Huntersville Family Fitness and Aquatic Center held the second race of the Birkdale Animal Hospital Kids Triathlon Series on May 19. Children competed in five age categories ranging from 4 to 14 years old. The length of each leg depended on the child's age group. Just under 200 kids participated in the race.
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Huntersville Family Fitness and Aquatics - HFFA’s kids’ triathlon series, which comprises four events – April 24, May 16, June 13 and July 18 – began in 2009, one year after HFFA’s adult sprint triathlon event first took place. The goal is to encourage area youth to be physically active and fit, and to teach them there’s more to modern-day athletics than traditional stick-and-ball sports. The kids’ triathlons, expected to draw 1,100-1,200 participants per summer for the four events, are open for ages 4-14. They have become a regional attraction with participants from Georgia, South Carolina, Tennessee and the Midwest. Visit http://www.hffa.com/2013KidsTriathlonSeries.html for more information.
A local gym Cheer White Lightning All-Stars take first place with 8 out of 9 teams March 9 at the Epic Brands Battle in Queen City. The Junior Level 1 Infinity team, Youth Level 3 Notorious team, Youth Level 2 Electric team, Senior Level 4 Obsession team, Junior Level 4 Evolution team, Senior Level 5 Restricted Epic team, The Mini Level 1 Chronicles, and Senior Level 2 Infamous team all placed first in their divisions and were crowned national champions. Tiny's placed 2nd in their division.