Event Info

Saturday September 8th

5:00-7:00pm Race Package Pick Up
6:30pm Draft Legal Pre Race meeting

Sunday September 9

7:00-7:45am Package Pick Up for out of towner’s
7:00-7:45am Body Marking & Transition open
7:45am Road Closures in effect
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September 9th, 2018

Welcome to the Paradigm Naturopathic Kids Triathlon!  This fun and challenging triathlon will take place on September 9, 2018 at the shores of Okanagan Lake in Vernon B.C.  Kids and youth, ages 6-23 years, will swim, bike, and run distances that are specific to their age group category by December 31st of 2018. Kids age 3-5 years can participate in a Splash and Dash, which includes a short swim followed by a run through the finish chute.  Many children will be participating in a triathlon for their first time, and will be directed through the course by helpful volunteers.  Parent volunteers are needed to assist on course to ensure a safe and fun event for everyone.  Participants registered before August 9th will receive a T-shirt.  All recreational participants will receive a finishers medal!

Please note that for participants age 13-17, there are two category options. Experienced athletes, that have completed the TriBC Draft Legal certification, may register for a Draft Legal category (Youth 13-15yrs, Junior 16-19yrs, U23) and Provincial Championships (Junior & U23). Awards will be offered for top three male and female athletes in each draft legal category.  Recreational and first time athletes 13yrs+, should register in the 12-13 or 14-17 age group categories.

Registration fees are $30 for participants age 6-17, $40 for Draft Legal 13-23yrs, and $10 for Splash and Dash for children 3-5 years of age. Sponsorship from local businesses, and the commitment of the many volunteers who run the event make it possible to keep our entry fees low. Please check out these supportive businesses on our website, and be sure to support them in return.

All participants must have Tri BC membership. Registration will direct you to add single-day Tri BC membership if required. 

No Refunds or Transfers.

Online pre-registration closes Monday September 3, 2018 @ 23:59


 The annual Kids Triathlon held at
Kin Beach on September 9th 2018

Road impacts are planned as follows:

Sunday September 9th, 2018

Kin Beach, Public / Through Traffic: No Access

Lakeshore Road Closed 7:45-11:45am

From ‘Bridge’ to Kin Beach.

Tronson Road Closed 7:45-11:45am

From Bella Vista Road to Scott Road 

Area Resident Access:

Tronson Road Residents

7376-7292 Tronson Road (Between Bella Vista Road and Kin Beach):

No Access 7:45-10:00am

Access via Bella Vista restored 10:00am.

7155-6711 Tronson Road (Kin Beach to Scott Road):

No Access 7:45-11:45am

6673-6125 Tronson Road (Scott Road to Scott Road):

No Access 7:45am-9:45am

Access restored 9:45am.

Parks at 7075 Tronson Road & 2727 Lakeshore Road:

Access via Single Lane Alternating traffic on Lakeshore 7:45-9:45am.

Holiday Park at 6665 Tronson Road:

Access via Controlled Crossing to Scott Road 7:45am-9:45am.

Access restored 9:45am.

Lake Pointe Park at 6710 Tronson Road:

Access via Controlled crossing to Scott Road 7:45am-9:45am.

Access restored 9:45am.

Scott / Palmer / Cameo Area Residents:

Full access / detour available via Scott Road (to airport).

Old Stamp Mill Road Residents:

Full access / detour available via West exit of Old Stamp Mill Road, to Bella Vista.

Laura Medcalf

Race Director, Paradigm Naturopathic Kids Triathlon


Final date for Refund

General Information

Saturday September 8th

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 September 9th

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.

The Countdown Begins!









swim bike run
Vernon Kids of Steel


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 lauramedcalf@yahoo.ca 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.


  • Make sure you have picked up your race package the day before the event.
  • Race package pickup is on Friday June 24 from 5 – 7 pm at Kin Beach Park.
  • Youth/Junior Draft Legal Pre-Race Athlete Meeting 6:30pm mandatory meeting
  • You MUST bring your completed mandatory bike inspection form to race package pickup.
  • ONLY out of town participants may pick up race packages on race day from 7-7:45am. They are also expected to bring completed mandatory bike inspection form.
  • Arrive early, it takes time to set up your equipment in transition.  Transition will be closed to Draft Legal athletes at 8:00am and to all KOS athletes at 8:15am.  No one will be permitted back into transition after this time.
  • There is a mandatory pre-race meeting for all athletes and parents at 8:30 am. near the transition zone.
  • Be mindful of others and try not take up too much room. Donʼt forget anything – you will not be allowed back in to the transition zone once you have set up.
  • Always walk your bike in transition – even when you are setting up.
  • Always follow the directions of the volunteers in the safety vests.

Post race snacks will be provided for athletes only. Parents and siblings should bring their own snacks.


Athletes 6 years old and older race without parental assistance. Athletes 6 years old and older may not be accompanied anywhere on the race course including the transition area. That is the job of our volunteers. This will also ensure a safe and positive experience for everyone.

Parents are not permitted in transition during the race. This will be strictly enforced. Being in transition while the race is going on disrupts the athletes and is unsafe.

We encourage you to cheer your athlete on as they race, but it is CRITICAL that you stay off the race course while the event is in progress. Please refrain from cycling or running along with your child.

Cheer on all athletes- we encourage lots of noise!

Once all the athletes are off the race course your athlete will be permitted back in the transition zone to collect their gear.

TENTATIVE SCHEDULE–Not yet finalized

Saturday Evening:

5-7pm package pick up at Kin Beach.

Mandatory for Vernon/North Okanagan Athletes and Draft Legal athletes.

6:30pm Youth/Junior Draft Legal Pre-Race Athlete Meeting.


Sunday Morning:

7:00-8:15am Transition Open for Set up.

7:00-7:45am Race Package Pick up for Out of Town Residents Only.

7:00-8:00am Athlete Timing Chip Pick up.


8:00am Full Road Closures of race course in Effect.

8:00am Youth/Junior Transition Area Closed.

8:15am Transition Area Closed to ALL Athletes – NO TRANSITION ACCESS 8:15am-11am.


8:20am Draft Legal Race Begins

8:30am KOS Athlete Meeting

8:35am KOS Jazzercise Warm Up.


9:00am Splash and Dash


9:15-10:40 KOS Wave Starts, Oldest to Youngest.


11:00am Transition Re-Open to collect gear.


Please plan and prepare to stay and enjoy the whole morning, regardless of what time your athlete is scheduled to race.  We ask that all participants and parents plan to be on site from 8:00am to 11:00am.

Please note that start times are approximate only.

Athletes should be attentive and ready to start any time after 8:50 am.

Athletes should know what their colour is and how many laps they need to complete on the course.

If you would like to be a volunteer we could still use a few more on the bike course. Let us know if you can help out.

Splash & Dash

swim run
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 TBD ) and post-race snacks.

What Do The Events Cost?  $10.00 per child (includes t-shirt if registered before TBD)


Register to Race!

Vernon Kids of Steel Triathlon September 9 2018