Olympic Gold Medalist Simon Whitfield Supports Triathlons for Kids

Tri-FUN Kids' Triathlons promotes having fun and becoming healthier through multi-sport

OAKVILLE, ON, Feb. 24, 2014 /CNW/ - Tri-FUN Kids' Triathlons is launching a new race series that encourages kids ages 3-13 to get fit and have fun by being active through multi-sport. Tri-FUN's objectives are to help children enjoy all the emotional, developmental and social benefits that play through sport can bring, with a complementary focus on supporting the development of local, multi-sport athletic talent.

"Triathlons for kids are a great way to introduce children to multi-sport. The experience also gives kids a boost of confidence and a sense of accomplishment, which helps to encourage involvement in sport throughout childhood as part of a healthy lifestyle," says Simon Whitfield, a four-time triathlete Olympian and gold and silver medalist, who began racing triathlon at 11 years of age.

To learn more about Simon Whitfield's support of children's triathlons, see an inspiring video on the Tri-FUN homepage at http://www.trifunkids.com

About the Tri-FUN Kids' Triathlons Race Series

Tri-FUN's 2014 series will be held around the GTA over June to August in Vaughan, MississaugaOakville, Milton and Guelph. A $49 entry fee provides athletes with shirts, medals, freebies, snacks and more. Families can also enjoy a Fun Zone to play in after the race that includes an interactive LEGO® experience among many other family-friendly and play-based activities.

To learn more about this fun and inspiring race series, or to register, visit http://www.trifunkids.com

Learn more about Simon Whitfield: http://simonwhitfield.com

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SOURCE Tri-FUN Kids' Triathlons

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