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RACE DATE: Sunday, April 27, 2014 @ 1:00 pm.
RACE LOCATION: Westside Park & Pool, 1001 NW 34th St, Gainesville, Florida 32605.
The Gainesville Tri Hard 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 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 Gainesville Tri Hard 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 4/17/14. Registrations past this date may receive a shirt, but it is not guaranteed.
Ages 5 – 9
Swim: 75 yd
Bike: 1.5 miles
Run: 0.5 mile
Ages 10 – 15
Swim: 125 yd
Bike: 3 miles
Run: 1 mile
FREE mini trike & run (no packet pick-up necessary)
Trike/scoot/training wheels: 100 yd
Run: 100 yd
REGISTRATION COST: $30
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, and a raffle ticket for a chance to win either a bike accessories package from Gator Cycle including bicycle computer, light set, helmet, water bottle, a run package from Fit 2 Run Gainesville including a pair of kids running shoes and $50 towards running apparel, or a swim package from the City of Gainesville and TYR including a 6 month family swim pass and swim goggles and cap.
AGE GROUP AWARD WINNERS GET: Special award winner medal, Fit 2 Run gift card.
DAY-BEFORE RACE SCHEDULE:
Saturday, April 26, 2014
All day-before events take place at Westside Park, in the grassy area just south 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.
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). The race director will walk your family through the entire race course and answer any questions.
Triathlon clinic will be hosted by elite level triathlete, answering any triathlon questions and offering advice on all things triathlon (bike prep, transition tips, nutrition, etc.)
RACE DAY SCHEDULE:
Sunday, April 27, 2014
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