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Kids’ Triathlon to Benefit Brenner Children’s Hospital

WINSTON-SALEM – The fourth annual Kids for Kids Triathlon, benefiting Brenner Children’s Hospital, will be held on Saturday, July 15 at 8 a.m. at Wake Forest University. Kids ages 7 to 10 will compete in a 100 yard swim, a 5 kilometer bike ride and a 1 kilometer run. Kids ages 11-14 will compete in a 200 yard swim, a 10 kilometer bike ride and a 2 kilometer run on the campus of the university.

The Kids for Kids Triathlon benefits Brenner Children’s Hospital, which is part of Wake Forest University Baptist Medical Center. Preregistration fees are $25 before June 30 and $30 on the day of the race. Registration information is available on-line at the Triathlon and Multi-Sport Club of Winston-Salem’s (TRICOWS) website, www.tricows.com.

“We want to encourage children at a young age to be physically active,” said Keith Davis TRICOWS president. “This is also a way for the local triathlon chapter to be involved in the community and remind residents of the importance of leading a healthy and active lifestyle.”

Last year, over 150 children participated in the event. T-shirts are given to all participants and awards are presented to the top three finishers in each age group. For more information, visit www.tricows.com.

Media Contact: Rae Bush (336) 716-6878, rbush@wfubmc.edu; Shannon Koontz (336) 716-2415, shkoontz@wfubmc.edu; or Karen Richardson (336) 716-4453, krchrdsn@wfubmc.edu.

About Wake Forest University Baptist Medical Center: Wake Forest Baptist is an academic health system comprised of North Carolina Baptist Hospital, Wake Forest University School of Medicine and Brenner Children’s Hospital. It is licensed to operate 1,187 acute care, rehabilitation, psychiatry and long-term care beds and is consistently ranked as one of “America’s Best Hospitals” by U.S. News & World Report. Brenner Children’s was named one of the top children’s hospitals in the nation by Child magazine.

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