The 2013 Hy-Vee IronKids Midwest Series will consist of 21 youth triathlons for athletes ages 6-15, taking place from May through August across eight different states, culminating in the 2013 Hy-Vee IronKids US Championship presented by Dole on August 31st in Des Moines, IA. The mission of IronKids is to inspire and motivate youth through the sport to lead an active, positive, and healthy lifestyle.
Each Hy-Vee IronKids athlete will receive a timing chip (with an included ankle strap) that corresponds with his or her registration information. Timing chips not only allow each athlete to receive a finishing time and course splits, but also are incredibly vital for athlete safety in order for all athletes to be accounted for at the conclusion of the race. All timing chips must be worn around the athletes ankle (does not matter which one). *Each participant must wear a timing chip at all times during the race. Failure to wear a timing chip throughout the duration of the race will lead to disqualification.** Once the participant has crossed the finish line, volunteers will remove the athletes timing chip from the ankle. All timing chips must be returned, or a fee will be assessed. Please direct any questions or concerns about timing within 30 minutes of the complete of the race.