Kids Tri! Ballantyne Triathlon will take place on Saturday, July 13 at 4:00pm. This popular event has been moved to Saturday afternoon to allow for more kids to enjoy this event! Kids Tri! Ballantyne has sold out each year so sign up early to reserve your spot! Register by June 10 to guarantee your performance race shirt.
COURSE DESCRIPTIONS: (for course maps - click on "Course Maps" button above) Swim: 6-8 year old 50 yd swim, 9-11 year old 100yd swim, and 12-14 year old 150yd swim. Each participant will be assigned a number based on their swim time within their age group. They will then line up according to their race number - #1, 2, 3, etc. This is a staggered start race where participants will "snake" under the lane lines to swim one way in each lane. The oldest age group launches first at lane #6 departing one at a time every 15 seconds. They continue swimming one-way for all of the six lanes before exiting at the pool steps. Age Group 9-11 will line up at lane #4 and will continue swimming one-way down four lanes of the pool before exiting at the steps. Age group 6-8 will launch at lane #2 and will continue swimming one-way down two lanes of the pool before exiting at the steps. Race officials and volunteers will line up each participant and start them accordingly. Any child may use a kick board to assist them in the swim.
Transition Area: The participants exit the pool via the gate, run along the flags and into the parking lot transition area. In the transition area, participants put on their shoes, helmet and bib number. Bikes will be stationed by age group. Participants must push their bike to the designated mounting area before riding onto the course. Volunteers are in place to help children in need. No parents are allowed in the transition area unless they are designated volunteers. To volunteer, contact [email protected] Please be courteous to transition area volunteers and participants who are still racing. Once your child's age group has completely finished the race, volunteers will direct you to safely enter the transition area in order to collect your belongings without impacting the safety of our other racers.
Bike: All participants bike 34 mile loop one time. The bike course is a one loop course through the YMCA and the surrounding neighborhoods.
Run: 6-8 year old 1/2 mile run, 9-11 year old 3/4 mile run, and 12-14 year old 1 mile run. The run takes place on the track near the finish line. Each lap of the track is a quarter mile. Age group 6-8 year olds will run 2 laps, 9-11 year olds run 3 laps, and 12-14 year olds run 4 laps.