Open to kids ages 4-14!
All bikes, etc., must be set up in the transition area by 4:30pm, and kids must be present for a pre-race meeting at 4:45pm.
No parents will be allowed in the swim/bike/run transition area. Plenty of qualified volunteers will be in the transition area to assist and direct kids.
Medical and police personnel will be on site.
Approved CPSC/ANSI/SNELL bike helmet must be worn.
All bikes must have handlebar plugs or grips that cover the ends of the handlebar (Tape is not acceptable).
All kids will be given a swim cap at packet pick up that has a number on it. The number is the LANE number for your child. You can NOT request a lane number with the exception of the youngest kids who may have some special needs or considerations. Caps are given in the order of arrival at registration.
PFD’s are allowed and kick boards.
4-6 year old 25 yd swim (start on the opposite end of the pool)
7-8 year old 50 yd swim
9-10 year old 75yd swim
11-12 year old 100yd swim
13-14 year old 200 yd swim
Each participant has one lane and swims their desired distance in that lane only. If the heat is over 18 kids then swimmers may share a lane but they still swim their desired distance in one side of the lane .The swim finishes on the water park side of the pool. Shoes and shirt and/or number should be left on the water park side of the pool. Parents are to stay on the opposite side of the pool for viewing. Volunteers will help the kids exit the pool and prepare for the bike as needed. Feel free to sign up to volunteer if you wish to help ALL of the children in the race. Any child can use a kick board to assist them in the swim.
Transition 1 (4-6 year olds):
The participants climb out of the pool and put their shoes and number on. Volunteers are in place to help children in need. The participants exit the pool via the water park and run along the flags and across the road to the dirt path leading to the Huntersville park soccer field. As you reach the path chalk boxes are drawn out along the path on the right and left and the bicycles are stationed there. Your bike will be stationed be age group.
Transition 1 (7-8, 9-10, 11-12, 13-14):
The participants climb out of the pool and put their shoes and number on. Volunteers are in place to help children in need. The participants exit the pool via the water park and run along the flags to the transition area in the HFFA Parking lot. As you reach the transition area, each bike will be placed in a wooden bike rack. Your bike will be stationed by age group.
4-6 year .3mile bike
7-8 year old 1 mile bike
9-10 year old 1 mile bike
11-12, 13-14 year old 2 mile bike
The bike course goes counter clockwise around the paved path. For the 7-8, 9-10, 11-12, 13-14 year olds we will go along one side of Verhoeff Rd. for the 1 mile stretch around cones and back to the bike pick up and drop off area. The 11-12 and 13-14 year olds will do two loops.
Transition 2 (4-6 year olds):
Return your bike to the designated drop off spot according to age group and run to the soccer field. Enter the run course where the finish shoot is set up and proceed counter clockwise around the cones along on the grass inside the field.
Transition 2 (7-8, 9-10, 11-12, 13-14 year olds):
4-6 year 100yd run
7-8 year old .5 mile. run
9-10 year old .75 mile run
11-12 year old 1 mile run
13-14 year old 1.5 mile run