RSVP Montgomery

The Transporter Triathlon

SEPTEMBER/OCTOBER 2014

Katy Sulhof

Kid One Transport System is in the business of moving children, and now it’s asking you to get moving for children. Founded in 1997, Kid One provides free rides to health care appointments for children and expectant mothers with little or no means of transportation. It’s the only nonprofit of its kind in Alabama and among a few similar organizations nationwide. In 17 years, Kid One has completed more than 275,000 transports covering hundreds of thousands of miles. And now, Kid One wants you to add mileage to your physical odometer by participating in the Transporter Triathlon on September 13, 2014, at The Waters in Pike Road, Alabama. The USA Triathlon-sanctioned event includes a 300-yard lake swim, 12-mile bike ride, and 3-mile run. If you’ve never competed in a triathlon, this one falls in the “sprint” category, so it’s a good one to get you started (the running portion, alone, of a full tri is more than eight times longer). Registration is open until September 10, 2014, and you can sign up as an individual or register as a team. The race is limited to the first 175 entries. Those spots will fill up fast, so better move quickly. Your registration includes a t-shirt and post-race food and drinks. But most importantly, it includes the means by which Kid One can continue to operate and help thousands more mothers and children in need. The idea of not having reliable transportation is foreign to most people, but the children who Kid One serves live that reality everyday. That was what Hoover firefighter Russell Jackson discovered when he began researching the need for health transportation services in Alabama. Mass transit is often limited even in urban areas and especially rural communities. He found that tens of thousands of families across the state lacked safe and reliable transportation options. Kid One began with one man, one van, and a vision. Today, Jackson’s organization operates 21 vans serving 39 counties and so far, 29,000 children and expectant mothers... The Transporter Triathlon is a short distance you can go to help Kid One keep the wheels in motion for many more miles to come.

 

What you need to know:

Race Day:                    September 13, 2014 at 8 a.m.

    The Waters

    55 Bridge Street, Pike Road

 

Tri Distance:                Swim - 300 yards

    Bike - 12 miles

    Run - 3 miles

 

Deadline:                     September 10, 2014

 

Cost:                            Individual - $75 + $5 online

Team - $150 + $15 online fee

 

Register:                      Isignedup.com/event/24 or www.MontgomeryMultisport.com   

 

*Day of Race Packet Pick Up: $200

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