Rockford Michigan 9th Annual Kids Triathlon

For kids age 17 and younger

This year’s race will be held Saturday, July 12 2014 at the Rockford High School located here.

To register, please fill out this Registration Form and mail it in along with your $20 registration fee for each participant. Please make your check payable to Rockford Area Kids Triathlon and mail to:

Lt. Kevin Sweeney

2932 S Saddle Ridge Dr NE

Rockford, MI 49341

 

Participants must check in at the registration table a minimum of 1 hour before their scheduled race starts. The registration table will be by the entry stairs to the High School. Race day registration is from 8:00 am – 8:45 am.

The Race will consist of swimming, biking and running. The distance is determined by an Age Group as follows:

RACE

AGE

SWIM

BIKE

RUN

Start Time

A

16 - 17

200 yards

6 miles

3 miles

9:00 am

A

14 - 15

200 yards

6 miles

3 miles

9:00 am

B

12 - 13

100 yards

4 miles

2 miles

10:00 am

C

10 - 11

100 yards

4 miles

2 miles

10:30 am

D

8 - 9

50 yards

2 miles

1 miles

11:00 am

E

6 - 7

50 yards

2 miles

1 miles

11:30 am

F

0 - 5

1 length of the pool

100 yards

100 yards

12 noon

Flotation devices are allowed and parents can run/bike/swim next to their children. Lifeguards will be present for the swimming event.

Awards will be given to the top 3 finishers in each age group at 12:30. All participants receive a medal, certificate and a T-shirt.

There are several areas to park around the school. Please arrive early to allow ample time for check in and course orientation.

Here are some tips for a successful race:

·        Double check your bike to ensure good working order – air in tires, chain, gears working, etc. You must wear a bike helmet for the biking portion. You will be parking your bike at the exit of the pool. Do this before entering the pool area for the start of the race. Please check with race administrators. The bikes will end up at the beginning of the foot race entrance.

·        The pool is heated to around 70 degrees. Parents can view the swimming event from the viewing area above the pool. To get to it, go through the main entrance behind the registration table. Enter the High School and go down the hall - the pool is on the right. Kids will need to enter the pool via the locker rooms 15 minutes before their scheduled start time. To get to the locker rooms, go to the main entrance of the High school behind the registration table and go down the stairs to the left. The locker room doors are on the right. Kids must shower before entering the pool.

·        Most kids wear their swimming suits for the entire race. Make sure your child’s suit is comfortable and appropriate for the race. It is a good idea to have a parent meet their child at the exit of the pool to orient them to their bike. Please walk behind the bikes so you don’t interfere with forward progress.

·        You are welcome to run with your child during the foot race. It is a good idea to bring a bottle of water with you in case they need a drink during the race. Refreshments and food will be available at the end of the race.

Check List of things to do on race day:

1.       Check in at the Registration Table for the race

2.       Park the bike in the proper location

3.       Walk child to the locker room and shower

4.       Parents can either then view the swimming portion from the viewing area, or greet the child after the swimming event at the pool exit. Guide your child to their bike, put on helmet, then orient the child to the bike race entrance.

5.       After the bike portion, greet the child at the entrance of the foot race. Park bike to the side and remove their helmet.

6.       Most importantly, please cheer everyone on and have a good time.

Please keep in mind that this event is for the children. With good sportsmanship, everyone wins. Please encourage all the young athletes you see.

Please contact us here for more information.

Volunteers are Needed! Please click here to volunteer.

All proceeds benefit Rockford Explorers and D.A.R.E.