2nd Annual Bad Boy Kids Triathlon for Literacy Set for July 13th

The second annual Bad Boy Kids Triathlon for Literacy is set for Saturday, July 13. Kids ages 5-18 will swim, bike and run to benefit the Ozark Foothills Literacy Project.  No experience is necessary to compete in the triathlon. In addition to water wings, young participants may also use bikes with training wheels.


Ages 5-6: Pool Swim 25 yards, Bike .5 mi, Run .25 mi


Ages 7-9 : Pool Swim 50 Yards, Bike 1 Mile, Run .5 Mile


Ages 10-12 : Pool Swim 100 Yards, Bike 2 Miles, Run .75 Mile


Ages 13-18 : Pool Swim 150 Yards, Bike 3 Miles, Run 1 Mile*


*(Separate award categories for 13-14, 15-16 and 17-18)



The cost of the event is $20 until July 12 and $25 on race day. Athletes must bring their own bikes and helmets. Registration begins at 7 a.m. The first heat will begin promptly at 9 a.m. To preregister, visit literacyindependence.org/kidstri or call 870-793-5912. Participation is limited to 100 triathletes. Register by June 30 to guarantee a t-shirt!


Major sponsors include Bad Boy Mowers, Lyon College, Fuller Bumpers Esq., The Citizens Bank, First Community Bank, and W.R.D. Entertainment. Sponsorship opportunities are still available for interested businesses and individuals.



The Ozark Foothills Literacy Project, which serves Fulton, Sharp, Izard and Independence Counties, teaches adults who are learning to read and adults who are learning English. For more information, please call 870-793-5912.