Kids Triathlon Race Day Information

Race Day is this Saturday, July 21, 2018
Nelson Center/Lincoln Park, Springfield, IL (map)

Packet Pick Up and Registration will be at held at SCHEELS on Friday July 20 from 4-6:30.

Packet Pick Up and Registration will open at 7am on race day at the Nelson Center/Lincoln Park.

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Things to do in the morning:

  • It is recommended that you arrive 1 hour before the race
  • Get registered if you haven’t already.  Registration closes at 7:45am on race day.
  • Pick up you race packet, if you haven’t already
  • Pin your number on the shirt or shorts you will wear on the bike and run.
  • Get body marked (number and age will be marked on arms and calves)
  • Pick up timing chip and place around ankle
  • Set up transition area (place bike, helmet, shoes, water, etc…)
  • SCHEELS bike mechanic will be available for minor repairs and to air up tires

Transition Area:

  • You MUST have a Helmet for the bike portion of the race!
  • Race numbers must be pinned on or a number belt can be used for the Bike and Run portion of the race.
  • Parent can help kids set up transition
  • Parents will not be allowed in the transition during the race

Things to know about the SWIM

  • Timing Chips must be worn
  • Goggles are recommended
  • Swim cap is optional
  • Floatation devices (kickboards, swimmies, life jackets) are permitted
  • Kids will be lined up and self-seeded based on ability, fast to slow
  • To start the race, kids will cross a timing mat and jump into the water (no diving) on a time based interval
  • Parents will  be allowed on the pool deck for the Mini-Triathlon (kids 5-6)

 Things to know about the BIKE

  • You MUST have a Helmet on
  • Race numbers must be worn
  • Timing Chips must be worn
  • Training wheel are allowed
  • Bike course is open to traffic.
  • Bike marshals will be guarding entrances to the park making anyone entering aware of the race.

Things to know about the RUN

  • The run course in on grass
  • Race numbers must be worn
  • Timing chips must be worn


  •  Finishers medals will be handed out
  • Timing chips will be collect
  • Drinks and food will be provided for racers