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2,000 Expected At Jacksonville Kids’ Race

The City of Jacksonville and Jacksonville University have joined the list of community partners for the 2013 First Coast Kids Triathlon.

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The City of Jacksonville and Jacksonville University have joined the list of community partners for the 2013 First Coast Kids Triathlon, which will be held in May 4-5 at Jacksonville University, Mayor Alvin Brown announced Wednesday.

More than 2,000 youth athletes are expected to participate in the fifth annual event, which organizers called the largest in the country for children, according to a news release.

“The First Coast Kids Triathlon is about investing in our youth. More than sport, it’s an opportunity to encourage character development and hard work while teaching about the spirit of competition,” said Brown.

The event, he said, will help guide “young people on a path to healthier, more active lives,” he said.

More than 350 volunteers are expected to help stage the triathlon, with as many as 6,000 spectators observing, according to the release.

Read more: Jacksonville.com

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