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.
âWe wanted to show our support for IronKids while also offering families the chance to come out and enjoy a free event,â said Ciminelli Real Estate Principal and BayWalk Rep Hunter Swearingen. âWe have great music for kids, an extraordinary balloon artist and an award-winning magician in the works â and retailers from Ben & Jerryâs to Muvico and Sunglass Hut have made generous special offers.â
BayWalkâs 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 RickÂ Baker. Â "I applaud theÂ IronKids mission and am thankful that they have chosen St. Petersburg for their Florida event.Â 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 http://www.IronKids.com.
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