USA Kids Tri Arizona is brought to you by the Tridave Legacy Trust. Dave Alexander, longtime founder, is a founder of the Tridave Legacy Trust. Tridave Legacy Trust's independent philanthropy will help introduce the sport and its lifelong health benefits to youth in the Phoenix area and provide five years of support for coaches, school outreach, training programs and event entry fees for Phoenix-area youth getting involved with triathlon.

“Triathlon is a terrific sport that has done so much for me over the years. I’ve always said if I can do a triathlon, I can do anything,” said Dave Alexander. “Getting kids involved in triathlon will expand their life. The sport will expand their athletic and mental capacity. It is an amazing sport with a wonderful community and the work the USA Triathlon Foundation is doing is just terrific."

USA Triathlon aims to grow youth triathlon and multisport by introducing the sport of triathlon in community centers, as well as connecting students to triathlon coaches, clubs, and races. USA Kids Tri Phoenix will be launching numerous different triathlon programs for youth athletes across the region. These programs will be hosted a various different community center host sites where athletes will learn the fundamentals of swimming, biking and running and also prepare for a local youth race with their friends.

The goal of this program is to introduce the sport of triathlon to new athletes and give everyone a chance to participate by eliminating any barriers of entry into the sport. All programs will include coaching from a USA Triathlon Certified Coach, access to triathlon equipment and the opportunity to participate in their first multisport event.

USA Kids Tri Phoenix was made possible by the generous support of the Tridave Legacy Trust. Click on the links below to learn more about the programs launching and the races involved. If you are interested in being part of this program, please reach out to

Thank you to our USA Kid Tri Arizona Donor, the TriDave Legacy Trust, and to its founder, Dave Alexander.

Dave Alexander

USA Kids Tri Phoenix Programs

  • Sunnyslope Community Center

    The Sunnyslope Community is hosting Kids Duathlon Training Programs for children ages 7-12. Powered by USA Triathlon’s USA Kids Tri, this program is designed to help your child learn the fundamentals of biking and running and help prepare them for their first race.

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USA Kids Tri Partner Events

  • USA Kids Tri Arizona Culminating Event

    McDowell Mountain Ranch, Scottsdale, AZ

    Sunday, April 21st, 2024

    The RipRoar Youth Triathlon Series, in partnership with USA Kid’s Tri and the Arizona Sports and Entertainment Commission, are excited to announce the inaugural RipRoar Arizona Youth Triathlon. Experience an early-season race in Arizona's warmth at Scottsdale's McDowell Mountain Ranch Preserve. This swim, bike, and run course with stunning city and mountain views is exclusively for youth ages 6-17 and promises a positive and challenging experience for all who attend.

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