2018 Save the Date: June 23, 2018
Join us Saturday, June 24, 2017 at the Northfield Old Memorial Park Pool Area
The 8th Annual Y Kids Tri is a fun, non-competitive triathlon that’s all about getting kids excited to get fit! Kids ages 6-14 will experience a morning of encouragement, cheers and satisfaction of completing this swim, bike and run event. There’s nothing like the excitement of crossing a finish line! No experience is necessary! Kids are encouraged to train during the summer, so it’s a great way for family to get fit together.
Time: Registration opens at 7:30am, event begins at 8:30am
Cost: $25 Y Members/ $30 Community Members through June 9. After June 9: $35 Y Members/$40 Community Members
All participants will receive a Y Kids Tri tie-dyed t-shirt, swim cap, and medal! To ensure that your child receives all these items on race day, please register by June 9. Later registrants may need to pick up items after race day. Questions? Just give us a call! We’ll send you more detailed information after we receive your registration.
To register for the Y Kids Tri, click below. Online registration will close at noon on June 23rd. Walk-in registrations will be accepted on Friday evening at early check-in, 6:30pm – 7:30pm at the outdoor pool. Please note that due to the popularity of this event, space is limited. To reserve your spot in the triathlon, please make sure to register early.
Also consider registering for the Y Tri Mini-camp:
The mini-camp is a great way for kids to become familiar with how to complete a triathlon. Our instructor will guide them through the swim, bike and run portions as well as the transition zone.
Y Tri Mini-camp
Tuesday, June 20th, 6:30-7:15pm or
Wednesday, June 21st, 6:30-7:15pm
$7 for Y Members and $12 for Community Members
Old Memorial Park
Please register in advance. This is an opportunity to prepare for the actual event on Saturday.
A few important notes for the big day:
PARKING INFO: The entire bike route will be closed to traffic, so you will not be permitted to park in the pool parking lot. Please park on any of the side streets. Fareway Drive, Park Drive, Prairie Street, Elm Street and Oak Street are suggested as good options.
ARRIVAL TIME: Please plan to arrive at 7:30 AM. You’ll want to leave extra time for parking and will need to visit check in and set up your transition area. Kids may also want to visit the restroom prior to the event. The event will begin PROMPTLY at 8:30 AM.
Kids will be divided into 3 waves based on their ages as of June 24th, 2016:
|Age Range||Wave||Swim Distance||Bike Distance||Run Distance|
|6-7||Red Minnows||50 Meters||1.25 Miles||0.25 Mile|
|8-10||Yellow Sunnies||50 Meters||2.50 Miles||0.50 Mile|
|11-14||Blue Sharks||100 Meters||5.00 Miles||1.00 Mile|
WAVE STARTS: Blue Sharks (ages 11-14) will start first with the swim. Yellow Sunnies (ages 8-10) will go next and Red Minnows (ages 6 & 7) will go last. Kids will be waiting with their group in the pool area. Please consider your child’s comfort during this waiting time and send along a sweatshirt if the weather is chilly.
INCLEMENT WEATHER: The event will go on, rain or shine. In the event of severe weather or lightening, we will follow established protocol and delay the event as necessary (see FAQ). If the event is delayed more than one hour, it will be canceled. Registrants will still receive their t-shirt, swim cap, and medal. We regret that refunds cannot be issued.
ASSISTANCE ON EVENT DAY: Look for any volunteers in an official volunteer t-shirt to help you as needed.
Volunteers will be in the water and lifeguards on duty to make sure kids stay safe. A portion of the swim for kids 8-14 will be in deeper water. Kids ages 6-7 will swim on the shallower half of the lanes. Swim vests are permitted, and practice prior to the event is encouraged so all kids have a positive and confidence-building experience.
The Transition Zone
You’ll have your own spot to set up your bike and gear! Run from the swim to your spot, put on your helmet and get started on your bike!
Kids will bike on a safe course on nearby neighborhood streets with volunteers along the entire course.
After the bike, you’ll drop off your gear and start the run. You’ll run on the field adjacent to the pool so family and friends can cheer you on as you cross the finish line!
Interested in volunteering at the Y Kids Tri? Email the Y’s Volunteer Coordinator, at email@example.com