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Tampa Bay Kids Triathlon will have kids run, bike and swim through Adventure Island

Adventure Island in Tampa is opening up its lazy river and the Busch Gardens parking lot for a kids triathlon on Saturday, and athletes will get a ticket to stay and play in the water park.

Kids 6 to 14 will swim with the current in the park's heated Rambling Bayou, bike 1.5 to 3 miles through the Busch Gardens parking lot, depending on age, and run in a grassy field in the fourth annual Tampa Bay Kids Triathlon.

More than 350 kids registered for last year's triathlon, said park spokeswoman Karen Varga-Sinka.

The $55 registration price online through Thursday includes a "swag bag" and Under Armour T-shirt as well as a finisher's medal. The first 450 registered get a free Stay and Play ticket.

After the race, on-site participants will have the chance to enter to win a youth Specialized brand road bike from Cycle Sports Concepts, which will also serve as the official bike technicians for this USA Triathlon sanctioned event.

Adventure Island, a 30-acre water park with multiple slides and splash play area, is located at 10001 McKinley Drive, Tampa, across from Busch Gardens. Registration, entry fees, course maps, an athlete guide, parking directions and other information can be found on the event website, tampabaykidstriathlon.com.

Regular one-day tickets to Adventure Island are $44 in advance at adventureisland.com, or $51 for adults and $46 for children at the gate. And there's a deal available through March 31 at buschgardens.com that gets you a free Adventure Island pass good all season (through October) when you buy a $99 Fun Card at Busch Gardens.

Contact Sharon Kennedy Wynne at [email protected] Follow @SharonKWn.

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