Santa Clara Kids Triathlon
Santa Clara Kids Triathlon
The Santa Clara Kids Triathlon is open to children up to age 15 and provides a safe and fun environment for kids to compete in a triathlon with kids their same age. We expect over 800 participants spread out over 5 age groups (6 & under, 7-8, 9-10, 11-12 and 13-15).
Ages: 15 and Under
Date: Sunday, August 23, 2020
Venue: Santa Clara Int’l Swim Center, Santa Clara
Event Website: http://www.bayareakidstriseries.org/santa-clara-kids-triathlon/
6 & Under – 25 yard swim, 0.75 mile bike, .25 mile run
7-8 years old – 50 yard swim, 1.5 mile bike, .5 mile run
9-10 years old – 100 yard swim, 3 mile bike, 0.75 mile run
11-12 years old – 200 yard swim, 4.5 mile bike, 1.0 mile run
13-15 years old – 200 yard swim, 4.5 mile bike, 1.0 mile run
Wave Start Times
Wave start times will be published the week of the event. They will be emailed to the participants, posted on this page and on social media. Please like our Facebook page for updates.
The Athlete Guide will be sent to participants and posted the week before the event.
As a general guide here is a sample Athlete Guide
Transition area will open at 7am. Only one parent per kid when setting up the transition area. Spots are first come first served. Please only set up one hour before your scheduled wave time. Bike and run traffic will originate at this location.
Expo and Finish Area
The finish line and expo will be set up in the main grassy picnic/park area and surrounding picnic areas. There will be snacks at the finish line for the participants. No alcohol will be provided or distributed by Threshold Racing.
1st through 5th place for EACH age group for both female and male
Awards will be announced when results are verified and confirmed by the timing company.
Packets will be ready for pick up 1 hour before your wave start time.
Age Group Swim Start Times
We will be starting the triathlon at 8 AM. We will proceed by age groups beginning with the oldest (13-15) and ending with the youngest (6 and Under). There will be many waves in each age-group but your athlete must be at the event no less than one hour before the FIRST wave in his/her age-group to allow time to set up his/her transition area and be ready to swim.
Please be sure your young athlete knows how many bike/run laps he/she needs to do. It is the responsibility of each athlete to count his/her laps. We will also be able to tell if an athlete has done less or more laps than required based on our past records and timing chips. Volunteers will not be counting laps.
What is the Transition Area?
In the sport of triathlon the Transition Area is like home base for the swim, bike, and run. The athlete passes through the Transition Area twice during the event. In the Transition Area the athlete moves from the swim to the bike; and then from the bike to the run.
Adult Swim Assistance
Adult swim assistance (i.e., swimming with the athlete) will be permitted for 6 & Under and challenged athletes only. Assisted athletes (other than physically challenged) will not be eligible for podium awards (i.e., 1st, 2nd, 3rd place in age group). For 6 & Under and challenged athletes, only one swimming adult will be permitted on the pool deck. No accompanying (i.e., non-swimming) adults will be permitted on the pool deck.
Athletes that finish the race but do not complete the total distance of the course (e.g., less than the required laps, short-cutting the course) will be disqualified. Unsportsman-like conduct is also grounds for disqualification. Volunteers will be monitoring the course and Transition Area for infractions. Disqualified athletes will receive a participation medal but will be ineligible for podium awards (i.e., 1st, 2nd, 3rd place in age group) and will not have their times posted.
** Please always check with the event director to confirm race info, like dates, times, venue, etc. **