Houston Texans Kids Triathlon headed into 8th year

The Houston Texans, along with the Texas Children's Hospital and the nonprofit Kids Triathlon, Inc., will partner up for the largest USAT Kids Triathlon event in the world on Saturday, April 27 and Sunday, April 28 at NRG Stadium.

On Friday, the Texans along with offensive lineman Julién Davenport, hosted a Kids Triathlon pep rally at Wharton Dual Language Academy to help get students excited for the upcoming event, less than one month away. The mission of the Triathlon is to encourage kids to lead a healthy active lifestyle by introducing them to the sport of Triathlon. Free school programs across the city are teaching thousands of students about the basics of a triathlon and the importance of health and fitness.

Over 3,000 participants, ages six to 15, will participate in four components: swimming, biking, running and transitions. The junior participants (ages 6-10) will swim 100 yards, bike three miles and run 0.5 miles. Senior race participants (ages 11-15) will swim 200 yards, bike six miles and run one mile. The giant swimming pool is created right in the NRG Stadium parking lot, which will be transformed into a 25-yard long pool for 100 and 200-yard events.

The eighth annual Houston Texans Kids Triathlon is no small undertaking. More than 300 volunteers are needed to make the event possible. Since 2012, the Houston Texans Triathlon has donated more than $80,000 back into the Houston community to participating schools and nonprofit groups. More than 17,000 kids have participated in the annual event while 1,750 volunteers have generously donated their time to the Houston race.

The Houston Texans and Texas Children's Hospital are proud to support this PLAY 60 initiative, helping to build a generation of healthy, active and responsible kids. Training clinics are available at YMCA locations and there is still time to sign up for the biggest Kids Triathlon in the world, although signups are limited to 3,000 participants. For registration and more information, visit HoustonTexans.com/KidsTriathlon.

On Friday, the Houston Texans hosted a Houston Texans Kids Triathlon pep rally with Julien Davenport at Wharton Dual Language Academy to help get students excited to race. We are less than 30 days out from the BIGGEST kids triathlon in the world, and there is still time to sign up! Training clinics are available at the YMCA.

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