IronKids Oklahoma City08/22/10
IronKids Oklahoma City
The IronKids Series will target 600 participants per event between the ages of 6 and 15 years old. Children will compete in age-appropriate distances with an emphasis on fitness, fun and safety.
August 22, 2010
IronKids Oklahoma City
Athlete on-site registration and packet pick up, race start, transition and finish will all take place at Lake Hefner, on Old Lakeshore Drive, off of West Hefner Road.
REGISTRATION AND PACKET PICK-UP:
Athlete registration and packet pick-up hours are as follows: Saturday, Aug. 21, from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., and Sunday, Aug. 22 (race day), from 6:30 a.m. to 7:30 a.m.
Saturday, Aug. 8, from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.
REGISTRATION AND PACKET PICK-UP FORMAT:
When you arrive at the registration area there is a large tented area where registration and packet pick-up is located. There will be numbered 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.
Distances for the IronKids Triathlon will vary, depending on the age of participants:
Junior (ages 6 to 8): 50-yard swim, 2-mile bike and 500-yard run
Intermediate (ages 9 to 11): 150-yard swim, 4-mile bike and 1-mile run
Senior (ages 12 to 15): 300-yard swim, 8-mile bike and 2-mile run
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 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. If you have one bike to be used by two different athletes in SEPARATE DIVISIONS, they will be able to share a bike. Please make sure that they are in separate divisions (Junior, Intermediate, Senior).
Participants will have a race number 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. There will also be race briefings every hour on Saturday starting at 1:15 p.m. and on at 3:30 p.m. We encourage people to attend the 1:15 p.m. race briefing followed by the free triathlon clinic!
The swim start will be in waves with approximately 10 kids entering the water per one-minute interval. 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). THE "YMCA OF GREATER OKLAHOMA CITY SWIM COURSE", WATER SAFETY AND WARM UP:
Wetsuits are allowed. The Swim Course Director, Kendra Musick will be overseeing the large team of YMCA Lifeguards and Water Safety marshals that will be both on the shore and in the water. Our in-water team will be on boards and/or kayaks, lining the swim course.
Swimmers will be allowed to warm up (swim) 15 minutes before the start of each race.
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.
The bike course will be on roads closed to motor traffic. The Senior and Intermediate divisions will be on the same four mile, out and back loop course, with multiple laps for the Seniors. The Juniors will compete on a two mile, out and back loop course. 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. TIMING:
Our race will be chip-timed by Prime Time. 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 the day following the event.
MEDALS AND AWARDS:
All finishers will receive commemorative medals. Trophies will be awarded to the Top three finishers 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 group will qualify for the National Championship. Athletes will know if they qualified by simply looking at the results at the end of the race. Additionally, everyone who qualifies will be notified electronically by the IronKids Team in the week following the race.
- Begins: Aug 22, 2010
- Ends: Aug 22, 2010
- Begins: Aug 09, 2009
- Ends: Aug 09, 2009
Lake Hefner Old Lakeshore Drive, Oklahoma City, OK