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Tri-Kids-Try

  • PLYMOUTH PARK 1508 East Wheeler Street Midland, MI, 48642 United States (map)

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SATURDAY, JULY 20 | PLYMOUTH PARK

FOR ACTIVE KIDS AGES 3-15! This youth triathlon will challenge kids to swim, bike and run all while having fun!  The event emphasizes health, self-esteem and confidence. Start instilling healthy habits early to last a lifetime.

NEW! Friday, July 19 at 6:00 PM | MINI TKT for kids ages 3-5 | Limited to the first 50 registrants | ONLY $2

Looking to prep before the race? Train at the Be Greater Triathlon Summer Camp at the Greater Midland Community Center | JULY 15-19

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$37 | June 1 and July 14, 2019
$42 | July 15 and July 19, 2019

PLEASE NOTE: Tri-Kids-Try would like to open the race to youth with special needs who would like to compete. Please contact Jennifer Adamcik @ JAdamcik@GreaterMidland.org if your child is interested in racing and might need assistance or accommodations during the race. We would like all racers needing assistance or accommodations registered by July 1st to enable us to provide everyone the best race experience possible.

DOWNLOAD PAPER REGISTRATION

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The course will be well-marked and staffed with TRI CREW volunteers in orange shirts.  
Thank you to our 2019 TRI CREW SPONSOR!

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TRI-KIDS-TRY | AGES 6-15 | JULY 20

SWIM

The swim will take place in Plymouth Park Pool.

AGE GROUPS 
Ages 6-11 | 25 meter swim
Ages 12-15 | 50 meter swim | 1 length of the pool 

OPEN DIVISION
Ages 6-11 | 100 meter swim | 2 lengths of the pool
Ages 12-15 | 200 meters | 4 lengths of the pool

Athletes will then proceed to the transition area to find their bike.

BIKE

The bike course will start in the parking lot.  All athletes complete the bike portion of the race by returning to the parking lot, where they will park their bike in the transition area.  Athletes must wear their helmets throughout the bike course as well as while walking their bikes through the transition area. There is no riding allowed in the transition area/chutes.  

AGE GROUPS
Ages 6-11 | 1.75 miles | 1 lap
Ages 12-15 | 3.5 miles | 2 laps  

OPEN DIVISION
Ages 6-11 | 3.5 miles | 2 laps
Ages 12-15 | 5.25 miles | 3 laps

RUN

AGE GROUPS
Ages 6-15 | 1/2 mile run

OPEN DIVISION
Ages 6-11 | 1 mile run
Ages 12-15 | 1.5 mile run

New this year, the Open Division will be broken into two age groups - ages 6-11 and 12-15.

MINI TKT | AGES 3-5 | JULY 19 | 6:00 PM

Kids will swim across the zero depth entry part of the pool - head to transition and ride in the parking lot, closed course - run the perimeter of the baseball field. Parents are welcome to assist them along the way. They also get a T shirt!

 
 
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FRIDAY, JULY 19 | PLYMOUTH PARK - outside pool near baseball field

PACKET-PICKUP | LATE REGISTRATION | TRIATHLON 101 | BODY MARKING | HELMET SAFETY CHECK - PLEASE BRING YOUR HELMET WITH YOU!
5:00-7:00 PM | Packet Pick Up and Helmet Safety Checks
6:00 PM | Mini TKT | Ages 3-5 years old
7:15 PM | TRI 101 | What to Expect on Race Day - Short informational session to get kids comfortable for race morning
7:15 PM | TRI CREW Volunteer Meeting | Volunteer shirt, assignment designation and brief informational meeting

Timing Chip will be available for pick up on Race morning.

SATURDAY, JULY 20 | PLYMOUTH POOL

RACE DAY
7:00-8:00 AM | Packet-Pickup | NO late registrations will be allowed this morning
7:00-8:00 AM | Helmet Safety Check | Body Marking | Pick up timing chip | Transition Area set up
7:45 - 8:00 AM | TRI CREW Course Volunteer check-in at tent
8:00 AM | Transition Area closes
8:05 AM | Mandatory pre-race meeting - Held on the grassy area by the swim entrance
8:30 AM | First wave starts

Awards to follow after ALL WAVES finish

There will be a mandatory pre-race meeting at 8:05AM.  The transition area will close at 8:00AM so that all athletes are available to attend the pre-race meeting.   Plan to arrive early enough to allow your child enough time to set up his/her transition area before the start of the pre-race meeting. 

PARTICIPANT RULES, BICYCLE SAFETY & PARKING

CLICK HERE to download important details about each aspect of the race and race day. Also view the FAQ at the bottom of this page.

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BE GREATER | FEEL GOOD | VOLUNTEER LOCAL!

It takes over 100 volunteers to make this event a fun and safe event for all the kids. Volunteer opportunities are available the evening before the race during packet pickup/late registration (Friday, July 19 | 4:30-8:00pm) and during the event itself (Saturday, July 20 | 7:00-11:30am).

Contact our Volunteer Coordinator Kari Wedge at kwedge@greatermidland.org or register to volunteer online!

DOWNLOAD VOLUNTEERING DETAILS

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SWIM SPONSOR

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BIKE SPONSOR

RUN SPONSOR

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TRANSITION SPONSOR

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TRI CREW SPONSOR

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MINI TKT SPONSOR

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TKT FRIENDS

 
 

This race would not be possible without our generous sponsors!

If your business/organization is interested in sponsoring this years event, please contact:
Jennifer Adamcik, Race Management & Promotions Manager | 989.832.7937 x 2221 | jadamcik@greatermidland.org

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What type of clothes should my kids wear? 

Because the race starts with/includes a swim, the kids will be wearing swim suits for that portion of the race.  They can complete the entire race in their swim suits or put on shorts/shirts over their swim suits in the transition area.  There will not be a location for them to change out of their swim suits during the race.

Is special equipment needed to participate? 

No special race equipment is needed; however a bike helmet is required for the bike portion of the race.  During the swim, the kids may chose to wear swim goggles.  If they are not strong swimmers, they can also wear a flotation device (you must provide your own flotation). However, although they will still receive a finisher’s medal, wearing a flotation device will disqualify them from winning any of the age-group awards.

 

Are the kids required to wear helmets for the bike portion of the race? 

Yes, kids must wear a bike helmet and will not be allowed to race without one. 

 

Can I participate with my kids? 

Parents will not be allowed to participate with their children, but there will be plenty of room to watch them compete.  The course will have lots of volunteers that will help them along the way with directions, as well as assisting if they problems. 

 

How will the kids know where to go when they exit to pool, return on the bike, or go for their run?  Will I be required to help them? 

You will not be required to help your kids during the race, as the course will be clearly marked and race volunteers will be present during the entire course to help them and assure they know where to go at all times.  The transition area (the fenced location where they return and depart for each portion of the race) will be clearly marked so they know where to enter and leave during the race, as well as race volunteers present to assist.  No one except race staff/volunteers and participants will be allowed in the transition area.    

 

Is there anything that I should make sure is done the morning of the race to help prepare them for the race?

There are a couple things that you can do to get them race ready.  Make sure they eat a good healthy meal the night before the race, as well as the morning of the race.  This will help fuel their bodies with the energy they need to complete the race feeling good.  Also, make sure that they stay hydrated during the days leading up to the race, especially when the weather is extremely warm.  Make sure their bikes are in good working order; including proper air pressure in their tires and checking that their brakes work properly.  Most importantly, set them up for what is sure to be a fun-filled experience.  They should have a pair of tennis shoes (untied and near their bike), bike helmet, and bike located in the transition area.