The Children's Hospital at TriStar Centennial Medical Center and Envision Physician Services are the presenting sponsors of the 2018 Music City Kids Triathlon. The non-profit youth triathlon team, AERO, will host the event in partnership with Nashville Metro Parks.
2018 will mark the third year that The Children's Hospital at TriStar Centennial has sponsored this event. The Music City Kids Triathlon will be held on Sunday, June 10 at the Centennial Sportsplex located at 222 25th Avenue North in Nashville. Kids ages 6 - 18 may register.
"We are excited to once again be a part of this great event that encourages kids to pursue fun and exciting activities that support an active lifestyle," said Joann Ettien, Chief Operations Officer of The Children's Hospital at TriStar Centennial. "It is our mission here at The Children's Hospital at TriStar Centennial to encourage kids to develop good habits early on in life that can help lead to a lifetime of good health."
This triathlon combines swimming, biking and running in a challenging, yet achievable course that can provide a sense of accomplishment to young athletes, even if it's their first race.
USA Triathlon, the national governing body of the sport, sets recommended race distances based on age to minimize stress on the body. The distances are set to be inclusive so that most healthy children can complete the race without any dedicated training. The Music City Kids Triathlon triathletes will be grouped by race age 6-7 (Junior), race age 8 -10 (Intermediate) and race age 11- 18 (Senior).
"Even if kids don't do another triathlon in their youth, they gain a familiarity with the sport that will allow them to easily pick it back up later in life and help them maintain a healthy lifestyle as an adult," said USA Triathlon Certified Coach and race director, Jennifer Gentry.
The Music City Kids triathlon will begin with swimming at Centennial Sportsplex, followed by a closed-course biking leg around the TriStar Centennial Medical Center campus and conclude with the running portion at Centennial park.
For more information or to register for the race, visit AeroTriClub.com/Music-City-Kids-Triathlon