IRONKIDS Fun Run held for kids before IRONMAN Triathlon

PANAMA CITY BEACH, Fla. (WJHG/WECP) - Kids tied their sneakers and hit the pavement Friday for the IRONKIDS Fun Run.

The event is always held every Friday before the main IRONMAN Triathlon. (WJHG/WECP)

The event is always held every Friday before the main IRONMAN Triathlon.

It includes all age groups from the "diaper dash" for toddlers to a mile run for the older children. Event staff says it's great for both the parents and the kids.

Thomas Ziabert, an announcer for the IRONKIDS Fun Run, said, "This is probably the funnest event of the weekend. We love having kids involved, we have a lot of families that come down for the IRONMAN, and especially this weekend with Halloween and the kids love to go trick or treating, obviously, and do a little activity before the big race, so it's a lot for the kids but sometimes for the parents so that they can bring the kids."

The IRONMAN triathlon takes place Saturday at the Boardwalk Beach Resort in Panama City Beach.

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