Mark Your Calendars; Tampa Bay Kids Triathlon Returns to Adventure Island on March 21

Mark Your Calendars; Tampa Bay Kids Triathlon Returns to Adventure Island on March 21

TAMPA, FL - The Tampa Bay Sports Commission, in conjunction with Adventure Island® and the Event Development Institute, are proud to announce the third installment of the Tampa Bay Kids Triathlon (TBKT). Set for Saturday, March 21, 2015 at 7:15 a.m., the TBKT affords participants the opportunity to run, bike, and swim in and around Busch Gardens’® premier water park, Adventure Island.

Kids ages 6-10 (junior varsity division) and 11-14 (varsity division) are eligible to participate. The first 450 registrations will receive a complimentary, race-day ‘Stay and Play’ ticket toAdventure Island. Participants will also collect a race-day ‘Swag Bag’, which will include an Under Armour T-shirt. All competitors will be given a finisher’s medal upon completion of the race.  The top three in each category will earn a trophy and an additional Adventure Island ticket to recognize their achievement.

Additionally, participants on site at the TBKT will have the chance to enter and win a youth ‘Specialized’ brand children’s road bike, courtesy of Cycle Sports Concepts. Cycle Sports will also serve as the official bike technicians for the USA Triathlon sanctioned event, with timing manufactured by Run 4 a Cause.

“We’re pleased to partner with Adventure Island on one of the nation’s premier youth triathlons, the Tampa Bay Kids Triathlon,” said Rob Higgins, Executive Director of the TBSC.  “From the swim taking place in the park’s lazy river, Rambling Bayou, to the entertainment Adventure Island and Busch Gardens are providing, we’re confident year three will be the best yet.”

Registration, entry fees, course maps, parking directions and other critical information can be found at the event website,

Located across the street from Busch GardensAdventure Island is 30 acres of water-drenched fun offering excitement for guests of all ages. For more information on the park, please visit

For more information on the Tampa Bay Kids Triathlon, please contact Lauren Natale at 813-342-4065, or Additional media inquiries can be directed to Michael Farrant at

The Tampa Bay Sports Commission and the Event Development Institute would like to thank Under Armour, Grow Financial, Cycle Sports, LaunchTrack, Thuzi, Modern Business Associates (MBA), OAI, Docusource Visual Communications (DVC), University of South Florida Sport and Entertainment MBA/MA Program and Betras, Kopp & Harshman LLC, in addition to Busch Gardens and Adventure Island, for their continued partnership.

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