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Westport Y Hosts Kids Triathlon

WESTPORT, Conn. – The second annual Strong Kids Triathlon will be held Sept. 18 at Staples High School. The event supports the Westport Weston Family YMCA's annual Strong Kids Campaign.

Kids age 6 to 9 will take part in a 75-meter swim, 1 1/4-mile bike race and 1/2-mile run. Children age 10 and older will compete in a 150-meter swim, 2 1/2-mile bike ride and 1-mile run. For the 6-and-under set, there is a 100-meter dash. Registration and check-in begin at 8 a.m. All participants receive a T-shirt and a medal.

"It's a fun, friendly event for the whole family to cheer the athletes on – and it's all for a good cause," says Jacquie Tumminia, the Family Y's senior director of aquatics and competitive swimming. She also is the coordinator for the Strong Kids Triathlon and Point-to-Point Compo Beach swim.

Joining the team effort this year is TD Bank as lead sponsor. Other sponsors include Advanced Radiology Consultants, 1-800 Plumber of Stamford, Willows Pediatrics, Bobby Q's and Cycle Dynamics.

For details or to register for the Family Y's Strong Kids Triathlon on Sept. 18, visit or contact Jacquie Tumminia at 203-226-8981, x. 119, or Registration is $25 per participant through Sept. 14; $35 from Sept. 15 to18 (dash is $10). All proceeds will support the Strong Kids Campaign.To make contribution online, visit and click on Strong Kids.

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