Kids Tri

Our Kids Race

Kids Race Schedule

  • 4:30 PM – Transition opens.
  • 5:45 PM – Mandatory pre-race meeting on the beach. All athletes must attend, and no athletes will be allowed in the transition area during this meeting.
  • 6:00 PM – First kids’ heat begins (Ages 11-14), Younger kids (7-10) will have a different swim start line and start immediately following the older kids.

Age Groups

  • 7-10 years old as of 12/31/2017
  • 11-14 years old as of 12/31/2017

What Parents Should Know

RACE DAY TIPS

  • Get to the transition area early. Transition area opens at 4:30 pm, NO EARLIER!
  • Please remove your gear from transition following the race. We need to make sure it’s all set up for the adult race the next day.
  • Get your body marked with your race number as you enter transition.
  • Check the pressure of your bike tires before you leave home AND before going into the transition area. If in doubt, bring a bike pump.
  • Place your bike in a rack and remember the rack position. Make sure your child sees the bike and knows how to find it when they run in.
  • Maximum 8 number of bikes per rack.
  • Only one bike per athlete is allowed in the transition area.
  • Have your race numbers attached to your bike.
  • Have your Velcro band with chip attached to your ankle.

VERY IMPORTANT   You will not be able to help your children in transition during the race.  Volunteers will be in there to assist if needed but it’s very important that they understand they are to do this by themselves.  Consider a run through of putting on tennis shoes and helmets, taking off the helmet, etc. prior to race day.

What to Expect

FIRST UP IS SWIMMING

  • Make sure your chip is attached to your black Velcro strap and around your ANKLE.
  • Volunteers will help the kids get into the correct the swim coral (by age)
  • Fast swimmers should line up to the front of the group and slow swimmers to the rear and or outside.
  • Please do not swim over other swimmers!
  • If you want less crowded areas, stay to the far right of the course. This will give you more room, as most swimmers want to stay close to the rope.

FIRST TRANSITION (SWIM TO BIKE)

  • When you come out of the water, take off your swim goggles and swim cap immediately on exit. Run toward the transition area – the sign will say “swim in” and volunteers will help direct the kids.
  • Put on shorts, shirts, socks, shoes. Put on sunglasses, and helmet. Helmets are required and chin strap must be fastened!
  • Grab your bike off the rack and head toward the exit, staying to the right hand side of the road.
  • Do not mount your bike until you exit the transition area. Kids cannot ride in transition. Volunteers will remind them to run their bike out.

SECOND TRANSITION (BIKE TO RUN)

  • When you are coming towards the end of the bike course, slow down! Volunteers will be helping but please feel free to help!
  • You must dismount your bike before entering the transition area. Slow down before the dismount sign.
  • You may not ride your bike in or out of the transition area.
  • Jog easily with your bike to your rack. (your bike must go on the same rack, in the same position where it was staged at the beginning of the event) Your legs will probably feel like they’re made of stone. It will get better when you get out onto the run.
  • Put your running shoes on first. This way you can grab the other stuff (hat, gels, etc.) and put them on as you head toward the exit.

The next time the kids come back to the park will be to finish the race! Following the race we’ll hand out medals to all finishers and awards to the top finishers in each of the following age categories:

  • 7-10 years old as of 12/31/2017
  • 11-14 years old as of 12/31/2017

Food, snacks and drinks will also be available for the hungry racers. We hope to be completely finished with the award ceremony by 8:00pm.