TRiKC's Longview Jr. Triathlon provides a fun and healthy opportunity to help children stay active this summer. By combining swimming, biking and running in one sport, participants benefit from a well-rounded fitness activity while enhancing their endurance and strength, all while having fun.
USA Triathlon previously designated the Longview Jr. Triahtlon as part of its Grand Prix Youth Series and has recognized this triathlon as one of the best USAT sanctioned events. The TRiKC Longview Jr. Triathlon was selected to be in the Series based on strict criteria that included sanctioning compliance, safety, quality and athlete support.
This youth triathlon is open to children ages 1 to 17. All participants are automatically entered in a drawing for a free bicycle.
More information is available at our youth triathlon web page.
Free Bicycle Drawing: All participants are automatically entered in a drawing for a free bicycle courtesy of Bike America, in Lee's Summit, Overland Park, and Olathe. Go to Bike America for all your cycling gear.
Distances: Tri for Tots: 25 yard kiddie pool swim, .5 mile bike, .25 mile run. Ages 6-10: 100 yard pool swim, 3 mile bike, and 1 mile run. Ages 11-14: 200 yard pool swim, 6 mile bike, and 2 mile run. Teen Elite: 300 yard swim, 9 mile bike, 3 mile run.
Tri for Tots: We welcome all kids 6 and under to our Tri for Tots™ Triathlon Division. Now everyone can get into the action with a 25 yard kiddie pool swim, a .5 mile bike, and .25 run. This will be a non-competitive event with relaxed rules. Floats, water wings, tricycles, training wheels, and parents on the course for this portion of the event are all legal! The entry fee for the Tri Tots Division is only $20.50.
Teen Elite Division: This year we will once again have our Elite Teen Division, for youth ages 15 to 17. Race with the best and be the best!
Team Up: Relay Team Competition: Relay team competition is open to teams which can be all boys, all girls, or coed. The team must consist of two or three athletes. To determine your division add the age of all three team members ( two member teams will count the age of the oldest team member twice). Teams which consist of youth who ages that add up to 27 or less will compete in the short course. Teams which consist of youth who ages add up to 28 or more will compete in the long course. Note: Parents register as non-participating team captains to set up the teams.
Register the Entire Family: Families who enter three or more siblings in the Individual Division receive 50% entry fee discount on the third, fourth, or fifth child entered, except in the Tri for Tots and Team divisions.
Race Divisions: AGE GROUPS: Tri for Tots: 6 and under (tot course); Individual 8 and under (short course); 9-10 (short course); 11-12 (long course); 13-14 (long course); Teen Elite 15-17 (elite course); Relay (team members ages totaled) 27 and under (short course) 28 and older (long course). NOTE: Pursuant to USA Triathlon Rules, the age of an athlete is his or her age on December 31 of the year of the event.
Awards: First and Second Place Awards in the following age divisions: 7 and under, 8, 9 , 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, and 15 and older. Relay (team members ages totaled) 27 and under (short course), 28 and older (long course). NOTE: Pursuant to USA Triathlon Rules, the age of an athlete is his or her age on December 31 of the year of the event.
Best TRiKID in the Midwest Series: Double your fun, be part of the Midwest Triathlon Series. Participate in the both the TRiKC Longview Jr Triathlon and the JCC Youth Triathlon and earn points and become the TRiKIDS Midwest Triathlon Series winner. group. The overall male and female will winner in the 6 to 10 age category and the 11 to 14 category will win a special trophy and the title of Best TRiKID in the Midwest. The TRiKIDS Points Series Awards will be announced approximately one week after the TRiKC Longview Jr Triathlon. Click here to review the rules.
General Triathlon Information & TRiKC Discount: The premier triathlon resource in the Kansas City area is www.TRiKC.org. Check it out for the latest multisport news. If you have a current registered TRiKC family membership or Youth membership with TRiKC, you receive a $5.00 discount per child off the individual entry fee for the Longview Jr. Triathlon!
USA Triathlon (Important): This event is sanctioned by USA Triathlon. All youth participants must have USAT license to participate. The license must be purchased in advance of the race. Visit USAtriathlon.com to purchase a youth membership online.
For Safety's Sake: Approved bike helmets are required. The USAT rules require helmets that meet the US national standard for bicycle helmet safety. All helmets must meet or exceed the CPSC standard. The CPSC approval sticker is required to be in the helmet. Radio/stereo headsets are not permitted. Any parent assisting a child will result in disqualification. Due to hot and humid conditions that may exist during this time of year, drink plenty of water before and during the race.
Training Tips: Work out with your friends or parents. - Watch out for cars or other obstacles when riding your bike. Remember to always wear your helmet. - Don't go too hard too fast. Save your energy. - Don't train hard every day. - Warm up those cold muscles. - Practice your transitions. You should practice your transitions from swim to bike and bike to run. - Train with a smile. Most importantly you should have fun. Race hard, try your best and have a great time! Everyone who finishes is a winner!!!
USA Triathlon Rules: The rules for the sport of triathlon can be found on the USA Triathlon web page.
Elite Youth Triathlon Training: SBR Elite Training and Racing is a triathlon youth development program for junior triathletes ages 8 through 16. Team members are trained by USA Triathlon coaches that are committed to building champions in the sport of triathlon. For more information regarding the program, visit http://www.sbrelite.com
The event will go governed by the USA Triathlon rules. There are NO refunds or transfers of entries.
Event schedule and times
Get Ready to Race! The TRiKC Longview Jr Triathlon will be held on Sunday, July 20, starting at 7:30am.
Orientation and Packet Pickup: Participants and parents who have not participated in the Longview Jr. Triathlon within the last three years must to attend th pre-race clinic on Saturday, July 19 at 2:30pm. All others may pick up their packet on Friday, July 18 at 6:30 p.m. or Saturday, July 19, 2:30 p.m. The clinic and packet pickup will be held at the Longview Recreation Center. Participants will receive a packet consisting of a race number, event T-shirt, course information, and tips on various aspects of the race.
Longview Recreation Center: The triathlon is held at the Longview Recreation Center which is located at 3801 SW Longview Road, Lee's Summit, Missouri. 64081. The Center is just minutes off Interstate 470 in Lee's Summit (Kansas City Metro Area). The triathlon is held in association with the Lee's Summit Parks and Recreation Dept.
Chip Timing: The TRiKC LONGVIEW JR. TRIATHLON will have chip timing.