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Life Time Expands Popular Kids Triathlon Series

The 2012 Life Time Kids Tri schedule includes events in 11 cities and 9 states

ltfkidstri.pngAccording to USA Triathlon, kids of ages 7 to 17 now make up 25 percent of all triathletes in the country. As the sport of triathlon continues to gain momentum, Life Time has expanded its 2012 Life Time Kids Triathlon Series schedule to address the rapidly growing demand. The family-friendly swim-bike-and-run events, which encourage youth athletes of ages 7 - 14 to get active and participate includes the following planned events:

2012 Life Time Kids Tri Locations

June 9 Winona, MN
June 10 Omaha, NE
June 16 Loudoun County, VA
July 15 Plymouth, MN
July 29 Westminster, CO
August 4 Rochester Hills, MI
August 25 Chicago, IL
August 26 Alpharetta, GA
August 26 Overland Park, KS
September 16 Warrenville, IL
October 7 San Antonio, TX

"The Life Time Kids Tri is a great way to promote fitness and boost your child's self-confidence," said Debbie Hale, National Kids Tri Manager. "It's also a good way to introduce kids to healthy way of life activities that can be practiced for a lifetime."

Young athletes will swim, bike and run in this 3-event race that not only promotes fitness but improves your child's self confidence as they cross the finish line on their own.

Life Time Kids Tri events offer two age brackets designed to challenge participants:

Junior distance: For kids of ages 7 to 10, the junior distance includes a 50-yard/meter swim (depending on pool length), a 2.5-mile bike and a 0.5-mile run.

Senior distance: For kids of ages 11 to 14, the senior distance features a 100-yard/meter swim (depending on pool length), a five-mile bike and one-mile run.

Young triathletes will start in waves based on age and gender. Results will be posted by USA Triathlon guidelines in the following categories: ages 7-8, 9-10, 11-12, 13-14. Age on race day will determine athlete's age category and all participants must be at least 7 years old to participate.

All triathletes will receive a race T-shirt, swim cap, race number and finisher medal. For details about race locations, time or regulations, please visit www.ltkidstri.com.