Leisure Facility to run kids triathlon

Competing in a kids triathlon might be just the cure for summer boredom. All kids ages four to fourteen can compete Aug. 9.

Competing in a kids triathlon might be just the cure for summer boredom.

The Houston Leisure Facility is running a triathlon August 9 for all kids ages four to fourteen.

The competitors will start out in the pool with a 20 to 300 metre swim, and then jump onto their bikes for a race around a 1.5 to 4 kilometre track. Finally, they will hop off their bikes and race 1 to 3.3 kilometres to the finish line.

Lifeguard and event coordinator Anna Tobin says she hopes it kick starts the event again after missing it last year, and adds something a bit different to the programming at the pool.

“I’m hoping it will be the best ever,” she said.

New this year, the Houston Fire Department will bring an engine and spray kids after the race to help them cool off before lunch, Tobin said.

Registration before the event is $20, and at the door is $25.

At 10 a.m. kids will register and races will start at 11:30 a.m. at the pool.

Race information packages and registration forms can be picked up at the Leisure Facility