SunRype TRi KiDS
 
SunRype TRi KiDS Triathlon Series
Countdown to Race Season!

Finally....spring has arrived in Ontario!
 
Seeing more outdoor activity has never been such a welcome sight!
 
Warmer temperatures signal the start of the 2014 TRi KiDS season!  In less than 3 weeks we'll be sending off the first wave of 3 to 5 year olds at TRi KiDS Burnaby, BC. Shortly after that we head back to Ontario for the Season Kick Off Clinic.  There are 25 spots left in the clinic and all are welcome. Please see below for more information.
 
We hope your preparations for TRi KiDS are going well.  Please take some time to check bikes and helmets for proper fit before the race. Follow this link to a great video on helmet fitting and the four Ss of bike helmet safety.
 
If your children are already registered for a TRi KiDS race now is the time to start fundraising.  Once again Springfree Trampoline is donating two backyard trampolines to the winners of the season-ending draw.  TRi KiDS athletes who raise $40 or more are entered in the draw.  Read on below to learn more about our charitable partners. 
 
Please consider joining us as a volunteer this year. We assign volunteers around their childrens' race times so you won't miss them, and you'll have a great time helping out other TRi KiDS!  Visit our volunteer page to register.
 
We look forward to seeing you soon,
Tara and Brad Melville 
 
Registration is OPEN!  Races Filling Fast!
 
Registration for all Ontario races is open and going strong! Both TRi KiDS Burlington and TRi KiDS Oakville have SOLD OUT and the wait lists have closed.  TRi KiDS Milton is close to selling out with only 80 spots left. All TRi KiDS race venues are great!  Why not give Fergus, Ottawa or Niagara a try? 
 
We encourage you to review all of the important information on our Registration Page prior to registering your children.  
 
Also, have a look at the confirmation list to ensure your children are registered and in the proper age group.

If you have any questions about registration please contact us via the contact form on our website. 
 
TRi KiDS Season Kick-Off Day 
A new event to kick off the TRi KiDS season! 
 
This fun and active four hour clinic will help athletes and parents become familiar with how to prepare for and participate in any TRi KiDS race. Triathlon basics of swim, bike and run will be covered as well as the transitions between each. The clinic offers a fun, safe, supportive and educational atmosphere for youth.
 

Practice your swimming while getting tips on how to make it easier to complete your lengths. Learn bike handling skills and safety tips for the bike course. Transitioning tips and activities will be covered. Learn how to best approach the run portion of the triathlon so that you will cross the finish line with enough energy to celebrate your accomplishment. The entire clinic will be focused on building confidence and preparing for a positive TRi KiDS experience.

 
Date:  Sunday, June 8, 2014
Location: Nelson Pool and Park, Burlington
Time: 9:30 am - 1:30 pm (with a free swim until 2:30 pm)
Fee: $15 per participant
 
More details and registration info can be found on our website
 
Space is limited.  Only 25 spots left in the clinic!
 
Fundraising and Jumping!
 
The SunRype TRi KiDS Triathlon Series is proud to have the Pediatric Oncology Group of Ontario (POGO) and Autism Speaks Canada as charitable partners. 
 
A diagnosis of cancer in a child changes everything. The family is receiving more than frightening, life-altering news; they are entering a stage of indefinite uncertainty, stress, and often, financial despair. POGO's financial assistance program helps families focus on their child's care, not paying the bills. We are proud to support POGO and since 2009 TRi KiDS athletes have raised over $78,000.
 

We are excited to announce our new charitable partner, Autism Speaks Canada. Autism Speaks Canada is dedicated to funding global research into the causes, prevention, treatments and cure for autism. With 1 in 88 children  being diagnosed with autism spectrum disorders and a growing number of  adults with autism living with limited support, the need to find the missing pieces of the autism puzzle is greater than ever.  

 

Thanks to our Series Sponsor, Springfree Trampoline, a minimum $40 raised for POGO or Autism Speaks Canada by TRi KiDS athletes is an entry in a draw to win a brand new Springfree Trampoline for your backyard! This season Springfree Trampoline is donating TWO backyard trampolines to the end of season draw.

Create your online fundraising page for POGO today or print off an ASC pledge form.Make fundraising a part of your TRi KiDS experience!
 
 
 
New From SunRype
When your days are jam-packed, enjoy a healthy boost with a SunRype Okanagan

EnergyTM bar. Full of fruit, whole grains, sunflower, flax, dark chocolate chips, and SunRype's Okanagan EnergyTM blend of pea protein, green tea and ginseng to provide a safe and natural energy boost.

 

We use pea protein instead of soy of whey, because it is an easily digestible, natural source of protein with a low potential for allergic responses.  Pea protein is also dairy and cholesterol free. These power-packed bars contain 7 grams of protein and are a source of fibre and iron, and contain no preservatives and nothing artificial.  Plus, they are nut free and taste absolutely amazing!

 

Go on... live, laugh, jump, play, thrive!

 
GO Like Never Before!
 
The SKECHERS GOrun Ride 3, recently awarded "Best Buy" by Runner's World Magazine, is also the shoe worn by America's top marathoner and 2014 Boston Marathon champion, Meb Keflezighi. Built with enhanced Resalyte cushioning to help go the distance and promoting a midfoot strike, the shoe is now available in kids sizes.

