2019 Houston Texans Kids Triathlon presented by Texas Children’s Hospital
Saturday, April 27 & Sunday, April 28
The Houston Texans and Texas Children’s Hospital, in partnership with the nonprofit organization Kids Triathlon, Inc., have partnered to bring you the 2019 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 sixth 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.
The Houston Texans Kids Triathlon will be held at:
Two NRG Park
Houston, TX 77054
For Juniors ages 6-10: Swim is 100 yards, Bike is 3 miles, and the Run is 1/2 mile
For Seniors ages 11-15: Swim is 200 yards, Bike is 6 miles, and the run is 1 mile
Please read more about the difference between “race day” age and “triathlon” age as it could affect the distances your child is racing. This is especially important for kids born in 2008. Click here to learn more.
A link to race photos will be posted here after the race.
The Houston Texans and Kids Triathlon, Inc. are proud to partner with Texas Children’s Hospital on the 2019 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.
A link to race results will be posted here after the race.
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 will 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.
Map coming soon!
Free parking will be available at NRG Park for all participants, spectators, and volunteers with a parking pass for the event. More info coming soon!
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 April 27 and 28.
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 volunteer’s 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.
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.
Hotel information coming soon!