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There are three divisions for the triathlon: Seniors (age 12 to 15), Intermediates (age 9 to 11) and Juniors (age 5 to 8).

IronKids Alpharetta, one of the largest IronKids triathlons in the country, is returning to Alpharetta on Sept. 14 to 15, at the Wills Park Pool.

The mission of IronKids is to inspire and motivate youth through sports to lead active, positive and healthy lifestyles. IronKids Alpharetta, open to youth ages 6 to 15, provides an interactive weekend experience for the entire family showcasing the nation’s top youth triathlon talent as well as to positively introduce the realm of multi-sport to first-time triathletes.

Saturday events include an expo and bike drop-off from 12 to 5 p.m. Sunday’s race day kicks off at 7:15 a.m. and runs until 11 a.m. Registration is now open for entrants and costs $50 to register online and $75 to register race weekend.

IronKids is managed by Premier Event Management, a nation-wide endurance race event organizer, who has partnered with the Alpharetta Convention & Visitors Bureau for ten years on this event.

“I cannot wait to get back to Alpharetta this year for the 2019 IronKids,” president of Premier Event Management Bill Burke said. “Alpharetta gives our athletes and their families the opportunity to shop, dine and compete in a world-class race all in one location. The city is so welcoming and the families love coming to Alpharetta.”

The IronKids event in Alpharetta has remained the one of the largest youth triathlons in the country with an expected 800 athletes competing. The race will include three divisions: Juniors, age 6 to 8; Intermediates, age 9 to 11; and Seniors, age 12 to 15. All participants will receive an Alpharetta IronKids shirt, finisher medal, chip timing and complimentary food and refreshments.

The Alpharetta Convention & Visitors Bureau is giving away 35 race registrations to this year’s race at awesomealpharetta.com/ironkids-alpharetta-triathlon-giveaway. The giveaway runs through July 31. Winners will be contacted the week of Aug. 5 with a promotion code.

“The IronKids Triathlon is one of Alpharetta’s prestigious events that brings young athletes from around the U.S. to compete in one of the largest kid’s triathlons in the country,” president and CEO of the ACVB Janet Rodgers said.

“I am amazed by the energy and enthusiasm taking place on the morning of the event, how proud the parents are of their children and how excited the kids are to be a part of this event. We are thrilled to give away entries so children and their families can experience the race in Alpharetta.”

IronKids Alpharetta is free to spectators. The awards ceremony will take place following the triathlon at 11 a.m. The Wills Park Pool is located at 1815 Old Milton Pkwy, Alpharetta, GA.

Old Milton Parkway will close at 5:30 a.m. Sunday morning, between Highway 9 and Wills Road.

For more information on registration and hotel accommodations in Alpharetta visit awesomealpharetta.com/ironkids-triathlon.

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