Bendigo Kids Triathlon

 

Mini Tri Event 
50m swim hydro pool; 1km ride around lake Neanger on path; 200m run on grass (entry $5.00) minimum age 6yrs on day
Maxi Tri Event
100m swim main pool; 3km ride around lake Neanger on path; 500m run on grass (entry $5.00)
Super Tri Event
150m swim main pool; 3.75km ride on road 1 lap (Long/Short) course; 1km run around lake Neanger on path (entry $5.00)
 
 
Welcome parents and kids to the Bendigo Triathlon Club's Kids Page.
We are gearing up for another exciting season and hope to see all previous participants and new ones at the first event.
If you can please print off a Membership Form  before you arrive on event day to save time would be greatly appreciated.
You only have to fill this form out once a year and membership is free.
Please note we also have online registration through our website. This is great feature for families or large groups .
Once Participants enter their details on their pc or smartphone they are retained.
The SUPER TRI EVENT(150m swim; 3.75km ride; 1km run) distance bridges the gap between the Maxi and the Short Course and is open to Adults and Kids and is similar to the Weetbix TRYathlon 11 to 15yr old event and a great stepping stone to our Short Course race (200m swim; 7.5km ride; 2km run).
So if you think you're up to it, here are some guide lines we have laid out for you to consider:
1. Mini participants to be able to swim/doggie paddle (prefer no walking) and be confident in the water. HYDRO POOL 50m.
2. Maxi participants to be able to swim 100m freestyle/backstroke unaided and continuous and be confident in deep water. 2 laps of big pool.
3. No training wheels, child must be able to ride a standard 2 wheel bike.
4. Parents are not permitted on the course during event unless you are a nominated volunteer or have asked for authorization from co-ordinators Troy Judy or Mel.
5. Super Tri participants must be able to swim 150m freestyle unaided and continuous and be confident in deep water. 3 laps of big pool.
6. Super Tri participants need to be competent and confident on a bike and know the road rules. They must obey road side marshals. 1 lap of Long/Short  bike course,on open road there is no road closure.
7. All Participants to be present at event briefing in bike transition area to hear course description and other vital information 7:45am.
IMPORTANT all participants to make sure bikes are in perfect working condition i.e. brakes, tyres (pump up) steering is straight, chains not falling off, this is for your safety and the safety of all other participants. The Bendigo Triathlon Club takes NO responsibility for unsafe bikes or other equipment and we will NOT be checking bikes for safety. If you are not sure, see one of our fantastic bike store sponsors Moronis Cycles or Bendigo cycles.

 

What to bring and some tips:

   Goggles/towel

   Swim cap (long hair) or hair elastics

   Bike in good working order can be BMX, mountain bike, road bike, hybrid etc 2 wheeler only

   Swimmers, a top to wear on the bike and run, NO bare chests boys

   Running shoes and socks (elastic laces are handy, do one week before event so kids can practice)

   HELMET is a must, check fit and straps, helmet should be fastened firmly under chin no dangling strap, no helmet no ride.

   Sunscreen and hat

   Label your things

   Don't be late recommend to be there at 7:15 to register and set up,registration closes at 7:40

   Event briefing 7:45

Parents:

Our Kids events are all about participation only the Super Tri Event is a timed Event but no winner or fastest times are recognise, times will be displayed for this Event on the Results page.The kids are winners just for participating in such an enjoyable friendly sport. You are welcome to time your own child as we understand some kids like to know how they are going each month.

On the Event day requests for parent volunteers to stand on corners and run leg turnarounds will be announced. Please try and volunteer once a season. You will be well briefed on what's required.

For other great tips and advice checkout the www.tryathlon.weetbix.com.au

The Bendigo Weetbix TRYathlon is a fantastic event and is usually held towards the end of February. So come along and try triathlon with the Bendigo Triathlon Club.

Live active. Live life.

For more information, please contact our kids co-ordinators: