Youth Triathlon

2017 Event Information: 
For Youth Ages 5 - 14
- Kids participate in swimming, biking and running
- Participants receive a t-shirt, award and bag of goodies
- Each age is its own participation division

To help ensure that the day is a success for both participants and observers, here is some important information about the day.  Each athlete will receive a participant medal. The top three girls and top three boys in each division will receive prizes. It may be necessary to combine ages depending on the number of registered participants on the deadline. This event is not timed. The awards ceremony will be held directly after the run portion of the five year old division.  

Participants start the race in the pool and need to be ready to go 30 minutes before their start time. Announcements are made in advance to notify swimmer where each wave will meet.  Lifeguards are on duty throughout the race. Kickboards and life jackets are available for use but you may also bring your own Coast Guard approved life jackets.  Parents with participants in the five and six year old divisions are allowed in the pool to swim next to their child.  Once the swim portion is complete participants will walk from the pool to the transition area to prepare for the bike portion of the race.  

The transition area (TA) is where the participants will place their bike, helmet, shoes, clothes, towel, etc.  Only one parent/guardian will be allowed in the transition area to assist. This parent will be identifiable by a bracelet they receive at check in on the morning of the race.  The TA is marked off by age divisions. Biking gear is set out prior to the start of the race so please plan on arriving early. Also, be sure the bib is pinned to the shirt being worn for the bike and run.  Once the race begins no parents are allowed in the TA except for 1 parent per participant in the 5-6 year old division.  The TA will be used between the swim and the bike and the bike and the run.  The TA is supervised at all times.  

Please walk your bike through the TA to the beginning of the bike course. The course will be clearly marked for each age group. A shirt with the racer's bib attached and a helmet are mandatory. (Participants will not be allowed to continue without a helmet). After the bike course, bikes are parked in the TA.

Upon completion of the bike portion, participants will head out for the run. Each age division will have a specific turn around spot that is clearly marked with signs and staff/volunteers. Runners will all finish up at the same finish line.  

Items to bring:  swimsuit, towel, goggles (optional); bike; helmet (required); water bottle; sunscreen; clothes to run and bike in (your bib number must be attached to your shirt); running shoes and socks, and last but not least - a good attitude!  

Parking is available at the softball diamonds off of Royal Avenue and Thompson Road. The pool parking lot will be closed on the day of the race.  We allow spectators throughout the course but please be mindful and respectful to the participants and staff on the course. There will be plenty of spots on the sidelines for spectators throughout the course.