5th Annual Estrella Kid’s Triathlon
Expecting Record Participation
Triathlon allows children to explore their interest in swimming, cycling and running.
Goodyear, AZ (October 17, 2011)—The 5th annual Estrella Kid’s Triathlon, being held this year on November 13th, 2011 is expecting record attendance. Five years ago when the event was started by several Estrella neighbors, only a few dozen children participated. This year, event organizers expect over 150 young triathletes.
The triathlon was conceived when some Estrella residents who are triathlon enthusiasts noticed that most kid’s triathlons are associated in some way with adult triathlons. “We thought the kids would have a much better time if there was a race just for them,” said Amy Vasquez, executive director of Estrella Multi-Sport, the non-profit who organizes the triathlon.
“The most important thing about the Estrella Kid’s Triathlon is that the kids have fun. We want to make the course hard enough to be challenging, but something that most of them will finish. The kids get such a thrill and feel such a sense of accomplishment when they cross the finish line and receive their finishers’ medal,” she added.
An avid triathlete herself, Vasquez says that finishing a triathlon gives any athlete, young or old, certain bragging rights. Estrella Triathlon participants proudly walk to school sporting their triathlon tee-shirts and drawstring backpacks.
Because of generous donations, sponsorships and support from the community over the years, EMS has been able to keep the entry-fee reasonably priced, at $20 for Estrella residents and $30 for non-residents. And this year they are giving back by donating a portion of their proceeds to Homeless Youth Connection.
The 5th Annual Estrella Kid’s Triathlon starts at 9 a.m. November 13th at the Starpointe Resident’s Club at Estrella. It is open to children aged 13 and under. Participants must register for the triathlon by Oct. 23rd to guarantee a tee-shirt and goodie bag, and no later than Nov. 12 to participate. To learn more about the 5th Annual Estrella Triathlon and to register for the event, visit www.estrellamultisport.com.
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Estrella provides a lakeside mountain oasis nestled in the Sierra Estrella Mountains, approximately 17 miles from downtown Phoenix on Estrella Parkway in Goodyear, in the Sonoran Desert Valley. Estrella currently offers more than 500 acres of parks and open space including 72 acres of lakes for boating and fishing, the Starpointe Residents Club, hiking trails, basketball, volleyball and tennis courts. Estrella is also home to a Nicklaus-design championship golf course. Estrella's sense of seclusion is enhanced by the adjacent 19,840-acre Estrella Mountain Regional Park. The land use plan for Estrella calls for approximately 50,000 homes, about 1,600 acres of commercial and a build-out of approximately 25 years (approximately 2032). For more information, please visit www.estrella.com.
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