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Birkdale Animal Hospital Kids Triathlon Race 3 of 4

Race Details
 
Events:

Birkdale Animal Hospital Kids Triathlon Race 3 of 4

Kids Race
: Distance Determined By Age
Race Date: Sunday, June 24, 2012
Start Time: 1pm
Entry Fee: $25
Location: Huntersville Family Fitness & Aquatics
Address: 11725 Verhoeff Drive
City/State/Zip: Huntersville, North Carolina 28078
Country: USA
Phone: 704-766-2222
E-Mail: kidstri@hffa.com
USAT: Sanctioned
Registration: http://www.setupevents.com/ind...
Race Website: www.hffa.com
Printable Entry: http://www.setupevents.com/ind...
 
Description:
The Kids Triathlon Series was created to encourage youth to have fun staying active. By focusing on swim, bike & run, our hope is that participants will build lifelong healthy habits of setting goals for physical achievement.

This event is open to children ages 4 - 14, all levels of ability.

Distances are appropriate for all children to achieve successful completion of the race.

Course Info:

Course Description:

Swim:

4-6 year old 25 yd swim (start on the opposite end of the pool), 7-8 year old 50 yd swim, 9-10 year old 75yd swim 11-12 year old 100yd swim and new this year 13-14 year old 200yd swim

Each participant has one lane and swims their desired distance in that lane only. If the heat is over 18 kids then swimmers may share a lane but they still swim their desired distance in one side of the lane .The swim finishes on the water park side of the pool. Shoes and shirt and/or number should be left on the water park side of the pool.  Parents are to stay on the opposite side of the pool for viewing.  Volunteers will help the kids exit the pool and prepare for the bike as needed.  Feel free to sign up to volunteer if you wish to help ALL of the children in the race. Any child can use a kick board to assist them in the swim.

Transition 1 (4-6 year olds):

The participants climb out of the pool and put their shoes and number on.  Volunteers are in place to help children in need.  The participants exit the pool via the water park and run along the flags and across the road to the dirt path leading to the Huntersville park soccer field. As you reach the path chalk boxes are drawn out along the path on the right and left and the bicycles are stationed there.  Your bike will be stationed be age group.

Transition 1 (7-8, 9-10, 11-12, 13-14 year olds):

The participants climb out of the pool and put their shoes and number on.  Volunteers are in place to help children in need.  The participants exit the pool via the water park and run along the flags to the transition area in the HFFA Parking lot. As you reach the transition area, each bike will be placed in a wooden bike rack.  Your bike will be stationed by age group.

Bike:

4-6 year .3mile bike, 7-8 year old 1 mile bike, 9-10 year old 1 mile bike 11-12 year old 2 mile bike and new this year 13-14 year old 2 mile bike

The bike course goes counter clockwise around the paved path.  For the 7-8, 9-10, 11-12, 13-14 year olds we will go along one side of Verhoeff Rd. for the 1 mile stretch around cones and back to the bike pick up and drop off area. The 11-12 and 13-14 year olds will do two loops.

Transition 2 (4-6 year olds):

Return your bike to the designated drop off spot according to age group and run to the soccer field.  Enter the run course where the finish shoot is set up and proceed counter clockwise around the cones along on the grass inside the field. 

Transition 2 (7-8, 9-10, 11-12, 13-14 year olds):

Return your bike to the designated bike rack spot according to age group and run to the soccer field.  Enter the run course where the finish shoot is set up and proceed counter clockwise around the cones along on the grass inside the field. 

Run:

4-6 year 100yd run, 7-8 year old 0.3 mile run, 9-10 year old 0.3 mile run 11-12 year old 0.75 mile run and new this year 13-14 year old 1 mile run

Directions:

From Charlotte: Take I-77 North to exit 18, WT Harris. Make a Right and go East on WT Harris for .2 miles. Make a Left and go North on Highway 21 for 3 miles. Make a Right and go East on Verhoeff Drive for .25 miles. Facility is on your left, abundant free parking.

From Statesville: Take I-77 South to exit 23, Gilead Rd. Make a Left and go East on Gilead Rd for .2 miles. Make a Right and go South on Highway 21 for 1 mile. Make a Left and go East on Verhoeff Drive for .25 miles. Facility is on your left, abundant free parking.
Other Info:
The family that tri’s together stays healthy together! That’s why HFFA has created a Family Tri Weekend for every member of the family. Join us April 28 & 29 for a triathlon for everyone in the family.

On Saturday, April 28 we kick off the Kids Triathlon Series with Race 1 for ages 4 - 14 and a great photo opportunity for parents to cheer on their young triathletes.

Then return on Sunday, April 29 for the Huntersville Sprint open to ages 14+. Complimentary child watch will be available on Sunday for all participants so every member of the family can enjoy the race. Special ‘Family Tri’ prizes will be issued on Sunday following the Huntersville
Sprint for teams participating in
both events.

Previous Results:
  • 2009-2011 Results at: setupevents.com

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