Super kids shaping up for tri
On Saturday 27 March 2009 hundred's of local and interstate kids will be gearing up for this year's Courier-Mail Superkidz Triathlon which forms part of the Mooloolaba Triathlon Festival program, held between Friday 27 -- Sunday 29 March 2009.
The Mooloolaba Triathlon Festival was the first to introduce the Superkidz Triathlon into the three day festival back in 1994 with just 100 children. This year over 400 eager kids aged between 7 -- 13 years will take part.
The Superkidz Triathlon is also a feature of the Noosa and Gold Coast Triathlon Festivals. Across all three events in excess of 10,000 children have participated in the series since 1994.
The Courier-Mail Superkidz triathlons are an important initiative to help reverse the growing number of overweight or obese children in Australia.
Studies have shown that the obesity crisis isn't just a result of poor diet, but also from low levels of physical activity due to increasingly sedentary lifestyles. The Superkidz Triathlons teach kids that exercise can be enjoyable, setting them up for a lifetime of healthy choices.
USM Events are committed to educating and encouraging children to take part in sport; inspire them to adopt a healthy, active lifestyle and support them to be a champion no matter what their skill or fitness level.
Acknowledging that children's sport is often an additional financial load on families in the current climate, USM Events will offer half price entry into the Superkidz event for kids aged between 7 -- 13 years who live on the Sunshine Coast.
These events provide children with an opportunity to swim, cycle and run for fun, plus take home a medal for having a go. It doesn't matter how good they are at sport, it gives them the chance to challenge themselves, get healthy and active and boost their self esteem.
The Courier-Mail Superkidz Triathlon
The kids only version of the Mooloolaba Triathlon. Short achievable distances for kids (7-13yrs) based on participation and fun.
Mooloolaba Beach, Mooloolaba
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