About Us

The 2017 season marks 9 years for the SunRype TRi KiDS Triathlon Series!

We started TRi KiDS in 2009 with races in Oakville, Mississauga, Milton and Bracebridge.  In season two we continued to expand into communities in Ontario and in 2011 the TRi KiDS series headed west with a race in Kelowna, BC the home of our Title Sponsor, SunRype.  TRi KiDS Calgary was added in 2014, Vancouver in 2017 and we have plans for continued growth into new communities and provinces.  TRi KiDS is Canada’s only triathlon series JUST FOR KiDS!

Over the years we have worked with many first class organizations offering running and multisport events, from the Mississauga Marathon, the Canada Running Series and MultiSport Canada. With our passion for managing events we added our love of the tropics and white sand beaches and created the Island Girl Half Marathon & 5K, an annual running race for women on Toronto Island.  Also entering its 9th year, Island Girl is an intimate, tropical-themed race on a flat and scenic course.  The live steel drum band, tropical juice, coconut water and vibrant energy makes this race an annual favourite on running calendars, selling out each year.

Run Well Events Inc. is the company we founded as a home for the SunRype TRi KiDS Series, Island Girl Half Marathon & 5K and the other great events we are contracted to manage like the Cadillac Fairview 5K Run/Walk in Toronto.  Even though our weekends are filled with organizing races you will see us as volunteers or participants at other events.

We love organizing races!  With over 90 races under our belt we have become very accustomed to the 3:00 am race site arrivals.  We couldn’t do what we do without our dedicated crew and volunteers.  They are just as passionate as we are about our commitment to a ‘Run Well’ event.

Since TRi KiDS began in 2009 we have had the pleasure of seeing over 40,000 athletes cross under the inflatable FINISH line. We still find ourselves ‘misty-eyed’ as each athlete is greeted with cheers, hugs and smiles.

We are often asked what we do in the off-season….well, we take a bit of time to ‘research’ the island way of life and then it’s right back to preparing for the next season of races!

We welcome your questions, comments and feedback. For the quickest response send us an email or call 905-901-1918 and leave a message.

Tara and Brad Melville

RunWellEvents

Island Girl Running