We want to thank these parents for sharing their stories with us.

Just wanted to share our gratitude for organizing the SV Kids Triathlon today at De Anza College. My twin 5-year old sons had an amazing time and are already looking forward to participating again next year. This event helped boost their love for athletics and increase their personal self esteem in just finishing the race. We had so much fun today! Thank you for your efforts to make this a wonderful event!

Sandy Tolbert

Thanks so much for putting together this wonderful event for the kids. This is the 8th year that my 12 year old son has participated and he looks forward to it every year.  Have a great day! :)

Leslie Gallagher

Just wanted to thank you for a great triathalon. I loved how oganized and how positive it was.

Linda Folkman

Hi there Silicon Valley Kids Triathlon Committee,

I just wanted to thank you for yet another wonderfully run race. This is the second year our family has participated, and I have been so pleased at how well you run this race. My husband, Chris, and I are very grateful and happy that our kids can participate in such an exciting and healthy activity, and we know it wouldn't be possible without your hard work and enthusiasm.

At this weekend's race, I saw one of your race officials being chewed out by a man who was upset about getting a parking ticket. (Apparently, the man neglected to pay the $2 parking fee.) I just wanted to let you know how ridiculous and inappropriate I thought this was. Your committee adequately posted information about the parking fee on the race web site, and in the pre-race instructions email. I'm sorry he [the race official] had to withstand such inappropriate abuse, especially in light of how much work he must've put into the race. I want to let you know that our family, as well as many other families we know whose children raced that day, feel that everything was extremely well run. We thank every one of you.

Carol Liou (Parent of Katrina Liou, age 6, and Alex Liou, age 3)

Thank you to you and your club for organizing this event. My two girls really enjoyed themselves.

One suggestion...scale the swim for 7-8 down to 50 yards. Why the big jump from 1 lap to 4 laps as you move from 6 and under to 7-8?

Otherwise, great event. Loved it.


We just wanted to say thank you for a well organized and fun event. Yesterday was our first experience with the SVTriathalon Club. Our 5 year old participated and he had a wonderful time and he made us so proud. We were quite impressed with the organization of the event from start to finish. We look forward to participating again next year.


I admit I was skeptical when my 8 year old daughter said she wanted to enter the SV Kids Triathlon. She doesn't participate in other organized sports and really doesn't like crowds, but we really wanted to support her trying this event out so we signed her up. My 12 year old son also decided to enter.

What a great event! Everyone was so friendly, everything was so well organized and every kid felt like a winner for participating and finishing! Our compliments. Both my children carried their medals around all afternoon and are wearing their t-shirts to school today to show everyone. It was just an all around positive experience. Thanks so much!

First of all, congratulations on a tremendously well run and fun event for the kids. Juliette is looking forward to participating again next year and maybe in a couple of years, baby Philip will join her as well. Hats off to all your volunteers, it is truly amazing the sheer number of people that you have helping out, with smiles on their faces, encouraging the young triathletes along. It was much appreciated.