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  • Tue., Sep. 19, 2017 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM CDT Players Show Live from Fuddruckers

    Join Texans CB Jonathan Joseph from 6 PM – 7 PM at Fuddruckers (10600 Town & Country Way, Houston, TX 77024) for a live Texans Radio on SportsRadio 610 broadcast with Voice of the Texans, Marc Vandermeer, and special guests!

    Plus, all Houston area Fuddruckers will be feature a Buy One Texans Burger Combo, Get One Free Texans Burger and $15 beer buckets every Tuesday during the season for fans showing up in their Texans gear, whether the Texans win or lose their previous game, so don't miss out!

    Then stay for Texans All Access from 7-8 PM.  Lots of Texans prizes & giveaways!

  • Mon., Sep. 25, 2017 4:00 PM - 7:00 PM CDT Play 60 at the Park pres. by Texas Children's Hospital

    Join us at Levy Park (3801 Eastside St., Houston, TX 77098) on Monday, Sept. 25 from 4-7 PM for fun-filled events to keep your kids active!

    Complete details snd registration info - http://www.houstontexans.com/fan-zone/Play60Park.html

  • Tue., Sep. 26, 2017 5:45 PM - 7:00 PM CDT Players Show Live from Fuddruckers

    Join Texans DE Chirstian Covington from 6 PM – 7 PM at Fuddruckers (3929Southwest Fwy, Houston, TX 77027) for a live Texans Radio on SportsRadio 610 broadcast with Voice of the Texans, Marc Vandermeer, and special guests!

    Plus, all Houston area Fuddruckers will be feature a Buy One Texans Burger Combo, Get One Free Texans Burger and $15 beer buckets every Tuesday during the season for fans showing up in their Texans gear, whether the Texans win or lose their previous game, so don't miss out!

    Then stay for Texans All Access from 7-8 PM.  Lots of Texans prizes & giveaways!

  • Fri., Sep. 29, 2017 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM CDT Texans Friday: Jack in the Box

    Noon-1pm – Jack in the Box, 801 Telephone Road, Houston, TX 77023

    Proudly wear your Texans gear to get a FREE Jumbo Jack for this hour at this location

    Houston Texans Cheerleaders signing autographs and taking pictures

    Jack in the Box is going to be giving away 4 tickets to a Houston Texans home game and two autograph items

    More info: http://www.houstontexans.com/fan-zone/Texans-Friday.html


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2017 Houston Texans Kids Triathlon presented by Texas Children’s Hospital
Saturday, May 20  & Sunday, May 21
Houston, Texas

The Houston Texans and Texas Children’s Hospital, in partnership with the nonprofit organization Kids Triathlon, Inc., have partnered to bring you the 2017 Houston Texans Kids Triathlon presented by Texas Children’s Hospital. It is expected to be the largest USATriathlon sanctioned kids triathlon in the world for the fourth year in a row with more than 3,000 participants ages 6 to 15. Thousands of families will gather for the interactive triathlon expo days and tons of racing fun. The Houston Texans are proud to support this PLAY 60 initiative, helping to build a generation of healthy, active and responsible kids.

Location
The Houston Texans Kids Triathlon will be held at:

NRG Stadium
Two NRG Park
Houston, TX 77054

Registration
Please click here for registration information.

Official Race Results
Click here for Juniors results.
Click here for Seniors results.

Race Photos
Click here for Juniors race photos.
Click here for Seniors race photos.

USA Triathlon Waiver
The USAT Waiver & Release of Liability MUST BE completed by a parent or legal guardian before any kid will be allowed to race. THERE ARE NO EXCEPTIONS to this rule. In an effort to speed up Packet Pick-Up, we are asking for you to print and complete this form BEFORE you arrive at the Registration Tent on Friday (Junior Division) or Saturday (Senior Division). This will save you time and help minimize the lines for everyone. Again, you will not get your race packet until we receive this completed form. Extras will be available on-site, if needed.

Click here to print form.

Race Information Emails
Race Info 1
Race Info 2 Juniors – Coming soon!
Race Info 2 Seniors – Coming soon!
Race Info 3 Juniors – Coming soon!
Race Info 3 Seniors – Coming soon!

Training Guide courtesy of Texas Children’s Hospital

The Houston Texans and Kids Triathlon, Inc. are proud to partner with Texas Children’s Hospital on the 2016 Houston Texans Kids Triathlon. To prepare yourself or your child for the race, Texas Children’s Hospital has put together a guide that offers nutrition advice, an endurance training plan and safety tips so all participants will train properly and perform their best on race day. This tool is FREE so make-sure to download and print today!

To download the guide, click here.

Map
This year the race will be held on a closed course at NRG Park in the shadow of NRG Stadium!  Water stations, race volunteers, and safety personnel will be positioned throughout the race. The pool, transition area, and start line with be in the Green Lot which is bordered by Westridge on the south, Kirby on the east, Murworth to the north, and Lantern Point to the west. Please note: Murworth will be closed to through traffic for the safety of participants.

Click here to view map.

Parking
Free parking is available in NRG Stadium’s Blue Lot for all participants, spectators, and volunteers with the printed parking pass. You must print the pass and present it to the NRG Stadium parking attendants; otherwise a fee of $12 will apply. Please distribute the parking pass to family and friends that are attending for their use as well.

The Blue Lot will be accessible from two entrances: Gate 9 at Kirby and Westridge (Google Maps Address: 8825 Kirby Drive) and Gate 8 (8849 Kirby Drive, Houston, TX 77054) off of Kirby closer to 610. Once parked please head north towards the stadium and proceed up the ramp to the pedestrian bridge. Take the pedestrian bridge over Kirby and follow the ramp down to access the green lot where packet pick-up and the start line will be.

Click here to print the parking pass.

Spectators
While triathlon is not known as a spectator sport, kids triathlons are different.  They are exciting and fast-paced. In addition, they attract a lot of fans – including moms, dads, grandmas, grandpas, aunts, uncles and siblings. In total, we expect more than 10,000 fans to join our participants at the NRG Stadium on May 20 and 21.

With this many people on-hand, we do everything possible to design a course that is safe and provides spectators with the opportunity to see their athletes swim, bike, run and finish.  However, it will take some moving around to see everything.  Here are a few important details all spectators will need to know:

• Only registered athletes are allowed in the transition area. We will have hundreds of volunteers on-hand to help each athlete, and we want the kids to accomplish this goal as independently as possible.
• For safety reasons, every race packet includes a set of matching wrist bands (with a unique, identifying number). These are designed to be torn apart with one placed on the wrist of the athlete and the other placed on the wrist of a parent or legal guardian. We will hold each athlete at the finish line until the matching wrist band is presented.
• Only registered athletes and volunteers are allowed on the race course. This is critical for the safety of all participants and will be strictly enforced.  Please listen to all volunteers and police as they are there to ensure the safety of your child.
• If you are the parent of an athlete, please make sure they are 100% ready to race. We trust your judgment to determine they are able to safely complete the swim, bike and run portions of the event.

Hotels & Travel
We welcome race participants that are traveling from all over the region to be a part of the Houston Texans Kids Triathlon. William P. Hobby Airport is less than 30 minutes from the stadium, and George Bush Intercontinental Airport is less than 40 minutes from the stadium. Both are home to hundreds of flights each day.

The Kids Triathlon has made arrangements for a $99 rate at the official hotel, the Holiday Inn next door to NRG Park. Rooms must be booked directly with the hotel.

Holiday Inn Houston S - NRG Area - Med Center
8111 Kirby Dr.
Houston, Texas
77054
Phone: 713-790-1900
Block Code: KDA

Click here to book.

