Kids Helping Kids: Civic Duty Covers Logistical Expenses of Kids for a Cause Triathlon

The charity Civic Duty is helping support the Kids for a Cause Triathlon on June 14, 2014, in St. Paul, Minnesota. The race is specially-designed for kids of all ages and abilities and benefits children’s charities with a local, national and global impact.

(PRWEB) May 28, 2014

Civic Duty is helping to support the Kids for a Cause Triathlon on June 14, 2014, in St. Paul, Minnesota. The overall goal is to help kids of all ages and abilities to realize they have the strength to make a difference—locally, nationally, and globally. The triathlon is specially-designed for the individual needs of participants with younger children racing shorter distances and riding trikes, big wheels or bicycles while older kids complete more intensive races. Participants can choose to raise funds for designated children’s charities with a local, national, or global impact.

“This ‘for the kids, by the kids’ charity event gives children of all ages and abilities the opportunity to be a part of something bigger than themselves,” says Julian Omidi, Civic Duty cofounder. “That’s a valuable lesson for us all to learn in a world that seems to be getting smaller every day due to globalization trends. We are excited about this event and are honored to be a part of it and help it to succeed.”

The Kids for a Cause Triathlon, for kids 4-17 years of age and all abilities, will be held Saturday, June 14, 2014, with the first race starting at 9 a.m.

The swim portion of the race is at the Highland Aquatic Center, St. Paul, MN, with bike and foot portions on nearby streets/paths.

Participants are welcome to wear life jackets in the water, and must provide their own bike/trike and helmet.

Triathlon registration is available at:

The triathlon course is adjusted according to the participant’s age as follows:

  •     Kids 4 to 6 years old will swim 50 yards, ride a bike/trike for three quarters of a mile, and run/walk for a quarter mile.
  •     Children 7 to 10 years old will swim 100 yards, bicycle for 1.5 miles, and run for half a mile.
  •     Adolescents 11 years and older will swim 200 yards, bicycle for 3 miles, and run for one mile.

All funds raised during the 2014 triathlon will benefit, based on the participant’s election, the local charity BLAST--Bold Lives and Strong Ties; the national Children’s Miracle Network/Gillette Children's Specialty Care; and the global non-profit Clubfoot Solutions.

  •     B.L.A.S.T. (Bold Lives and Strong Ties) (, working in collaboration with the Down Syndrome Association of Minnesota, provides access and opportunities in the Twin Cities community for individuals and families dealing with a disability to interact and build strong ties with members of our community.
  •     The Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals ( affects the lives of more children and their families in the United States than any other children’s charity. Whether they suffer from common childhood afflictions like asthma or broken bones, or fight bigger challenges like birth defects or cancer, Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals provide comfort, treatment and hope to millions of sick kids and their parents every year. In St. Paul, Gillette Children's Specialty Healthcare provides specialized medical care for people with short-term or long-term disabilities that began during childhood.
  •     Clubfoot Solutions ( works to help free the world of clubfoot deformity by manufacturing and globally distributing an innovative, high quality, affordable foot abduction brace for children born with clubfoot. The goal is for children everywhere to successfully correct this deformity with the Ponseti treatment method and go on to lead normal, disability-free lives.

The Kids for a Cause Triathlon (, formerly Miracle Treats for Miracle Feet, was established in 2011 to raise money for children being treated by the Children's Miracle Network. The mission is to help kids realize they have the strength to make a difference—locally, nationally, and globally. The Kids for a Cause triathlon is unique in that it is open to children of all ages and abilities with accommodations made so that no child is turned away. If a child wants to participate and for some reason is unable, another child will race in their honor.

Civic Duty ( is dedicated to mankind’s search for meaning and promotes the values of its founders, philanthropists Julian Omidi and his brother Dr. Michael Omidi. The charity’s mission is to inspire creative outreach, community service, and volunteerism through the stories of every-day people who are making an extraordinary difference in the world. Civic Duty does not accept monetary support, but instead encourages direct donations to the charities featured on the organization’s website. To get involved and help make a difference, send a message using the website’s Contact Us function. More information about Civic Duty can be found on Facebook, Pinterest, Google+, and Twitter.