**shared with permission from Essentia Health Press Release
The Brainerd Kiwanis Club is hosting the 9th annual Kids Triathlon at Whipple Beach, in Baxter, MN from 4-6 p.m. on Saturday, August 27. The wide sand beach, protected swim area, and quiet residential roads will create a fun and safe venue for beginner and experienced youth triathletes alike.
The Kiwanis Kids Triathlon is a youth triathlon that is open to any child age 5 to 14. Triathletes will be divided into two age groups Ages 5-9: Swim 25 yards, Bike 2 miles, Run 1 mile; and Ages 10-14: Swim 50 yards, Bike 4 miles, Run 2 miles.
“Kiwanis is an organization dedicated to serving the youth of our community. The Kiwanis Kids Triathlon is an event that promotes youth fitness and fun competition. In the past eight years approximately 1,000 different boys and girls from around the Brainerd lakes area and surrounding region have completed in the triathlon, and many of those have completed five or more of the races. The event is having the intended effect of encouraging young people to adopt a healthy, fit lifestyle.” Chris Robinson, Brainerd Kiwanis Club.
Essentia Health has had the honor of being the major sponsor of the Kids Triathlon for the past six years providing helmet fittings, educational materials, healthy snacks, and inspirational sign coloring to cheer on the triathletes. Essentia Health would like to invite you to be a part of this kid friendly event and opportunity to be active as a family.
Registration is available online at ZapEvent.com or by mail. Details are available at the race website: brainerdkiwanisclub.org/2016_KKT The registration fee is $26 per participant. Each participant receives a race t-shirt.