Houston Texans PLAY 60
In October of 2007, the NFL launched the NFL PLAY 60 initiative. This program is a national health and fitness campaign focused on improving the health and wellness of our youth by encouraging them to be active for at least 60 minutes a day.

In this spirit, the Texans were proud to be one of the Founding Partners of the Houston Texans Kids Triathlon. This event helps teach kids swimming and bike safety, and it encourages thousands of families to be active together.

Texans players, coaches, and Cheerleaders will be appearing throughout the community to help get kids ready and excited to race. The Houston Texans are proud to help build a generation of healthy, active, and responsible kids.

To learn more about PLAY 60, click HERE.

Race Committee
It is not a coincidence that the Houston Texans Kids Triathlon became the largest kids triathlon in the world in only 3 years. In fact, it is largely due to the incredible efforts of a team of volunteers. These folks form the Organizing Committee for this wonderful event, and they work tirelessly to ensure everything comes together to create an amazing experience for the participants, sponsors and spectators. Their goal is to make each year better than the last.

Please join us in recognizing and thanking these community leaders of the 2017 event:
• Lagenia Clark (Founder of Justin’s Triumph)
• Shelda Moll (Leader of Kids Triathlon, Inc.)
• Adrienne Saxe (Senior Community Development Manager of the Houston Texans)
• Emmarie Clark (Senior Director of the YMCA of Greater Houston)
• Tom Tirado (Ambassador)

History
The first modern triathlon was held in 1974 in San Diego. In 2000, triathlon became an Official Olympic Sport for the first time as part of the Sydney Olympic Games. Since then, it has been recognized as one of the fastest growing sports in the world.  And, kids triathlons have been an important part of this trend.

In 2009, Kids Triathlon (a 501(c)3 entity) helped organize its first triathlon for kids in Jacksonville, FL. Nearly 500 youth (ages 5 to 15) participated, making it the largest first-time kids triathlon ever held. The First Coast Kids Triathlon continued to grow over the next 3 years to more than 1,700 participants in 2011 becoming the largest kids triathlon in the USA.

This success attracted the attention of USATriathlon (the governing body of the sport in the U.S. under the auspices of the U.S. Olympic Committee); the NFL PLAY60 initiative; and the YMCA. Together, these organizations pooled resources to expand the event into Nashville in 2011. Over the ensuing years, Kids Triathlon, Inc. grew into the largest kids triathlon series in the world with events in six cities and more than 8,000 participants in 2014.

The first Houston Kids Triathlon was held in April 2012 and has grown every year. The Houston Texans and the YMCA of Greater Houston were Founding Partners of the event. In 2014, the Houston Kids Triathlon became the largest kids triathlon in the world and more than 3,000 participants are expected for 2017.

In 2015, the event officially became the Houston Texans Kids Triathlon. In the true spirit of Texas, it continued to be the same great event – only bigger and better.

For more information on Kids Triathlon, Inc. and on kids triathlon events in other cities, click here.

Press
Media credentials are available for race weekend as well as for what kids are doing to prepare for the big race. Please utilize the information below to reach out to us, and we will do everything possible to help.

Tom Gildersleeve, Event Director
Kids Triathlon, Inc.
Email:  tgildersleeve@comcast.net
Phone: (904) 610-9921

Contact Us
Because the Houston Texans Kids Triathlon is organized largely through a group of volunteers, we do not have a permanent, physical address in the Houston area. For this reason, it is easiest to contact us through either email or phone and a member of our team will get back to you as soon as possible.

Race Director
 Chris Reese
 Email:  Chris.KidsTriathlon@gmail.com
 Phone: 904.448.2464

Event Director
 Tom Gildersleeve
 Email: Tgildersleeve@comcast.net
 Phone: 904.610.9921

Group & Team Coordinator
 Lagenia Clark
 Email: LageniaC@comcast.net
 Phone:  281.830.5411

Event Organizer
 Shelda Moll
 Email: SheldaMoll@yahoo.com
 Phone:  904.448.2114