15 Feb 2017

Tampa Bay Kids Triathlon Returns to Tampa on April 22

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When I was 9, on a Saturday morning, I was watching cartoons. My kids have inspired me in so many ways, and their determination to train and participate in a youth triathlon is one of the many. My oldest 2 kids will compete in their 5th Tampa Bay Kids triathlon and Shelby, age 7 will make her triathlon debut! Mark your calendars Fit Kids!! March 18th, 2017 is around the corner and your kids still have time to train to cross that finish line!

Lots to be proud of at the young age of 9. I was watching cartoons on a Saturday morning. || #triathlete #TBKT15

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The Tampa Bay Kids Triathlon is back and is just one short month away. We have participated each year and will be again.

Kids triathlons are the new sports for kids these days! To register, click HERE!

The Event Development Institute (EDI), in conjunction with Adventure Island® and the Tampa Bay Sports Commission (TBSC), are proud to announce the fifth annual Tampa Bay Kids Triathlon (TBKT). Set for Saturday, April 22, 2017 at 7:15 a.m., the TBKT offers participants the opportunity to swim, bike and run in and around Busch Gardens’® premier water park, Adventure Island.

Tampa Bay Kids Triathlon Tampa Mama

Boys and girls ages 6-10 (junior varsity division) and 11-14 (varsity division) are eligible to participate. The first 400 registrations will receive a complimentary, race-day ‘Stay and Play’ ticket to Adventure Island. Participants will receive a race-day ‘Swag Bag’, including an Under Armour T-shirt. All competitors will be awarded a finisher’s medal upon completion of the race and the top three finishers in each category will earn a trophy along with an additional Adventure Island ‘Stay and Play’ ticket.

New to the sport? Check out tips on training from FitKidsPlayground.com!


Tampa Bay Kids Triathlon Tampa Mama
The fun part about doing is “tri” is getting marked! 

Additionally, all on-site participants will have the chance to enter and win a youth ‘Specialized’ brand road bike, courtesy of Cycle Sports Concepts. Cycle Sports Concepts will also serve as the official bike technicians for this USA Triathlon sanctioned event.

Registration, entry fees, course maps, athlete guide, parking directions and other critical information can be found on the event website, TampaBayKidsTriathlon.com. For more information on the Tampa Bay Kids Triathlon, please contact Jenna Smith at JSmith@GrowYourEvent.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.

Additional information on the Tampa Bay Sports Commission can be found at TampaBaySports.org. Also, follow the TBSC on Twitter, @SportsTampaBay, as well as YouTube, Instagram and Facebook.

Over 400 kids came out bright and early to race and compete last year and it was the first sell out! It’s such an amazing experience! Lots of people ready to help and everyone wanting the kids to succeed and cross that finish line. I hope I’ll see you out on the course!


I’m giving away one entry to the Tampa Bay Kids Triathlon! This must be your child’s first triathlon. I will choose a winner at random from all those who comment on this post through April 9th, 2017, 11:59pm. A winner will be notified via e-mail. Good luck!

Mark your calendar! April 22 is around the corner! You still have time to train!

This post is sponsored by the Tampa Bay Sport Commission. All opinions are my own.


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Marisa is a Mama to 4 kids and resides in Tampa, Florida with her family. Connect with her on Twitter @TampaMama to learn more about Tampa Bay and things to do with kids, Florida family travel, travel adventures and tips or her secret parenting tips for staying alive while wrangling 4 kids. She has a "official" business background in marketing + PR + events, but now plays daily with social media strategy, brand development and digital media. Days are long. Life is short.
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