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 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.
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.
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.
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 (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.
Volunteer and Site Coordinator
Maya participated in her first A Change of Pace event at the age of 3 months. From there she followed her siblings in participating in a multitude of events from runs to kids’ triathlons. While growing up with parents who ran a sports marketing firm, she had no choice but to attend most events her entire youth life. Now as an adult, she has returned (by her own choice) and now serves as the volunteer and site coordinator. In addition, she has also been instrumental in the 2024 design and transitioning of our new website. We are fortunate to have her tackle one of the more critical areas that are considered the backbone of any event, volunteers. Maya resides in Davis and In her spare time she spends time as a dog trainer while simultaneously assisting other local nonprofit organizations such as the Yolo County SPCA and Cancer Champions.
Alec, a graduate of the University of Oregon, oversees course and volunteer management on event day. He also helps coordinate infrastructure set up and tear down, equipment management and assists with race timing.
Dave brings an impressive 36 years of event production, marketing, advertising, and graphic design experience to the team. Dave has not only been a decorated athlete, but he also understands how good teamwork can lead to a successful outcome. Having 4 active kids has allowed him to stay involved in youth sports as well as being active within the community. As the Executive Director of A Change of Pace, he still enjoys his role as the logistics coordinator for all Foundation and outside client events. In addition, he oversees course design & safety, city & police relations, graphic design, advertising, marketing, and creative concepts. Dave resides in Davis with his wife Jen and has 4 very cool kids, all of which has worked at A Change of Pace at one point or another.
Treasurer, Assistant Race Director & Head Timer
Jeannine not only oversees the day-to-day operations; she handles one of the most critical elements within the organization; the registration and timing department. Aside from overseeing the computerized timing department and client/participant relations, she handles our social media and website changes and medal/award design. Her guidance and organizational skills have become a huge value to the organization as she provides much of the input on special projects such as the Tour De Fit.
Jennifer has over twenty years of experience in the marketing field, including positions as the Marketing Director for Chevys Fresh Mex restaurants and Real Mex restaurants. Jennifer also has extensive experience developing community programs geared towards children, having served on the Board of Directors for the Davis Schools Foundation as well as the Patwin PTA. Jennifer has a Bachelor’s degree in Marketing from Pepperdine University, and is also a certified personal trainer. A runner herself, Jennifer has completed numerous triathlons and over 50 marathons, including top age-group finishes in high profile events such as the Boston Marathon and the Rock N Roll Marathon. Jennifer owns FIT House in Davis and enjoys inspiring her clients to reach their fitness goals.