Date & Time
July 25, 2010
Athlete on-site registration and packet pick-up, expo, race start, transition and finish will all take place at the Monon Center at:
There will be parking at the Monon Center throughout the weekend and including race day. However, parking in the lot in front of the main entrance to the Monon Center will only be allowed access when the bike course is complete and roads are open. If you must leave the event before the end of the race, we suggest you park in the Monon Center on the east side.
REGISTRATION AND PACKET PICK-UP:
Athlete registration, packet pick-up and expo hours are as follows: Saturday, July 24, from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., and Sunday, July 19 (race day), from 6:30 a.m. to 7:30 a.m.
Distances for the IronKids Triathlon will vary, depending on the age of participants:
TRANSITION AND BIKE CHECK-IN:
Transition and bike check-in is ONLY ON RACE DAY. The transition will open to all age divisions at 6:45 a.m. and will close at 7:45 a.m. Transition will open from 8:45 a.m. to 9:00 a.m. for the Intermediate Division and from 9.45 a.m. to 10 a.m. for the Junior Division. 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. PARENTS ARE NOT ALLOWED IN THE TRANSITION DURING THE RACE. 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. Two participants will be able to share a bike if they are in SEPARATE DIVISIONS (Junior, Intermediate, Senior).
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.
There will be a course and rules review five minutes prior to the start of each age division, at the race start.
The swim will take place in an outdoor, 25-yard pool. The swim start will be in waves, with one child entering the water per 10-second interval. Participants will swim up one lane and, upon reaching the end of the lane, move over to the next lane and swim down. This will be similar to a zig-zag or switch-back formation. The Senior Division will start at 8 a.m. The Intermediate Division will start at approximately 9 a.m. (when the last Senior has completed the bike course). The Junior Division will start at 10 a.m. (when the last Intermediate has completed the bike course).
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.
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.).
The bike course will be on roads closed to motor traffic. Each division will be on the same two-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.
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. On the run course, the directional signs will be color-coded: yellow for Junior, orange for Intermediate and light blue for Senior.
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.
Our race will be chip-timed. EACH PARTICIPANT MUST WEAR A TIMING CHIP AT ALL TIMES DURING THE RACE OR HE/SHE WILL NOT RECEIVE A TIME RESULT AND WILL NOT BE ELIGIBLE TO QUALIFY FOR THE NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIP OR FOR THE SENIOR DIVISION AWARDS. Once the participant has crossed the finish line there will be volunteers retrieving the timing chip. ALL TIMING CHIPS MUST BE RETURNED. Timing results will be posted on the IronKids website.
MEDALS AND AWARDS:
All finishers will receive commemorative medals. Trophies will be awarded to the Top 3 in each age group/gender.
NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIP QUALIFIER:
Each IronKids event in the 2010 Series serves as a qualifier for the National Championship. The top five male and top five female finishers in each age division (i.e. top five 11-year-old girls, top five 12-year0old girls, etc.) will qualify for the National Championship. Athletes will know if they qualified by checking the results at the end of the race. Additionally, everyone who qualifies will be notified by the IronKids Team via e-mail in the weeks following the race and announced at the award ceremony at the race.
- Begins: Jul 25, 2010
- Ends: Jul 25, 2010
- Begins: Jul 19, 2009
- Ends: Jul 19, 2009
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