This is a fun triathlon for kids 4-12. We strive to provide a positive experience where health and self-confidence are promoted in a safe and family-friendly environment.
As a component of the entire Race the River Triathlon weekend, the Kid’s race will be held Saturday during adult packet pick up, so that the kids will have the opportunity to race on the same course that adults will race on the next day! Each will receive a swim cap, t-shirt, a goodie bag and best of all, a super cool finisher’s medal! All will race through the finisher’s chute to the finish line amid a cheering crowd.
For our youngest athletes, ages 4-7, one support person will be permitted to assist/help the child in transition if necessary. A color wristband will identify this person. We will have plenty of volunteers in the water, in transition and on the bike and run courses to assist as well. Your 8-12 year old athletes will be well taken care of by our volunteers.
Floatation devices are allowed during the swim portion of the race. The water is very shallow and if need be, kids who do not swim well can walk through the water. We will have volunteers in the water to assist.
NOTE: There will be a short run distance from the water to transition which will be roped off and supported by volunteers. There will be a carpeted path for kids to run on up to the dike road, and then down to transition. If you are concerned about your child's bare feet, they may use water shoes in the water and through to transition, or have a pair of shoes or flip-flops on the beach to put on after the swim to run up to transition.
Helmets are required during the bike portion of the race. Training wheels and other safety devices are allowed and encouraged when needed. Our course will take kids throughout blocked-off roads on the NIC campus and back to transition. Roads will be closed to traffic while kids race. Monitored corners and crosswalks will be set up to allow for a safe ride.
Kids will run a marked course on the Centennial Trail and back to the finish line. Volunteers will be on the course to ensure a safe run and clear turnaround markers.
All finishers will receive a medal!