ST. GEORGE, Utah) - On April 6, one hundred seventy six youth from all over the State of Utah gathered in St. George, Utah to participate in the Tuff Kids SHAC Triathlon produced annually by the City of St. George. Most of the youth are between the ages of 6 to 14 years old, though participants ranged from 4 years old to 17 years old. This year’s Kid’s Triathlon is the largest held by St. George since the program began in 2006.
The SHAC Triathlon is one of seven events put on as part of the Tuff Kids Program. The Tuff Kids Program offers a Spring and a Fall triathlon, a bike criterium, a family fun bike ride, and three runs. Many of the events are run in conjunction with adult events encouraging a family fitness affair.
The SHAC Triathlon’s adult divisions run earlier in the day brought over 250 adult participants.
The SHAC TRIATHLON appears to be the largest kid’s triathlon held in the state of Utah. Other Kids Triathlons are offered by Tooele, JL Sorenson in Herriman, Pleasant Grove Pool, The SG Tri and Kokopelli Tri in St. George, none of which had results with more than 30 youth participants listed.
Annually, the City of St. George organizes a number of races, the most notable being the St. George Marathon, which Runner's World Magazine recognized in 2010 the "Most Organized Race" and the Snow Canyon Half Marathon recently named by Runner’s World one of the “Best Half Marathons” in North America Other races organized by the City include St. George Half Marathon, Midnight 5k and the Lake to Lake Relay, Save-a-Sister among others.
Aaron Metler, the 2010 St. George Marathon Winner is the St. George Race Coordinator responsible for putting on the Tuff Kids Race Program.
Results for the race are available at: http://milliseconds.com/races/index/1