Ages 5 years old with guardian
Swim: 1 lap around Leisure Pool
Run: 500 m
- Swim around the Leisure Pool
- Go to Transition Area (T1) – swim/run and change into running gear
- Run around the CGC parking lot to the stadium
- Go to Transitions Area (T2) – run/bike and don bike* and helmet
- Bike through the tunnel to Ketza Hill then circle back through the tunnel to the finish line
Note: Parents are required to run or walk with their child during the bike section, not bring their own bike.
* Bike options include: pushbike, bike with training wheels or a trike
- Participants must be the correct age by the race date. Children in the 5-year-old category must have one parent/guardian accompanying them throughout the race, with all necessary equipment for themselves, including swim attire (this includes being in the water within arm’s reach for the swim portion). Athletes 6 years of age and older do not require parental assistance during the race.
- Participants must complete the entire course. Any participant who does not cross the finish line is considered a missing child. If your participant cannot complete you must check-out at the finish line before leaving.
- All participants are placed in heats according to their age category.
- Each age category course route is marked and signed using their corresponding animal (e.g. 6-7 year olds look for the moose image throughout the course)
We are asking that if able, one parent/guardian count the laps for their child during the swimming portion and assist their child through transition 1. This will give that parent/guardian an opportunity to watch their child swim and limit the number of people in the pool area. Once participants are done swimming and have started their run, that parent/guardian can head over to the stadium to watch their child cross the finish line, please remember to take your child’s swimming items from transition 1 with you. Counting swim laps for your child is optional, if you would rather a staff or volunteer count your child’s laps just let us know.
- Volunteers are stationed throughout the course to lend any assistance needed to ensure participant safety and well-being.
- It is the participant’s responsibility to learn the route and follow the age category signage. There will be clear marking and signage throughout the course.
- When overtaking a fellow runner or rider, pass to the left and return to the right side of the trail. When passing, please call out “on your left” to let the person in front of you know you are there.
- Volunteers count laps for bike riders if more than one lap is required for their age group.
- Parents cannot assist children during the event (with the exception of the 5-year-old category)
- 5-year-olds swim in the Leisure Pool within arms’ length of support person.
- 6-14 year-olds swim in lanes in the lap pool (6-year-olds can have a support person in their lane if needed)
- Anxious swimmers will be placed as close to lifeguards as possible.
- PFDs (life jackets) and other flotation aids are available for use. You are more than welcome to your own.
- Flippers and other propulsive devices are not allowed.
- Any stroke is allowed; there is no disqualification for style or stopping
- Guardians/volunteers will count laps for swimmers if more than one lap is required.
- This transition area is outside of the pool (east side of the CGC)
- Drop off transition bag for T1 & T2, at T1 at least 10 minutes prior to designated swim time.
- Participants’ change of clothes for running must be in their transition bag before proceeding to the body marking station.
- Guardians/volunteers will assist participants after the swimming event to find their transition bag and direct them to the running trail.
- Only participants and volunteers can be in the transition area
- Participant’s bikes and helmet must be dropped off in the transition area (stadium) between 7:30 am – 8:45 am on race day No helmet = no race
- Bicycles must be walked in the transition area
- Participants will finish the race with their bikes and can take the directly to their vehicles.
- When finishing the race, please ensure that bikes are removed from the finish line and not dropped on the ground as soon as the participants clear the finish line.
Note: It is your responsibility to see that bikes and helmets are in good working order. Bike inspection is not mandatory but recommended. Be sure to check your child’s helmet before race day. Helmets must be buckled during the bike portion of the event, including in the transition zone.