|Date:||May 4, 2014|
|Age Divisions:||Distances for the Kids Triathlon will vary, depending on the age of participants:
5-6 years old - 25 yard swim, 1.5 mile bike (2 laps), .6 mile run (1 lap).
|Registration and Packet Pick-Up Format:||When you arrive at the race location there will be an area where registration and packet pick-up is located. There will be marked tables under the tents (with volunteers to help guide you). You will need to visit many of these tables to ensure you are properly registered and ready to race! A parent or a legal guardian must be present during athlete check-in to sign waivers.|
|Registration Requirements|| 1. Registration Form - If you already registered online, you may bypass this table. New registrations will need to complete a registration form.
2. USAT Membership - It is mandatory that ALL PARTICIPANTS have a current USAT Youth Membership. A one-day membership is $10. If you already have a membership or have registered online with your membership number, you may bypass this table.
3. Waivers - Parents/guardians must sign all waivers in order for their child/children to participate. If you registered online you may bypass this table.
4. Athlete Check-In – Parent/guardian and participant must go to this table. We will cross reference your online registration and ask to see your USAT membership.
PLEASE NOTE: IF YOU ALREADY HAVE A USAT MEMBERSHIP THAT WAS NOT PURCHASED YOU WILL BE REQUIRED TO SHOW YOUR USAT YOUTH MEMBERSHIP CARD. IF YOU DO NOT SHOW THIS ID YOU WILL BE REQUIRED TO PURCHASE A MEMBERSHIP ON-SITE. NO EXCEPTIONS.
5. Timing – Pick-up your assigned timing chip and race bib (number) from our timing company representatives. There will be safety pins with your race bib. Safety pins are to pin the race bib to the front of the participant’s top or race belt.
|Transition and Bike Check-In:||Transition and bike check-in is ONLY ON RACE DAY. The transition will open to all age divisions at 7:00 a.m. and will close at 8:15 a.m. Once transition closes, participants and parents must exit the transition and make their way to the swim start (which is close). Parents are allowed in transition to help rack bikes and help set up participant transition area. We will have volunteers in the transition to help kids find their way to their bikes and ensure participants have their helmets on before starting the race.|
|Body Marking:||Participants will have race numbers marked on their arms and legs. Each participant will have his/her age on the back of his/her leg in marker.|
|Race Briefing:||There will be a course and rules review five minutes prior to the start of each age division, at the race start. There will also be race briefings Sunday starting at 8:15 a.m.|
|Swim Start:||The swim will take place in an outdoor, 25-yard pool. The swim start will be in waves, with children spliting lanes. This gives us 20 lanes. The first wave will start at 8:30 a.m. Waves will continue in roughly 10 minute increments. Click here for the full Wave Start Guide by age group and participant name. (Note: This guide is dated 5/3/13. It will be updated, so please check again before race day.)|
|Swim Course and Water Safety:||Wetsuits are NOT allowed. We will have a team of Lifeguards and Water Safety Marshals that will be surrounding the pool. Kickboards are allowed.|
|Transition:||The swim-to-bike transition and the bike-to-run transition are in the same place. Each participant will have a spot to rack his/her bike and set up necessary equipment. Transition will be divided into zones (Senior Division participants will be racking their bikes alongside other Senior Division participants, etc.).|
|Bike Course:||The bike course will be on paths closed to motor traffic. Each division will be on the same one-mile course, with loops of the course for the Senior and Intermediate Divisions. We will have volunteers and signs directing participants, however please make sure your child knows what division he/she is in, as we will be referring to the course based on division (Junior, Intermediate, Senior). Mile markers (large signs) will be along the course.|
|Run Course:||The run course will be on paved walkway and grass. Please make sure your child knows what division he/she is in, as we will be referring to division to help direct participants along the course.|
|Aid Stations:||There will be one aid station in the transition, no aid stations on the bike course and one aid station on the run course. Aid stations will have water.|
|General Rules (full rules will be included in race packet):||
WHAT TO BRING (EQUIPMENT):
|Information:||General Inquires: Andrew Ferguson|