Norfolk, VA, January 31, 2019 – The Hampton Roads Sports Commission is proud to announce the inaugural Water Country USA® Kids Triathlon. The event will be held at Water Country USA on Saturday, June 1, 2019 at 7:15 a.m.
The Water Country USA Kids Triathlon is open to boys and girls of all skills levels ages 6-14. The triathlon includes swimming through the park’s Hubba Hubba Highway® attraction, and biking and running around the Water Country USA property. Each registered participant will receive a gift bag that includes a race shirt and a complimentary Water Country USA stay-and-play ticket (valid only on race weekend), with the option of purchasing up to six additional stay-and-play tickets at a discounted price. Each athlete will also receive a finisher's medal upon completion of the race.
“We’re honored to be asked to host this event at our park,” said Jeff Thomas, vice president for Water Country USA. “This opportunity for kids to be active and enjoy our park in a whole new way is very exciting,” added Thomas.
The race is organized by the Hampton Roads Sports Commission, a regional non-profit committed to strategically attracting, creating and hosting high caliber sports events, while fostering city cohesiveness and enhancing the economy, image and quality of life for the region.
“This is a truly unique event that we are proud to introduce to our community,” said Wes Hall, Executive Director, Hampton Roads Sports Commission. “From racing, to volunteering, to cheerleading, this will be an awesome event in which the whole family can be involved.”
Following the event, entertainment, snacks and beverages will be provided to the participants. Trophies and awards will be given to the top three male and female finishers in each of the five different age groups.
Registration for the inaugural Water Country USA Kids Triathlon opens on Friday, Feb. 1, 2019. For registration, and athlete guide and race maps, visit www.usakidstri.com, Water Country USA Kids Triathlon official website.
About Hampton Roads Sports Commission
The Hampton Roads Sports Commission was formed in 1999 by community leaders to foster city cohesiveness and enhance the economy, image, and quality of life for the region by attracting, creating, and hosting high-caliber sporting events. The Sports Commission has generated more than $227 million in economic impact for the region since its inception. For more on the Hampton Roads Sports Commission, visit www.hamptonroadssports.org.
Wes Hall, HRSC Executive Director