The Silicon Valley Kids Triathlon is hosted by the Silicon Valley Triathlon Club, a 501c3 charity. This event promotes a fun and healthy way for kids to have a feeling of accomplishment and encourage self-esteem while introducing them to the sport of triathlon. 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.
In 2000, the first Silicon Valley Kids Triathlon was held with 215 boys and girls participating, ranging in age from 3 to 15. 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. Some of our early participants are now adults and have children who participate in the event.
The Silicon Valley Kids Triathlon has used the proceeds from this event to make charitable contributions of over $150,000 to local charities that serve children.
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 athletes to the basic elements of triathlon. The sport also encourages young boys and girls (ages 15 and under) to lead a healthy lifestyle and enjoy the benefits of outdoor activities. Second, with charitable contributions of over $150,000 to local 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 and other endurance sports. Club members receive copious club benefits such as:
- Many weekly workouts that benefit triathletes of all abilities from beginner to the 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 visit our website at www.svtriclub.org
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