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RACE DATE: Sunday, April 19, 2015 @ 1:00 pm.
RACE LOCATION: Westside Park & Pool, 1001 NW 34th St, Gainesville, Florida 32605.
The Youth Combine Kids Triathlon will start with a swim at Westside Pool, which is being opened exclusively for our event. Once participants complete the swim they will head to the transition area conveniently shaded by pine trees. The bike course will take participants through cozy and safe neighborhood streets, offering plenty of shade and views of beautiful homes. Participants will then race up the small hill to Westwood Middle School before turning around to head back for either their transition to run or a second lap on the bike, depending on age. The best part about our race is the run portion which takes place almost entirely along the comfortable and shaded trails of Westside Park. Older kids will loop back through the run course for a second lap before racing to the finish.
The Youth Combine Kids Triathlon is the most affordable kids triathlon in Gainesville and offers a beautiful, shaded, and safe race environment to be enjoyed by your entire family.
Shirts are only guaranteed for registrations submitted by 4/7/15. Registrations past this date may receive a shirt, but it is not guaranteed.
REGISTRATION COST: $30 until April 10, $35 until April 17, $40 day-of.
MINI TRIKE & RUN PARTICIPANTS GET: Finisher’s medal, BBQ lunch courtesy of David’s BBQ
PARTICIPANTS AGES 5-15 GET: Finishers medal, event shirt, BBQ lunch courtesy of David’s BBQ.
AGE GROUP AWARD WINNERS GET: Special award winner medal.
All day-before events take place at Westside Park, in the grassy area just north of Westside Pool, between the Westside Pool parking lot and the baseball field.
3:00 – 6:00 pm – Packet pick-up with race course orientation. No packet pick-up necessary for mini trike & run participants.
3:15 – 3:45 pm – Race course orientation and triathlon clinic.
4:15 – 4:45 pm – Race course orientation and triathlon clinic.
5:15 pm – Day-before packet pick-up closes.
5:15 – 5:45 pm – Final race course orientation and triathlon clinic.
Race course orientation and a triathlon clinic will be held every hour (3:15, 4:15, and 5:15 pm). A race director will walk your family through the entire race course, offer advice on all things triathlon (bike prep, transition tips, nutrition, etc.) and answer any questions.
Because we have a new race set-up this year, we encourage all athletes to attend the race course orientation.
11:00 am – Bike check-in begins
12:45 pm – Mandatory pre-race meeting
1:00 pm – Pee-Wee Division (Ages 5 – 7) and Shorty Division (Ages 8 – 9) launch
2:00 pm – Junior Division (Ages 10 – 12) and Teen Division (Ages 13 – 15) launch
2:45 pm – Mini trike & run (Ages 2 – 4) launch
3:00 pm – Awards
Swim: 50 yd
Bike: 1.5 miles
Run: 0.5 mile
Swim: 100 yd
Bike: 1.5 miles
Run: 0.5 mile
Swim: 150 yd
Bike: 3 miles
Run: 1 mile
Trike/scoot/training wheels: 40 yd
Run: 25 yd
We convert the shallow end of Westside Pool in to short course yards to keep all swimmers safe. Because of the shallow end’s trapazoid shape, each lap becomes slightly longer. All lengths are approximate. After swimming, runners exit out of the large northwest pool utility gate and head north on the paved trail to enter transition.
Ages 5 – 7
Ages 8 – 9
Ages 10 – 15
Athletes exit transition from the south and turn left to head straight to the bike course. They merge in to the bike course with a private lane. Athletes ages 5 through 9 will complete one lap of the bike course. Athletes ages 10 through 15 must complete two laps.
Athletes will enter transition to start their bike to run transition from the same way they exited transition to begin their bike.
Athletes exit transition from the north and turn right to begin their run on the trails north of transition. Runners will then a short portion on the Westwood Middle School soccer field before heading back down to the trails of the park around the tennis court. Athletes ages 5-9 will complete one lap of the run course before heading straight to the finish line. Athletes ages 10-15 must complete two laps. Athletes ages 10-15 will turn left before the finish line and head north back to the trails north of transition to begin their second lap before heading to the finish.