The Third  Annual Twin Cities Kids Triathlon will begin at 9AM Saturday, June 16,  at the CHRISTUS St. Michael Health & Fitness Center in Texarkana. 

“This is the third Twin Cities Kids Triathlon, and we are thrilled to keep this tradition going,” said Mike Riley, Manager at CHRISTUS St. Michael Health & Fitness Center. “The goal of this event is to introduce children and youth to fitness and the triathlon sport. The event is very beginner-friendly but is also great for the ‘seasoned’ triathlete, as well.”

The event includes an outdoor swim in the CHRISTUS St. Michael Health & Fitness Center Pool, a bicycle ride on Galleria Oaks and a run on the Sister Damian Walking Trail. The race will consist of three different age groups with varying start times and distances.

Children between the ages of six and nine will begin at 9 a.m. with a 50-yard swim, 2.5-mile bike ride and a half-mile run. At 9:30AM, the 10 to 12-year-old age group will swim 100 yards, ride 2.5 miles, and run 1 mile. The third age group, children 13 through 15 years of age, will begin at 10AM with a 150-yard swim, 5-mile bike ride and 1.5-mile run.

All finishers will receive a competitor’s medal. Awards will be given to the first place male and female of each individual age year and will be presented soon after the last triathlete of the day has completed the course. Registration can be submitted online at www.stmichaelfitness.com or by contacting the CHRISTUS St. Michael Health & Fitness Center at 903-614-4441.

Packet Pick-Up will be from 1PM to 6PM on Friday, June 15, 2018, at the CHRISTUS St. Michael Health & Fitness Center. Packets will also be available for pick up at the race site from 7:30AM to 8:30AM the day of the race. Race day registration will also take place from 7:30AM to 8:30AM.

The event will be hosted by CHRISTUS St. Michael Health & Fitness Center and Team Texarkana.

For additional information, please contact Lily Bennett at the CHRISTUS St. Michael Health & Fitness Center at (903) 614-4441 or go online to www.stmichaelfitness.com.