched fun offering excitement for guests of all ages. For more information on the park, please visit

For more information on this exciting community event, please contact Claire Lessinger at 813-342-4075, or For media inquiries, please contact Michael Farrant at

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