Most any bike is acceptable: BMX, mountain bike, 10-speed, training wheels... No tandems or tricycles. Just a bike that fits or is the correct size is recommended. In addition, bikes should be in good working order (gears, brakes...)
Please park in Lot C, north of the PAC.
If you have had your bike pre-inspected at one of the local bike shops, you can go right to transition to set up. If you haven't, then go to the on-site bike inspection station between the parking lot and transition area first. Once your bike is inspected, you can enter transition. Only participants are allowed in transition - NO PARENTS OR SPECTATORS inside the fence. We will have volunteers to help the kids get their area set up: bike, helmet, sunglasses, shorts, shirt, etc. If you did not pick up your packet with your bike plate and running bib number the night before, you should proceed to registration to do so now and return to plate your bike and apply your bib number to the FRONT of your shirt or shorts.
At check-in you will receive your race packet, your shirt and your goodie bag. We have two opportunities to do this:
Friday, May 16th from 5-8pm in PAC room 211 (at this time we will have folks available to walk you through the race and transition area) and Saturday, May 17th from Noon to 1:15pm at race site.
This will contain your race number and wave (the order you will get in the pool). You will have a color-coded swim cap (that you must wear) with your race number, a bike number and a run number.
All participants must report to the patio outside of PAC 211 (registration) by 1:30pm for a pre-race meeting and to wait for your wave to be called. The race cap must be worn during the entire swim. Fins and flotation devices are not allowed.
Will be set up like a time trial triathlon swim: all lane lines will be in pool. Participants will enter one at a time in a several second interval, then follow a ‘serpentine’ pattern based on their distance. Participants may hang onto side of pool to rest, but may not motivate along the wall and move forward. The pool will be fully staffed with trained lifeguards and volunteers. Spectators will be cordoned off to a bleacher viewing area.
Participants will exit the swim, out the north pool doors turn left in grass and run to Transition Area (see course maps) barefooted. Here they will remove their goggles/cap and don their helmet (chin straps must be worn at all times) and walk their bike to the "mount area" just south of the transition area. No bikes may be ridden inside transition area.
Once the participant completes the required number of laps on the bike, they will be directed to dismount and walk their bike back into the transition area and deposit their bike and helmet back where they set it up. Then they will head South on University Blvd for the run portion. There are no laps on run course this year. The time spent in the transition area during the race counts as a part of their total time.
The run course will take kids to the finish line located in Lot D (see map). All athletes will receive a finisher ribbon. The finish line will also have water, Gatorade, and snacks for participants.
There will be a short awards ceremony after the last finisher. Awards will go to first, second and third place in each age division and each gender.
The YMCA Kids Triathlon is an association-wide event. The funds generated from the triathlon will significantly increase the number of children, youth and families who have the opportunity to experience the extraordinary impact of the following programs: Y-CAP, Diamonds, Swim Lessons, Swim Team, Soccer, Basketball, Midnight Basketball, Youth and Government, Life Skills, After School Rocks (Drug Prevention), Healthy Kids Day, Preschool, Before and After School Childcare, Summer Day Camp, Preschool Sports, Kid's Night Out, Tumbling, Family Night, Fit Kids, Various Senior programs, Adult Wellness Programs, CPR, and Nutrition Classes.
The YMCA of Southwestern Indiana, Inc., following the example of Jesus Christ, responds to community needs,
by serving all people, especially youth, through relationships and activities that promote healthy spirit, mind, and body.