It's summer - lets get our kids to....
SWIM! BIKE! RUN! and for a great cause!
Kids Triathlon participants will swim in the pool, jump on their bikes, then off on their feet for the running portion. The events will be chip timed with a finisher time. Distances are based on the age of the child. Kids must supply their own bikes and must wear a helmet to participate. The events will go off in waves. Kids Triathlon time is 9:00 am, Race distance is determined by child's age ( see below)
Ages 6-8, 50 yards ( 2 lengths ) in pool, bike approx .75 mile) run approx .35 mile
Ages 9-11 100 yards ( 4 lengths) in pool, bike approx .75 mile , run approx .65mile)
Ages 12-14 100 yards in pool, bike approx .75 mile) , run approx 1 mile
Kids triathlon participants will get a racing bib, Race shirt, finishers medal, and photograph of the event. Finishing results will be posted online. Costs for Kids triathlon are $35.
Proceeds will go to Murabella's own Lopez Family. Their daughter Ellie, She was born as a micro-preemie and was put through quite a few experiences in her first few months of life..... fast forward to now, not even two and she is facing her toughest battle yet. On May 3, 2019 Ellie was diagnosed with bilateral retinoblastoma - a rare eye cancer that occurs in children. Ellie will undergo 4-8 chemo treatments, first one starting next week-after the chemo treatments are finished they will determine if the tumor is responding to treatment, if it does not Ellie will have surgery to remove her one eye. there are no doctors in their immediate area that treat this cancer, they will spend the next several weeks driving six hours each way to and from Miami every couple of weeks and staying three days at a time in a hotel. The purpose of this race is to help them focus on Ellie and her treatments and relieve some of their financial strain they will feel with the constant hotel stays, the gas to get to and from appointments, and eating out all the time
>>>We are part of a growing list race organizers that strive to be more environmentally conscious . We encourage all runners to bring their o!wn multiple use water bottle so that we do not add to the mounting plastic waste on earth. Please bring a reusable water bottle that you will bring with you during the race or for afterwards. You may refill your bottle at our water jug. Plastic water bottles will be available after the race but we are trying to reduce our footprint. <<<