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Tri-ing for Childrens - Kids Triathlon

Description.

2010 Tri-ing for Childrens - Kids Triathlon

Website

When

Saturday, July 24, 2010 at 9:00 am

Where

Ottawa Lake, South Kettle Moraine State Forest - Southern Unit
Eagle, WI

Fees

$30 per participant ($40 after June 30, 2010), Relays (for ages 9 and up) $50 ($60 after June 30, 2010) Race day registration is $50.00

Description

Kid’s Triathlon

6:30 a.m. – 8:15 a.m.: Kid’s Triathlon Packet Pick-up and Bike Racking
8:30 a.m. - Mandatory Race Meeting for Parents and Athletes
9:00 a.m. – Race Start
Expected age group start times will be provided prior to the race on our website.
Race start will be time trial format.
Post race snacks are provided for kids triathlon participants.
1:00p.m. – 5:00 p.m.: Race Expo and Adult Triathlon Packet Pick-up at Delafield Brew Haus

Distances

NOTE: Age groups based on ages on 12/31/10.

(ages 3-4): 25 yd Swim – 1/4 mi Bike - .10 mi Run
(ages 5-6): 50 yd Swim – 1 mi Bike - .25 mi Run
(age 7-10): 100 yd Swim - 3 mi Bike - .5 mi Run
(ages 11-14): 200 yd Swim – 6 mi Bike – 1 mi Run

Disabled participants can choose age category, based on ability

Timing

Children triathletes will enjoy wearing a timing chip around their ankle allowing each participant to see their actual finishing time for each segment. This chip and ankle strap will be provided at the time of packet pick-up.

USAT Insurance - New Youth guidelines

All athletes 14 and under must buy a youth one year membership for $5 which can be purchased online or on race day. Go to www.TriingforChildrens.com for links. (Athletes 15 and over MUST race in adult event.)

T-Shirts, Finisher Medals and Rewards

All children triathletes will be given a t-shirt, sponsor goody bag and finisher medal. First, second and third place finishers in each age and gender category will be given an award certificate. (No trophies will be handed out to help keep this a positive experience for all children who are out there trying their hardest.)

About the Race

Kettle Moraine State Park - Southern Unit is a large park preserve in a natural wooded setting located in Eagle/Dousman area, 10 miles south of Oconomowoc, just 20-25 minutes from Milwaukee and 40 minutes from Madison.

Swim

The swim will be held in spring-fed Ottawa Lake. The course for the kid’s triathlon will be set so depths allow for a proper swim for older children, with shallow waters for our youngest participants. The water will be very temperate given the time of year in late July. Participants will start in individual time trial starts to avoid crowding and provide a more relaxed start for the a positive race experience. Swim caps are mandatory. The start will be very controlled in a separated area to keep congestion off the beach, but close enough for spectators to see the action and cheer on their triathlete. A high ratio of volunteers to participants will be on hand.

Bike

The bike course for the kid’s triathlon will be a flat ride on a closed course for safety under the USAT rules. Bike routes will be out and back with a 180 degree turn around.

Run

The run for the kid’s triathlon will be on a closed course for safety under the USAT rules. The course will be on the paved roads.

Transition (T1 and T2)

The bike racks and transition area will be just steps away from the beach in a fenced off area for safety and security. Each child will have a designated rack space and spot specifically for their gear. Participants should bring a small towel to lay out their items for each transition, for easy identification, and to be ready to go from sport to sport to make it a fun experience.

ONE parent or a designated assistant will be allowed to assist children age 8 and under and for disabled athletes. A duplicate race number will be provided for ONE assistant in the registration packet. Only those wearing a race number will be allowed in transition areas. Older children will be assisted by volunteers ONLY. No siblings, other adults, or pets will be allowed in the transition area. We ask that all pets be left home for the safety of racers and spectators.

Event Dates.

    Event 1
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Location.

Ottawa Lake South Kettle Moraine State Forest, Eagle, WI

Past Results.

Past Media.

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