Kick off the Leadman Tri with a free Kids’ Festival Friday

Leadman TriathlonThe Leadman Triathlon is this Saturday (as mentioned here) but the night before the Old Mill District is hosting a free Kids’ Festival to kickoff the Leadman weekend. Here’s the blurb:

Saturday’s Leadman Epic Triathlon in Bend might be for big boys and girls, but a free Kids’ Festival and 1k fun run Friday in the Old Mill District proves the whole family can revel in the Leadman spirit.

The free Kids’ Festival kicks off at 5:30 p.m. on Friday, September 21, and includes face painting, sign-making for kids cheering a favorite athlete, and a monster bouncy-house extravaganza. Kids 14 and under who want to test their athletic skills can join a 1k fun run starting at 6 p.m. and finishing under the official Leadman Triathlon archway. The registration fee for the run is $5, and participants can buy an optional t-shirt for $5 extra.

For more information about Leadman Triathlon events, contact To sign up for the kids’ 1k fun run, visit the online registration link: