Thursday, April 7, 2011
Category: Athletic Events (Triathlon)Thursday, April 7, 2011 6:58 am PDTDateline:CHANHASSEN, Minn.Public Company Information:NYSE:LTM"Life Time Kids Tri was developed to inspire and motivate youth through the sport of triathlon to lead active, positive, and healthy lives..."
Life Time Fitness (NYSE: LTM), the Healthy Way of Life Company, today released the 2011 Life Time Kids Tri Series schedule. The family-friendly swim-bike-and-run events, which encourage youth athletes of all ages to get active and participate, welcome back old favorites and introduce exciting new locations for a grand total of nine events in 2011:
New to the Life Time Kids Tri Series, and one of the largest youth triathlons in the U.S., the Chicago Kids Triathlon on Aug. 27, will be held in association with the Life Time Chicago Triathlon. It is the only Kids Tri event where the swim takes place in open water.
In addition to the events above, the Life Time Minneapolis Triathlon will host the North American Junior Invitational on July 9, where athletes from Canada, Mexico and the United States ages 12 to 17 will compete.
“Life Time Kids Tri was developed to inspire and motivate youth through the sport of triathlon to lead active, positive, and healthy lives,” said Ken Cooper, vice president of Endurance and Athletic Events for Life Time. “Due to the continued growth of youth athletes participating in triathlons, we continue to expand our series of Kids Tri events—bringing family-friendly fun to eight communities this year.”
Life Time Kids Tri events offer two age brackets designed to challenge participants:
Unique with its offering of an open-water swim, the Chicago Kids Triathlon also provides two course distances, determined by age:
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.