The Silicon Valley Kids Triathlon is an event owned by the Silicon Valley Triathlon Club to introduce the sport of triathlon to kids. This event promotes a fun and healthy way for kids to have a feeling of accomplishment and encourage self-esteem. With the support of Silicon Valley Triathlon Club members, the Silicon Valley Kids Triathlon has improved thousands of lives. The Silicon Valley Kids Triathlon also provides the event’s sponsors with the opportunity to be recognized as organizations that are committed to the youth of our community by encouraging sports and a healthy lifestyle.
This year we are welcoming USA Productions who will be partnering with us this year to put on an awesome 20th Anniversary event! USA Productions has been a mainstay in the Bay Area triathlon community providing amazing triathlon and other sporting events open to participants from beginner to elite! The next event is Half Moon Bay Triathlon on May 5th! Learn more about them on the USA Productions website.
In 2000, the first Silicon Valley Kids Triathlon was held with 215 boys and girls participating, ranging in age from 3 to 15. In 2001 the event grew to 315 participants. In 2002 we grew to 490 participants and each year we’ve continued to grow with over 1,100 kids participating in 2017. We are now one of the largest youth triathlons in the country. Thousands of youth have participated in this nationally recognized community outreach event. The Silicon Valley Kids Triathlon has been able to make charitable contributions of over $150,000 with the proceeds of the event.
The guiding principle of the Silicon Valley Kids Triathlon is two-fold. First, to introduce the sport of triathlon to young people in our community in a safe environment. Distances are short and intended to expose our youngest triathletes to the basic elements of triathlon and hopefully counteract the negative effects of too much television and electronic activity, and encourage young boys and girls,(ages up to 15), to lead a healthy lifestyle and enjoy the benefits of outdoor activities (i.e., swimming, cycling and running). Second, with charitable contributions of over $150,000 to our charities, we have a unique opportunity to raise awareness and encourage young people to give back to their community.
The Silicon Valley Kids Triathlon is organized by the Silicon Valley Triathlon Club, the South Bay’s premier triathlon and multi-sport club. Joining SVTC is a great way for local active adults to have a fun, competitive, and healthy lifestyle through the sport of triathlon. Club members receive copious club benefits such as:
- Many weekly workouts that benefit triathletes of all abilities from beginner to seasoned veteran.
- Generous discounts from our many club sponsors.
- Social time to meet other like minded, fun, and athletic people.
If you’d like to find out more about the SVTC, please email us at email@example.com.
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