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…)
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, June 2nd from 4-6pm at the Dunigan Family YMCA and Sunday, June 4th from 11am-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 lobby outside the pool by 1:30pm for a pre-race meeting and to wait for your wave to be called.
Spectators will be asked to watch the swim from the spectator bleachers.
Participants will exit the swim and run to the 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 outside the Transition Area. No bikes may be ridden inside the Transition Area.
Once the participant completes the bike route, 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 leave transition for the run portion. The time spent int he Transition Area during the race counts as a part of their total time.
The run course will take kids to the finish line. All athletes will receive a finisher medal. 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.