Saturday Sept 9th
5:00-7:00pm Race Package Pick Up (mandatory for local athletes.) Kin Beach
6:30pm Draft Legal Pre Race meeting (mandatory for all DL athletes.) Kin Beach
Sunday Sept 10th
7:00-7:45am Package Pick Up for out of town athletes
7:00-7:45am Body Marking and Transition open for set up
7:45am Road Closures in effect
8:00am Transition Closed – no access until final wave is complete.
8:00am Pre Race Meeting
8:15am Draft Legal race waves begin
8:50am 14-17 & 12-13 Race waves begin
9:10am Splash and Dash
9:40am to 10:15am 10-11, 8-9, 6-7 race waves begin.
11:00am estimated finish time, transition open to collect gear, roads open.
Please review the TriBC Youth amendment of the ITU competition rules in effect for this season.
Info and Tips
All participants must:
- Be body marked (race morning).
- Wear the race provided swim cap for the swim.
- Wear the race provided wrist bands for the entire event.
- Wear the race provided bib number for the run. Bib must be visible to race volunteers. **Draft Legal registered athletes with ITU compliant Tri Suits, including their last name in print, are exempt from this requirement.**
- Have a covered torso for the bike and run (no bare chest.)
- Wear the race provided timing chip for the entire event.
- Return the timing chip to finish line volunteers, immediately upon completion. Missing chips will be billed back to the participant.
- Walk/run their bikes in transition. “Mount” and “Dismount” lines and volunteers will clearly mark areas where athletes may ride. Parents and athletes are encouraged to explore transition layout and these areas before transition closes at 8:00am.
- Know their wave colour and how many to complete.
- Be able to ride a two wheel bike (not applicable for Splash n Dash). No training wheels allowed.
- Be comfortable & confident swimmers for their race distance. Participants 10 & over should be able to continuously swim 1.5 times their race distance, in a pool, prior to attempting an open water swim. We do have lifeguards and water support available, bur for the safety of all athletes, it is recommended that swimmers be able to swim a minimum pace of 100m in 4minutes, for their race distance.
Parent/Spectator Do’s and Don’ts for kids triathlon:
DO arrive early and prepared for the entire duration of the event (snacks/water/layers of clothing/sunscreen.)
DO have fun!
DO cheer for everyone! We like a lot of positive noise!
DO volunteer to be part of the action (sign up here)
DO leave furry friends at home.
DO allow our volunteers and officials to do their jobs.
DO stay off the race course and out of transition, these spaces need to be kept clear for races in progress. Parents are NOT allowed in transition.
DON’T complain. This event is put on by volunteers. Suggestions on how we can improve this event, are welcome and encouraged. Please contact the Race Director at email@example.com to volunteer to implement your solutions.
Tips for First Timers!
- Stuff you need for the swim stays with you until you start. Stuff you need for the bike and run get set up and left in the secure ‘transition’ area. Transition is open for set up until 8am, closed during races, and re-open to collect gear after the last participant of the day has started the run.
- Bring extra clothing and shoes. Your runners will be set up in transition, ready for you after the swim. A second pair to wear while you warm up, and play while waiting for your wave start is helpful.
- Untie shoe laces and unclip bike helmet while setting up in transition – so they are ready to put on after the swim.
- The easiest race attire, is something that the participant can wear for the swim, bike and run. For girls, this may be a swim suit. For boys, this might be swim trunks and a swim/sun shirt. Other options include: tri shorts & tri top. Swim suit & tri top. Swim suit & pull on a t-shirt after the swim (before your helmet!).
- You will need a way to attach your race number (bib) to yourself for the run. This can be as simple as using pins to attach to a t-shirt that gets pulled on after the swim. Another option is to purchase a race belt, which holds the number and is clipped around the waist. Some athletes will hand craft a race belt, by cutting a thick elastic waist band out of an old pair of underwear, and using pins to attach the bib number.
- Youth/Junior Draft Legal Athletes 400M Swim/10km Bike/2.5 km Run
- 14-17yr. Kids of Steel 300M Swim/10km Bike/2.5 km Run
- 12-13yr. Kids of Steel 300M Swim/10km Bike/2.5 km Run
- 10-11yr. Kids of Steel 200M Swim/4.5km Bike/1.5 km Run
- 8-9yr. Kids of Steel 100M Swim/3km Bike/1 km Run
- 6-7yr. Kids of Steel 50M Swim/1.5km Bike/500m Run
Splash & Dash
For ages 5 & under
What Is A Splash n’ Dash? A Splash n’ Dash is a FUN, fitness activity involving swimming and running (consecutively), with a short period of time required to move from one sport to the other, called a TRANSITION.
In a Splash n’ Dash, every finisher is a winner. Everyone who swims and runs a little receives a gold medal and snack at the finish line.
The #1 rule at the finish is… “turn around and cheer the next person to the line”.
Who Can Participate? Anyone age 5 and under.
• Swim or (run): in shallow water for 100 meters. Flotation devices are permitted but will not be supplied. Volunteers assist in the water but parents may assist if the child is not comfortable being helped by a volunteer.
• Transition (change area): flat ground where kids will put on their running shoes.
• Run: spectator friendly, 100 meter run through obstacle course.
• Finish: every finisher receives a gold medal, t-shirt (if registered before May 31) and post-race snacks.
What Do The Events Cost? $10.00 per child (includes t-shirt if registered before May 31, 2017)
KalRATS Sprint Triathlon (Link) This has been cancelled due to flooding.
Parents are encouraged to participate on June 25th, 2017 at the Kal RATS Sprint Triathlon! Juniors, aged 16-19 years (as of Dec 31, 2017), are encouraged to participate in both events, and test their fitness over the short & fast draft legal SuperSprint event on Saturday with us, as well as over the sprint distance event the following day.
Athletes travelling from out of town are encouraged to stay at the Vernon Lodge, and take advantage of the special rate extended to Paradigm Naturopathic Kids Triathlon Participants and families. Book by June 8 to receive the discounted rate of $119.00, and quote the group “Triathlon” upon booking.
Athletes who enjoy practicing and racing triathlon are invited to join the Vernon triathlon team, the Tri Monsters. Check out their programs for 6-19yr olds.
Our race announcer would like to learn a little more about you. Please fill out our participant information form:
A bike safety check is no longer mandatory, but HIGHLY recommended prior to participation. Prior to June 17, the local shops in Vernon have graciuously offered free checks for participants. PLEASE USE THIS INCREDIBLE OFFER. After June 17, there will be a fee associated with the bike checks. Please have your local bike shop complete the bike check form, and bring it with you to package pick up.
We require a large number of volunteers to make this event fun and safe for all of the athletes. We would like to have one parent volunteer for each family with children participating in the event. Please sign up to volunteer when you register your child for the race. If you have questions about volunteering you can contact our volunteer coordinators (Nan Kersey & Jenna Hunter at firstname.lastname@example.org)