The 8th annual Kids Triathlon for Bob Kelleher will be held on June 11, 2017 at Victory Park in Rumson. Exercising, having fun with the kids and helping others to reach their goals and potential are all part of Bob Kelleher’s legacy and the spirit in which this race has been founded. This race is held in memory of Bob Kelleher, a Rumson resident who passed away unexpectedly in July 2009. This event is particularly appropriate to honor Bob, as it conveys some of the passions that were so much a part of his daily life. To name a few, Bob was an avid triathlete, participating in numerous local races as well as completing three “IronMan” competitions in Lake Placid, NY.
Another important passion of Bob’s was his enthusiasm for volunteering. He regularly coached his son and local children in several Rumson Recreation sports. When Bob passed away he was the captain of the Rumson First Aid Squad, where he had been an active volunteer since 2003. The proceeds for this race will be donated to The Rumson First Aid Squad and Stephy’s Place, a nonprofit organization in Red Bank that supports those suffering from grief and loss.
Race categories will be: 9 to 14 year olds: 150-yard swim, 4-mile bike and 1-mile run; 8 and under: 75-yard swim, 2.25-mile bike and ½ mile run; and 2 to 4 year olds: a two-loop balance bike.
Space is limited – for more information and to register, visit RaceForum.com/KidsTri today.