Hats off to Kids Triathlon Inc for attracting over 1000 kids, 600 of which were first time triathletes at the inaugural Houston Kids Triathlon at The University of Houston on April 15th, 2012. With partnerships with YMCA Houston and NFL through its PLAY 60 fitness campaign, race director Wes Hires was able to stage the largest kid’s triathlon in Texas History. The host facility at The University of Houston served as an excellent location for the large event with campus roads being closed for the bike and run portion of the event. Other than a few delays due in large part to the staggering high number of participants, the event went off well.
Kids TRI Inc started with its first triathlon in Jacksonville Florida and has grown to include events in Nashville and Houston. They are working on expanding to Dallas as well as other cities across the Southeastern US and plan to add some type of national championship event in years to come.