Date: Sunday, August 24, 2014
Location: Ridley College, 2 Ridley Road, St Catharines, ON. Driving directions can be found on this link.
Parking: There is parking on campus on race day.
Arrival Times: All athletes must be set up in transition by the times below:
3-5 age group must be set up in transition NO LATER than 8:00 am
6-7 age group must be set up in transition NO LATER than 8:30 am
8-9 age group must be set up in transition NO LATER than 9:30 am
10-11 age group must be set up in transition NO LATER than 11:00 am
12-13 age group must be set up in transition NO LATER than 12:00 pm
14-15 age group must be set up in transition NO LATER than 1:00 pm
Transition areas for each age group will close PROMPTLY at the times listed above.
These set up times are regardless of your athlete's start time and will be enforced in order to maintain a safe transition zone. Arrive early and set up quickly.
Race Day Kit Pick Up: Race day kit pick up for those unable to pick up on Saturday opens at 7:00 am and will be in the red tent near transition. No registrations or wave changes will be accepted on race day.
Swim, Bike, Run:
In transition - bike racks will be labelled by age group and bib colour. Place bike on the appropriate rack with helmet, running shoes, shirt with bib pinned on the front and towel under your bike. Volunteers will assist.
Arrive at the YELLOW SWiM flag in swimsuits, ready to race 20 minutes before your wave start time. Refer to the back of your bib. Listen for your wave to be called.
Life jackets will be available on deck for those athletes who would like one. Timing chips will be handed out on the pool deck. Life jackets and water wings (water wings for 3-5 age group ONLY) are the only permitted flotation devices.
3 to 5 Year Old Age Group: Athletes in the 3-5 age group MUST be accompanied by one parent in the water. Even if your child can swim unassisted you must be within arm's length of him/her in the pool. Come prepared to get in the pool with your 3-5 year old. One parent will assist athletes in the 3-5 age group throughout their race.
Athletes in 6-7 Age Group and Older: During the race there is no parental assistance for athletes in the 6-7 and older age groups. Parents are not permitted in transition, volunteers will assist all athletes. Parents are permitted to help set up the athlete's gear upon arrival.
The counting of lengths in the pool, loops on the bike and laps on the run is the responsibility of athletes and parents. Bring the loop and distance
chart that you will receive at race kit pick up.
As per Triathlon Canada the following restrictions and guidelines apply at all TRi KiDS races:
-Torsos MUST be covered for the bike and run portion of the race. This rule is for both girls and boys. You will be asked to return to transition to put on a shirt. Sleeveless shirts and one piece bathing suits are permitted. This means no belly button showing.
-Clipless pedals are permitted at any age, with the following conditions: for ages 13 and under, the cleat must be recessed into the cycling shoe, such that the sole of the shoe, not the cleat, makes full contact with the ground. The athlete must be able to clip into both sides of the pedal. For ages 14 and up, all clipless pedal systems are permitted.
-Cage pedals are NOT permitted at any age.
-Aerobars are permitted for the 14-15 age group only and must not extend more than 15cm beyond the front wheel axle, and they must not be longer than the brake levers foremost line.
Please remember athletes will not be permitted to ride their bikes or run without their torsos (upper body) covered. A shirt is required or one piece bathing suit or triathlon suit.
Athletes must follow the direction given by the volunteers in yellow t-shirts/vests. Failure to follow the directions of the race officials, the use of profanity (athletes and parents) and putting the safety of other athletes at risk will not be tolerated.
Post race snacks (fruit, juice, SunRype snacks and cookies) are available for athletes only. Moms and Dads please bring a snack for yourselves and for children not participating.
If you plan to leave while the race is in progress you will be asked to wait and follow the direction of crew/volunteers before entering the transition area. Lost and found items will be left at the venue. The organizers are not responsible for lost gear.
Spectators: We ask that you be respectful of all athletes participating and be extremely careful when crossing the bike course. This is for the safety of all of our athletes. Crossing the race course puts the athletes at risk of being injured.