BayWalk Hosts Free Public Event in Support of IronKids

Tampa, FL (PressExposure) June 04, 2009 -- The IronKids St. Petersburg Triathlon kicks off this weekend in St. Petersburg, FL drawing youth ranging from 6 to 15 years of age for a weekend of fitness and fun. In support of the community event that inspires children to lead healthy lifestyles, BayWalk invites all families from the Tampa Bay area to visit the courtyard on Saturday, June 6 from 4:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. for special music, street performers and exclusive retail offers.

“We wanted to show our support for IronKids while also offering families the chance to come out and enjoy a free event,” said Ciminelli Real Estate Principal and BayWalk Rep Hunter Swearingen. “We have great music for kids, an extraordinary balloon artist and an award-winning magician in the works – and retailers from Ben & Jerry’s to Muvico and Sunglass Hut have made generous special offers.”

BayWalk’s free public event is one of many exciting festivities planned for the IronKids weekend. The triathlon itself, supported by local partners including the City of St. Petersburg and Visit St. Petersburg/Clearwater, takes place Sunday, June 7 at 8:00 a.m. The swim will be held at Spa Beach alongside the Pier, and the bike course will encompass closed roads such as Bayshore Drive and 2nd Avenue South. Participants will see a scenic run course utilizing grass trails around Spa Beach Park. All finishers will receive a commemorative medal and trophies will be awarded for those within the Senior Division. Distances for the IronKids Race will vary, depending on the age of participants: -Junior (ages 6 to 8): 50-yard swim, 2-mile bike and 500-yard run -Intermediate (ages 9 to 11): 150-yard swim, 4-mile bike and 1-mile run -Senior (ages 12 to 15): 300-yard swim, 8-mile bike and 2-mile run

"St. Petersburg is thrilled to host the IronKids Triathlon this summer," said St. Petersburg Mayor Rick Baker.  "I applaud the IronKids mission and am thankful that they have chosen St. Petersburg for their Florida event.  It will give kids throughout the region an opportunity to not only compete, but to learn about fitness and have fun while they're doing it."

To register for the IronKids St. Petersburg Triathlon and learn more about the 2009 Series, visit

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BayWalk is a shopping, dining and entertainment establishment located in downtown St. Petersburg, Florida. The complex, which opened in the fall of 2000, includes 73,000 square feet of retail space plus an 80,000-square-foot movie theater owned by Muvico Theaters, LLC. The two-story, open-air shopping center is a mix of Florida contemporary and traditional Mediterranean architectural styles with stucco-faced buildings and wrought iron touches. BayWalk offers well-known franchise and locally-owned shops and restaurants, as well as a number of service-oriented businesses, providing an eclectic visiting experience.

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Press Release Submitted On: June 04, 2009 at 5:18 am
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