Stop by the SKECHERS Performance booth at select TRi KiDS races to pick up a pair for everyone in the family and get ready to GO like never before!
 
 
Keeping Your Kids Healthy
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IronKids Multi-Vitamin Gummies are doctor recommended and have been specially formulated to support the nutritional needs of your kids. IronKids Gummies unique blend of vitamins supports your children's energy metabolism and helps them get the most out of their active day. Made with no artificial sweeteners or artificial colors, they are a great tasting way for your kids to take their daily vitamins. 
IronKids Multi-vitamins are licensed by Health Canada under Natural Health Product and are made in a nut free facility, guaranteed dairy and gluten free.
 
Atlantis Swim Programs - Now in Ontario
  

The popular Atlantis Swim programs based in Vancouver, BC are NOW being offered in Toronto. Atlantis Programs (affiliated with Pedalheads®) have been offering swim classes since 1986 for children 4 months and up. With small class sizes 

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and warm water, these programs provide closer 1-on-1 attention to your children building a reputation of success.

 

As a special exclusive promotion to TRi KiDS athletes, Atlantis Programs is offering one FREE 5-class swim set (1 hour per class) valued at $135 at either its Fern or Kensington pools in Toronto this summer.

 

Click here for more information about Atlantis Swim programs in Toronto.

 
More RUN WELL EVENTS...
Here are more events to mark on your calendar.  Family fun, fitness and enjoying the great outdoors - we hope to see you there! 

Kids Tri 4 Kids
Kids Tri 4 Kids, proudly presented by ScotiaMcLeod will be held on Sunday, May 25th at Carling Heights Community Centre in London, Ontario.  The 4th annual youth triathlon welcomes 3-13 year olds and benefits Big Brothers, Big Sisters London.  Last year's event sold out early - register today. 
 
  
Aloha!  We end our race season with our tropical themed Island Girl Half Marathon, Relay and 5K race on September 21st.  The tropical Toronto Islands set the stage for our women's only annual race.  Leis, grass skirts, a live steel drum band and coconut water await you.  Grab your sister, friend, mom or running partner, lace up your sandals and join us on the Island.  An annual sell out!
 
Thank you to our Sponsors and Friends 
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SunRype Products Title Sponsor of the TRi KiDS Triathlon Series since 2009, SunRype proudly supports the series and provides healthy fruit juice and snacks for TRi KiDS participants before and after the race.    

 

Since 1946, SunRype has been providing families with delicious juices and fruit snacks. SunRype is committed to helping Canadians make good choices that offer both great taste and wholesome goodness. Visit SunRype's website for healthy recipes, tips for feeding picky kids and new products.

 

 

Simply nutritious. That's SunRype. There's nothing complex.  

Just simple goodness.

 

    

IronKids Gummies Dedicated to developing nutritional products to help your kids

stay healthy and active, IronKids Gummy vitamins are made in Canada by Life Science Nutritionals. Health Canada approved, these great tasting gummies are specially formulated to support the health, growth and development of your children.  Presenting Sponsor of the TRi KiDS Series.

 

SpringfreeTrampoline
The Springfree™ Trampoline was designed by New Zealand engineer Dr. Keith Alexander, at the University of Canterbury. After more than 15 years of injury prevention research, the design was commercialized in 2003 and is now sold in 15 countries. A Series Sponsor of TRi KiDS - look for Springfree Trampolines at the races.

CanKopy Document Solutions
Our friends at CanKopy Document Solutions have provided the SunRype TRi KiDS Series with all our race course signage since the beginning.  CanKopy Document Solutions will provide you with a one stop document solution, digital printing and photocopying experience that will set new standards in customer service and production quality.

Skechers Kids Our new Series Sponsor for the 2014 season, Skechers Kids has added their GOrun and GOride brand to their kids' product platform.  Bright colours, lightweight, comfortable and washable!  Look for Skechers at select races.

Pedalheads From training wheels to trails, Pedalheads has been enriching the lives of children through cycling and swimming since 1986. Pedalheads will be participating at select TRi KiDS races checking out helmets to ensure proper fit, handing out bike safety worksheets and going over the 4s's of bike helmet safety. Your child must have a helmet to participate...make sure it fits! 

Phillips/Vooro Wealth Management Group 
Specializing in financial planning and proven long-term wealth management strategies, the Phillips/Vooro Wealth Management Group delivers investment advisory services for individuals, families and businesses using customized strategies to help you achieve your goals. Greg Phillips has been our Series Sponsor and Volunteer since 2009.

Spokes 'N Slopes
Located at 307 B Steeles Ave East in Milton (new location!), is our official bike shop and onsite support for our Ontario races. Drop in to make sure your bike is in racing condition for the season.

Zoom Photo
  Canada's largest provider of race photography with over a decade of experience photographing triathlons, marathons and other sporting events. High quality photos & prints are paramount and Zoomphoto.ca maintains their own professional photo lab in house insuring the quality of every print shipped. Zoomphoto.ca is 100% Canadian owned & operated. 
 

Tara and Brad Melville
Series Founders and Directors
SunRype TRi KiDS Triathlon Series
905.582.4633
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