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Race Day – Sun. Aug. 7

Spit shine the bike, secure the shoe laces, & put on the swim goggles!

It’s time for the 8th Annual Root Beer Kids Triathlon is set for Sunday afternoon, August 7, 2016!
Here we go! See when you start the root beer kids race!
ALL START TIMES ARE APPROXIMATE & SUBJECT TO THE DAYS ACTIVITIES
TIME | AGE (with heats divided up by age and gender)
1:30 | 12-14
2:10 | 9-11
2:50 | 6-8

Check-In
Please arrive at least one hour before your scheduled race.
Check-in and packet pick-up is Sunday, August 7th at the Minnesota Power Picnic Pavilion on Island Lake from 12:30 - 2:30. Day of registration will take place from 12:30-2:00pm
The race begins APPROXIMATELY at 1:30pm!

We are a USAT sanctioned event. USAT charges $10 per child for a one-day youth license or $15 for an annual youth membership.
If you are already a USAT member, you will not be assessed their fee. See https://membership.usatriathlon.org/public/register to purchase the $10 kids annual membership.
YOU MUST SIGN THE USAT WAIVER DURING ON-LINE REGISTRATION OR AT PACKET PICK-UP.

Body marking for all racers will begin an hour prior to the race and will be located at the entrance to the bike transition area. We will mark your number on your arm and on your leg. Your wave number will be written on your hand. Please allow enough time to take care of this.

A pre-race meeting will take place 5 minutes prior to the start of the heats (1:30, 2:10, 2:50) at the Minnesota Power Picnic Pavilion Beach Area. All athletes are required to be at this meeting.

Timing
We use Duluth Running Company chip timing. Secure the timing chip to your ankle. We only can provide finish times.

YOU MUST RETURN THE CHIP AT THE FINISH LINE OR YOU WILL BE ASSESSED A $30 FEE.

RULES, SUGGESTIONS & AWARDS

Rules and Suggestions
No participant shall wear headphones or any sound producing device during the race (results in disqualification).

Participants without helmets approved by the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) are NOT allowed to race. NO EXCEPTIONS.

The water will be shallow enough for your child to walk or stand up if he or she needs to. If they can swim their specific distance, please encourage them to do so as it makes for a more realistic experience.

We STRONGLY SUGGEST that your child NOT carry a water bottle on their bike.
There is a lot to be aware of on the bike course. A water bottle is a distraction and can be a major hazard if one is dropped on the road.

The Awards
All participants will receive a a super cool t-shirt and other great freebies.
The awards ceremony will be held near the finish line at approximately 30 minutes after the finish of each heat.

AWARDS WILL NOT BE MAILED OUT

Questions about the Rootbeer Kids Triathlon, please email us. We will try to respond as soon as possible.

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