Young athletes from Southwestern Pennsylvania and beyond will soon compete in Habitat for Humanity of Greater Pittsburgh’s 17th annual Kids Triathlon Series! The series not only helps to build confidence and encourage physical activity among kids, it benefits Habitat Pittsburgh’s affordable homeownership program here in the City of Pittsburgh and Allegheny County. The series consists of two races: the first will be held in South Park on Saturday, July 15th, 2017 for ages 7-12, and the second will take place in North Park on Saturday, August 5th, 2017 for ages 7-15. Founded by United States Congressman Tim Murphy and a group of Habitat Pittsburgh supporters, the Kids Triathlon series has raised over $800,000 for Habitat Pittsburgh’s programs and reached over 5,700 young participants.
Athletes can register for the July 15th South Park race at SPKidsTri.eventbrite.com and the August 5th North Park race at NPKidsTri.eventbrite.com, the cost is $35. Registration will also be available race-day for $45. Each athlete will receive a bag, t-shirt, finisher medal, and will qualify to win a trophy and other prizes. Young athletes can also fundraise for Habitat Pittsburgh by asking their friends and family for pledges either in person or online atgive.classy.org/KidsTri2017. The top two fundraisers for the entire Kids Triathlon Series will be announced at the North Park race in August. These fundraising champions will win a gift card to purchase a new bike at Pro Bike + Run.
“As the longest standing Kids Triathlon in the area, we are celebrating the ongoing support of our athletes, parents and volunteers,” say Kristi Webb, previous Habitat Pittsburgh board member and volunteer South Park Race Director. “The race continues to be a great way for athletes, families and volunteers to be involved with an event that’s healthy, fun, and a direct support to those in our local communities. Whether they are actively engaged in competitive sports or just looking to have a good time, each child will be encouraged and celebrated throughout the morning.”
The Kids Triathlon Series and Habitat Pittsburgh’s affordable housing programs are made possible by many community partners. Current committed sponsors of the 2017 Kids Triathlon Series include: Federal Home Loan Bank, W.G. Tomko, Inc., Johnson & Johnson, Giant Eagle, Howard Hanna, First City, HM Insurance Group, Citizen's Bank, and Trivent. Additional support for the race comes from the Allegheny County Parks Department, Kossman Development Company, Pro Bike + Run, PennDOT, Don’s Appliances, Coca-Cola, Trader Joe’s, and others. Volunteers also play a critical role in the success of the Kids Triathlon Series. If you are interested in volunteering at the South Park or North Park race, visitSPKidsTriVolunteer.eventbrite.com and NPKidsTriVolunteer.eventbrite.com to sign up today.
About Habitat for Humanity of Greater Pittsburgh
Habitat for Humanity of Greater Pittsburgh’s mission is to eliminate substandard housing in Allegheny County by bringing people together to build, rehabilitate, and repair homes, communities, and hope. We are an affiliate of Habitat for Humanity International, a global, nonprofit organization that is dedicated to eliminating substandard housing. We serve limited and low income families who would otherwise have a limited opportunity for homeownership or home repair. Our work is made possible by thousands of volunteers, staff, our Board of Directors, Corporate support, and philanthropic funding.
Contact: Stephen Hart, Event & Development Coordinator Habitat for Humanity of Greater Pittsburgh
412-450-8520, ext. 18